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Cuisines of Oman

Popular traditional Omani cuisines that are a delight on special occasions.

TAS News Service

Friday, November 18, 2022

Here are a few popular traditional Omani cuisines that are a delight on special occasions.


Kabsa is a rice dish blended with saffron and cooked with fiery red or white meat. Majboos means ‘be involved’ in Oman and is quite often served at special events like weddings and engagements. The two principal fixings that make the dish are saffron and cardamom. The meat is cooked first, with onion and garlic, while different flavors are added later. The rice is cooked separately and blended in with the meat, which turns it yellow and smooth.


Shuwa is a celebratory Omani dish that is ready during exceptional events like Eid. During the celebration, numerous families in Oman start cooking their Shuwa right off and consume the dish on the subsequent day.

The creation of this customary Omani food is an extremely lengthy and elaborate process. The meat, which is commonly sheep, goat or camel, is marinated with a wide range of flavors. Every family has its own mix of fixings that they use, including flavors like coriander, nutmeg and cumin. Then, at that point, the meat is enclosed by banana leaves and tossed into an underground sand broiler. It is cooked underground for a little while and afterward lifted up starting from the first stage for consumption. When the meat is removed, it comes across as delicate, with a layer of fresh flavors around it. It is presented with rice and pureed tomatoes.


A popular delicacy in Oman is Mushaltat, which is a soft flatbread loaded down with honey, meat, spinach or cheddar. The bread is made from refined wheat flour and kneaded into thin cakes, loaded down with fixings and prepared for around 5 minutes.