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Famous Food In Algeria

Updated: Dec 11, 2021

The cuisine of Algeria is influenced by Algeria's interactions and exchanges with other cultures and nations over the centuries. It is characterized by wealth derived from both land and sea products.

Here Are 29 Algerian Traditional dishes you should try in Algeria.

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Chorba Firik

Chorba Frik (also called El Jari outside of the capital), is famous mainly in the northern regions of Algeria.

The main ingredient is frik, which is frequently used in many Algerian dishes. It is a tomato-based soup made with meat, onion, and chickpeas. The dish is seasoned with spices such as mint or coriander, which give the dish a typical oriental flavor.

It is eaten as a main course every day of Ramadan.

It is believed this soup helps with digestion and prepares an empty stomach for the various delicious traditional dishes to come.



Harira is a famous food in Algeria & Morocco. Recipes for this dish vary from region to region.

Algerian Harira is often composed of lamb, chicken, or beef simmered with vegetables (zucchini, carrots, potatoes, onion, chickpeas, tomatoes, lentils, onions), olive oil, rice, beaten eggs, spices, and herbs (celery, coriander, and parsley). A dash of lemon juice may be sprinkled on top to enhance its taste further.

A popular starter, it is mostly eaten during Ramadan.

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Chorba Beïda

Chorba beïda is a white chicken soup that's traditionally prepared for Ramadan. It's usually made of chicken, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, butter, cinnamon, chickpeas, and seasonings. The chicken pieces are first browned and the vegetables are cooked until they soften. Egg yolks, lemon juice, and parsley or coriander are mixed into the soup.

chorba beïda is often accompanied by crusty bread on the side.