Saltah is one of the main dishes widely eaten in Yemen
The Republic of Yemen , commonly known as Yemen , is a country located in the Middle East, occupying the southwestern to southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, and Oman to the east....

 and it is mainly served for lunch. Its base is either lamb, chicken, or beef. Other ingredients are added, but vary from household to household. Other ingredients include cooked rice, scrambled eggs, potatoes, hulbah (a sauce made with fenugreek
Fenugreek is a plant in the family Fabaceae. Fenugreek is used both as a herb and as a spice . The leaves and sprouts are also eaten as vegetables...

), beans, chopped meat, and a salsa called sahawqa. It is eaten with flat bread like malooga
Malooga is a Yemeni flatbread eaten with bean dishes, scrambled eggs, spiced buttermilk, and many other Yemeni savory dishes.-Preparation:Malooga dough is made very much like pizza dough with water, yeast, salt, and flour. It is kneaded very well and set to rise for an hour. It is cut to large...


It is believed saltah originated in Sana'a
-Districts:*Al Wahdah District*As Sabain District*Assafi'yah District*At Tahrir District*Ath'thaorah District*Az'zal District*Bani Al Harith District*Ma'ain District*Old City District*Shu'aub District-Old City:...

and its history dates back one hundred years introduced by the Ottoman Turks occupying Yemen at the time. However, it was the Yemeni additions that made saltah what it is today.


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