Saltah

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Saltah
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Type Stew
Place of origin Yemen
Main ingredients Maraq, fenugreek, sahawiq (chillies, tomatoes, garlic, and herbs)
Other information It is the national dish of Yemen.
Cookbook: Saltah  Media: Saltah

Saltah (Arabic: سلتة) is considered the national dish of Yemen, and widely eaten in northern parts of the country. It is mainly served for lunch. The base is a brown meat stew called maraq, a dollop of fenugreek froth, and sahawiq or sahowqa (a mixture of chillies, tomatoes, garlic, and herbs ground into a salsa). Rice, potatoes, scrambled eggs, and vegetables are common additions to saltah. It is eaten traditionally with Yemeni flat bread, which serves as a utensil to scoop up the food.

It is believed that saltah originated in Sana'a and its history dates back 1,000 years, but this belief has no proof.

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