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Alternative names Maaluba, maglub, maqlouba
Course Meal
Place of origin Levant
Region or state Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey and United Arab Emirates
Serving temperature Hot. Usually with yogurt or an Arab salad
Main ingredients meat, rice, and fried vegetables (tomato, chicken, cauliflower, potato, eggplant)
Cookbook: Maqluba  Media: Maqluba

Maqluba (Arabic: مقلوبة‎‎) is a traditional Arab dish from the Levant,[1] popular in Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey. The dish includes meat, rice, and fried vegetables placed in a pot, which is then flipped upside down when served, hence the name maqluba, which translates literally as "upside-down".

The dish can include a variety of vegetables, such as fried tomatoes, potatoes, cauliflower, eggplant, and chicken or lamb.[2] When the casserole is inverted, the top is bright red from the tomatoes that now form the top layer and cover the golden eggplant.

Maqluba is usually served with either yogurt or a simple Arab salad (salata Arabia) of diced tomato, cucumber, parsley, and lemon juice, often mixed with a tahina sauce.

Maqluba in Ramallah.

In Turkey, the dish is known as maklube. Although the ingredients become slightly different being modified to fit into Turkish cuisine, the preparation and look of the dish is the same.

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