Galayeh Bandura

Traditional dish from bedouin community, you maybe tried or you will try it during your stay in Wadi Rum. Simple but delicious,galayeh bandura is a vegetarian dish, very healthy and light. You can also find it around jordan, sometimes with meat as lamb or chicken. 
We eat it in any time of the day, from my side I love to eat it for the breakfast with khobez (arabic bread). 
Be sure to love onions, it is one of the main ingredient of this recipe! 
The recipe below is the way my family and I cook it, we usually prepare it directly on the fire, hope you will enjoy, sahtein! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 yellow oinion finely diced
  • 6 tomatoes
  • salt
  • 1 tsp cumin


  • Cut the onion finely diced and the tomatoes
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat heat olive oil. Add the diced onion, and saute for 3 minutes
  • Add the diced tomatoes, and put the heat lower to simmer and cook until tomatoes are soft. Add the cumin and the salt at your convenience
  • Enjoy your galayah!
Keyword jordan

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Galayeh Bandura recipe