Algerian Food – Dobara

Algerian Food - Dobara


Dobara, a flavorful Algerian dish, has its roots deep in the culinary traditions of North Africa. Originating from Algeria, Dobara is a dish that showcases the resourcefulness of Algerian cooking.
It is known for its use of simple and readily available ingredients, creating a dish that is both satisfying and rich in cultural significance. Often prepared during festive occasions and family gatherings, Dobara is a symbol of communal joy and the hospitality that defines Algerian culture.
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Algerian
Servings 6 People
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 cup dried broad beans
  • 1 cup chickpeas soaked overnight
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 pound lamb cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Preparing the Base
  • Soak Beans and Chickpeas:
  • Soak dried broad beans and chickpeas separately overnight.
  • Sauté Onion and Lamb:
  • In a large pot, heat vegetable oil and sauté chopped onions until translucent.
  • Add lamb pieces, browning them on all sides.
  • Add Tomatoes and Spices:
  • Stir in chopped tomatoes and tomato paste.
  • Incorporate ground cumin, paprika, ground coriander, salt, and pepper.
  • Create the Broth:
  • Pour enough water to cover the lamb and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and let it simmer until the lamb is tender.
  • Cooking Steps
  • Cook Beans and Chickpeas:
  • Add soaked broad beans and chickpeas to the pot, cooking until they begin to soften.
  • Add Rice:
  • Introduce rice to the pot, allowing it to cook until done.
  • Adjust Seasoning:
  • Taste the Dobara and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  • Serve Hot:
  • Ladle Dobara into bowls, garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve hot.
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