Traditional Moroccan Dishes

Take your taste-buds on a rollercoaster ride of spices, flavors and textures. This guide to Moroccan cuisine and dishes will whet your appetite for a taste of Morocco.

Moroccan cuisine is as varied as its culture. It has had so many diverse influences that its food is often layered with many different spices. The following spices are commonly used in Moroccan cuisine:

Cayenne Pepper
Sesame Seed
Black Pepper
Green Coriander
Grey Verbena
Fragrant Waters
Chick Peas

Examples of Traditional Dishes


A triple layered savory pastry: A layer of chicken is covered with a layer of eggs and a lemony-onion sauce and then topped with a layer of crushed almonds. Everything is wrapped in phyllo pastry and delicately covered with cinnamon and sugar.

Harira Soup

This traditionally Berber soup is usually served during the holy festival month of Ramadan. Also great for cold weather!


This roasted lamb dish is a great favorite! A paprika and cumin spice combination is pasted over the lamb and then it's slowly cooked for about three hours. Generally seasoned with cumin & salt.

Click here for a Moroccan Restaurant Guide and for other Moroccan Recipes.



User Comments & Reviews: 7 Comment(s)

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Liz - 2011-04-13 09:50:24

I have loved this site, cos am planning a holiday in mid May 2011 and i need some info on the food and the people to meet. thanks big time cos now am not worried about anything. Morocco will definitely be my final destination. Cheers

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StółZPowyłamywanymiNogami - 2011-02-22 14:17:53

they also use some fish :)

Reply to this comment Team - 2010-11-19 07:04:19

Thank you for posting your comments on We do our best to present interesting and accurate information in promoting this beautiful country, and we appreciate feedback from visitors to our site. We are sure you will enjoy our Attractions pages which have information on many of Morocco's fascinating attractions. Best wishes - Team

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