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Posted On: 15 May 2018 02:10 pm
Updated On: 20 June 2018 02:28 pm

Delicious street food in Qatar

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Street food is popular all over the world, and no more so than in Qatar, where a tremendously diverse range of culinary styles for the discerning plate are available. Whether going out shopping, hanging out with friends, or enjoying quality time with your family, we cannot resist stopping at a street food shop to enjoy their delicious offerings.

So why not savor and sample some street foods available in Qatar?

Pani Puri

Average price QR 10

Pani Puri
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Pani Puri is a lovable street food originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is actually a crisply fried round hollow dough ball stuffed with potato, onion, chickpeas, tamarind chutney, chat masala, and flavored water. Pani Puri is a very common street food in many parts of India. It has also many other names such as Gupchup, Golgappa, and Puchka. The dough balls can be prepared using wheat flour. They mainly contain evenly crushed boiled potato, chilli powder, onion, salt, and chickpeas. Finally, a small hole is made on the top of the balls using a thumb or spoon to insert the filling. It is often served with chutney for a more intense taste. Mumbai chowpatty in Qatar is one of the popular destinations for panipuri.  

Is your mouth watering? Can you contain yourself?


Arabic Crepe

Average price: QR 5

Arabic Crepe
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The traditional Arabic Crepe is a popular street food in Qatar. It is similar to Regag bread which is a thin flatbread like a wafer. The procedure involves preparing a mixture of flour and water with a pinch of salt added to form a wheat batter. The batter is then poured into a hot flat circular frying pan and spread evenly on the pan with the help of a pastry knife or offset spatula. Cooking for about 30 to 60 seconds will cause the material to look like the surface of the moon and thus the crepe is ready. You can find then at Souk Waqif. Want to try?


Shawarma

Average price: QR 7 to QR 15

Shawarma
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Shawarma is a delicious Arabic street food and it is very popular in Qatar. It is like a sandwich with the addition of marinated meat that may be either of lab or kitchen. It is prepared by first skewering it on big rods then slowly cooked over open flames for some time. It is then shaved into slices that are piled into ten-inch pita bread. Further ingredients like pickles, tomatoes, and other tangy condiments are added to enhance the taste. Many shops in Qatar offer delicious Sharma.  


Spring potato 

Average price: QR 10

Spring potato
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Spring potato is widely consumed as a street snack in Qatar. Potato Spring is a fried dish consisting of loaded potatoes being rolled into a deep-fried cylinder. Spring potatoes are treated with various ingredients like salt, pepper, tomato ketchup etc. You can find then at different venues in Qatar, for example, MIA Bazaar, Al Wakra souk etc. 


Magic Corn 

Average price: QR 7 to QR 10 

Magic Corn in Qatar
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Magic Corn is popular snack items in Qatar. Magic corn is a yellow variant of corn and usually gets sweeter in taste when cooked. Various ingredients like lemon, salt, chili powder, sauce and butter are added to improve the taste of magic corn. These snacks are loved by all ages, especially children, and are available at most shopping malls and many different events and venues.


Popcorn

Average price: QR 2 to QR 5 

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Popcorn is a variety of corn which expands and puffs up when heated. It seems like a delicious snack for movie theaters, however, it is also commonly consumed snacks whether you're cheering at a park or roaming around the shops in a shopping mall. It is also available at most shopping malls and many different events and venues across Qatar. 



So which of these delicious street foods are on your wish list? Do let us know in the comments section below. And don't forget to like and share this article.