Mangal (barbecue)

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Meat prepared on a mangal

Mangal is a Middle Eastern barbecue—both the event and the grilling apparatus itself.


The word mangal is derived from the Arabic word manqal (منقل) meaning "portable"[1] and originally referred to portable indoors heaters mostly replaced by Western-type stoves.[citation needed]

Mangal also refers to the social gathering of family or friends in gardens or picnic areas,[2]


A mangal is typically used to grill various cuts of meat, such as steak, hamburgers, kebab, shashlik, chicken wings and chicken breasts. Roasted vegetables, salads and other cold foods accompany the meal.


In Turkey, şalgam or ayran are common drinks during mangal parties as well as rakı.

In Israel, holding a mangal is traditional on Israel Independence Day and the intermediate days of Passover.[3]


  1. ^ Mangal - Etimoloji
  2. ^ "Fired up!". Archived from the original on 2016-04-14. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  3. ^ Word of the Day: Mangal

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