Maraq (dish)

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Alternative namesMarak
CourseLunch or dinner
Place of originSomalia
Main ingredientsLamb, or chicken, water, Spices

Maraq (Arabic: مرق) is a Yemeni/Somali dish. The word itself simply means "broth" in Arabic and in Somali.


The process of cooking maraq would usually begin by boiling some meat with some spices and onions. After the meat is tender and cooked, it is served on a bed of rice. The resulting Maraq broth would be served in a bowl on the side. In Yemen, it is usually sipped with the meal while in Somalia it is served before meals. It is also common to squeeze a fresh lime into the Maraq as it cools down for additional flavor.

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