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Bowl of saltah
Place of originYemen
Main ingredientsMaraq, fenugreek, sahawiq (chillies, tomatoes, garlic, and herbs)

Saltah (Arabic: سلتة) is a Yemeni dish. It is 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 is used as a utensil to scoop up the dish.

Saltah is an old Yemeni dish that some say is thousands of years old. It is said that its ingredients were only Maraq and Hilbah (Fenugreek). It has been developing since then and is split into two dishes: Saltah and Fahsah.

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