How to Make Marqa Jelbana

How to Make Marqa Jelbana

Marqa Jelbana is a unique and flavorful dish to enjoy with family and friends. You can find Marqa Jelbana in local bakeries in Tunisia. However, nothing matches the quality of homemade Marqa Jelbana. It has different veggies, meat, and olive oil, making it a rich source of proteins, vitamins, and antioxidants. So, let us help you make this dish. Read on!


  • One tablespoon of concentrated tomato
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Peas
  • Turmeric
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red pepper
  • Paprika
  • Spices
  • Chicken or lamb meat
  • Water and olive oil
  • Potato


  1. Add olive oil to a saucepan and brown the minced onion and crushed garlic
  2. Now add the tomato concentrate, water, and spices
  3. Use the concentrate appropriately to dilute well
  4. Add peas and meat and pour in some water to cover these ingredients
  5. Add potatoes cut into four equal parts after cooking the meat
  6. Reduce the sauce to ensure it is not too thin or thick
  7. Serve with bread to your family or friends