Qatar National Tourism Council celebrates Qatar National Day with culinary showcase

Doha, qatar, December 16, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to Release New Food Video, Part of Nine-Part Streaming Series, to Mark from Qatar National holiday on December 18 and promote the country’s diverse cuisines, connecting the international community to local Qatari delicacies.

The video presents the Qatari leader Noor Al Mazroei as she shares her traditional recipe and insider tips for cooking machboos, from Qatar National dish. The video is part of a culinary series, which features some of the country’s most renowned chefs and gives the world a glimpse of from Qatar a rapidly expanding gastronomic scene.

Secretary General of the Qatar National Tourism Council and Managing Director of the Qatar Airways Group, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Working with Chef Noor Al Mazroei celebrating Qatar’s national day gives us the pleasure of presenting a local specialty and bringing a small but integral part of from Qatar heritage to cuisines around the world. “

“Our expanding culinary landscape blends the best of flavors and traditional dishes with modern touches and we look forward to welcoming guests to Qatar to experience first-hand our rich and evolving food scene. “

The rich and tasty rice dish, Machboos, is the national dish of Qatar. Its depth of flavor comes from a combination of aromatic spices that produce a smoky taste. Served with a variety of meats, the dish is a favorite across the Arabian Sea.

Recipe by chef Noor Al Mazroei:


(For 2 people / Preparation time 20 minutes, cooking time about 1 hour)

1.1 chicken

2.2 cups basmati rice

3. Half a cup of white onion, cubed

4. Half a cup of tomatoes, coarsely chopped

5. A quarter cup of chopped parsley

6.1 tbsp grated garlic

7.1 tbsp grated ginger

8. 2 green peppers

9. 4 tablespoons of Qatari bazaar (mixed spices)

10. 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Qatari bazaar:

(Can be used for 10 -15 Recipes / Store in an airtight jar and use as needed)

1.1 cup cumin seeds

2.1 cup coriander seeds

3.½ cup ground black lemon

4.½ cup powdered ginger

5.½ cup ground cinnamon

6.½ cup ground turmeric

7.½ cup ground black pepper

8. Tablespoon of ground saffron

Qatari Bazaar mixing method:

1. Roast the cumin and cilantro until golden brown

2. Grind and mix well with the rest of the ingredients until all the spices are combined.

3. Remove from the grinder into a container until use.


1. Prepare your ingredients: chop the onion, mix the ginger, garlic and hot peppers in a bowl

2. Wash the rice before soaking it in water for one hour

3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add the correct spices, Qatari bazaar, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, green pepper, lemon, salt and leave until that the mixture mixes and dries out completely

4. Cut the chicken in half and add it to the pan until the mixture has turned the chicken red on both sides.

5. Add 3 cups of boiling water and reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 40 minutes

6. Take the chicken out of the water, put it in a baking sheet and cook at 190 °C / 170 Fan / 375 ° F for 10 minutes

7. Remove half the water from the pot before adding the rice and let it simmer for 10 minutes until the rice is cooked and has absorbed the liquid. Stir every 5 minutes

8. Transfer the chicken and rice to a serving dish.

To cook Chef Noor Al Mazroei’s Machboos recipe and watch her share her cooking tips, visit: or see the recipe above.

For media inquiries, please contact the QNTC press office at:

+974 4499 7882 or +974 3392 4466 | [email protected]

About the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC)

The mission of the Qatar National Tourism Council is to firmly establish Qatar as a place where cultural authenticity meets modernity and where people from all over the world come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sport, business and family entertainment.

QNTC’s work is guided by the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy (QNTSS), which aims to diversify the country’s tourism offer and increase visitor spending.

Since the launch of QNTSS, Qatar welcomed more than 14 million visitors. The economic impact of the tourism sector in Qatar is becoming increasingly visible with the government designating tourism in 2017 as a priority sector in the pursuit of a more diversified economy and a more active private sector.

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LinkedIn: Qatar National Tourism Council

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