Maqluba, or Makloubeh, often pronounced as Maalouba or Maglouba (Arabic: مقلوبة) is a traditional Palestinian dish. It consists of rice and eggplant or cauliflower casserole that is then turned upside down when served, hence the name maqluba which translates literally as "upside-down".
The ingredients are commonly found in palestinian farms and homes. The dish can include fried tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, cauliflower, eggplant and chicken or lamb. When the casserole is inverted, the top is bright red from the tomatoes that now form the top layer and cover the golden eggplant.
Makloubah is usually served with either yoghurt and/or a simple salad of tomato and cucumber, often mixed with a tahina sauce.