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Matbucha a Salad

Comments : 3 Posted in : Accompaniments, Appetizer, Arabic Cuisine, Bachelor Recipes, Condiments, Cuisine, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Dips, Salad, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Matbucha looked so delicious and smelt so yum that I did not want to wait for the refrigeration period. Take it from me it tastes good as a side dish also.

Cooked salad,


Matbucha is a cooked salad the main ingredients of which are tomatoes and capsicum seasoned with garlic and chillies in Arabic and an appetiser from North Africa in Israel, Morocco and throughout the Middle East. But is yum dip too.

A Matbucha is a part of Meze which can hold a spread with Hummus, Tzatziki, Falafel, Muhammara, and Roasted Red Pepper Spread.

My Matbucha is a from here.


A Popular salad of cooked tomatoes and a part of Meze.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 20 mins
Course: Appetizers-Starters, Bachelor Recipes, Condiments, Kid-Friendly, Side Dish
Cuisine: Arabic, Turkish
Servings: 6


  • 3 Garlic cloves minced
  • 5 Tomatoes chopped
  • 5 Capsicum green chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno chopped ( I used a local red chilli that is very pungent)
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Kali mirch/ pepper corns
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • In a thick bottomed kadhai/wok heat oil.
  • Once the oil is hot add the garlic, capsicum, jalapeno chilli and tomatoes.
  • Add the black pepper, salt and red chilli powder.
  • Add the black pepper, salt and red chilli powder.
  • Stir occasionally and cook for about 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  • Cover and cook over low flame until the liquid evaporates and the salad has thickened.
  • Stir in the lemon juice, and refrigerate overnight before serving.




3 thoughts

  • May 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    That’s an interesting salad. Much like salsa. Would love to have it with some bread.

  • May 22, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    A lovely cooked salad, much like salsa. Would love to have it with some bread.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 22, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks, Mayuri.

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