Mangal (barbecue)

Meat prepared on a mangal
Mangal as heating device from nineteenth century in Serbia (Museum of Vuk and Dositej).

Mangal (Arabic: منقل‎, romanizedmanqal, Armenian: Մանղալ, romanizedmanghal, Kurdish; مقەڵی, Turkish: mangal, Persian: منقل‎, romanizedmanghal, Urdu: منقل‎, romanizedmanghal, Hebrew: מנגל‎, romanizedmangal, Georgian: მაყალი, Azerbaijani: manqal, Russian: мангал) is a Middle Eastern barbecue—both the event and the grilling apparatus itself.


The word mangal is derived from the Arabic word manqal (منقل) meaning "portable"[1] and originally referred to portable indoors heaters mostly replaced by Western-type stoves.[2]

A mangal is typically used to grill various cuts of meat, such as steak, hamburgers, kebab, shashlik, chicken wings and chicken breasts. Roasted vegetables, salads and other cold foods accompany the meal. In Turkey, şalgam or ayran are common drinks during mangal parties as well as rakı. Mangal also refers to the social gathering of family or friends in gardens or picnic areas,[3] similar to the South African braai.

In Israel, holding a mangal is traditional on Israel Independence Day and the intermediate days of Passover.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Mangal - Etimoloji
  2. ^ Mangalın tarihi
  3. ^ "Fired up!". Archived from the original on 2016-04-14. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  4. ^ Word of the Day: Mangal

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