A Collection of Recipes from Palestine...(Chicken Fatteh, Fattoush, Hummus Bi Taheeni, Knafeh, Mahshi Warak Enab, Maqloobeh-Upside Down, Mjaddara, Mulukhia, Musakhan, Mutabbal, Qatayef and much more)
The word Fatteh generally refers to any meal that contains pieces of fried or roasted bread. Some examples are Hummus Fatteh, Eggplant Fatteh, and chicken Fatteh, which is our recipe.
A popular Palestinian salad prepared a lot during the fasting month, Ramadan. It is a very fresh spring salad that combines many nutritious ingredients.
Hummus Bi Taheeni
Anyone familiar with Middle Eastern food recognizes this rich sauce as a favorite. It always appears with meza and is becoming popular at western-style cocktail parties.
Shredded fillo dough , milk custard filling , topped with pistachios and a sweet syrup coat this famous Middle Eastern dessert. or Creme Custard filled.
Mahshi Warak Enab (Stuffed Vine Leaves)
Soften and blanch vine leaves by dipping a few at a time in boiling, salted water; Fold the leaf ; Roll tightly to form a cylinder 2-3 inches long; Arrange mahshi over layer of bones and sliced tomatoes and onion; Add water to cover, salt, and cook about an hour;
Malfouf (Stuffed-Cabbage) Malfouf (Stuffed-Cabbage): Ingredients-Medium Cabbage, ground beef or ground lamb, diced onion, short grain rice, garlic, cumin, caraway, coriander, cinnamon, salt and black pepper, cooking oil, lemon juice and water.
Maqloobeh-Upside Down Ingredients-Fried Eggplants, Rice, Lamb on the bone, Meat broth, Salt, black pepper, Allspice, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Turmeric and Onions.
A salad only known in Palestinian rural areas, it is a very refreshing (though a little bit hot) salad. It can add excellent taste to almost any meal from barbecued meat to rice dishes. It can also be eaten on its own for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A fully nutritious meal, Mjaddara is easy to make and very tasty.
A leafy summer vegetable that is extremely popular throughout the Middle East. It is available fresh, dry, and frozen. Only the leaves are edible. When using fresh Mulukhia, pick the leaves, rinse several times, and then spread out to dry before chopping or cooking whole leaves.
A very famous Palestinian recipe, particularly in the villages, this meal is a symbol of self-sufficiency in rural Palestine. Its ingredients are available in any village house at minimum costs, making a delicious and healthy meal.
Mutabbal (Eggplant Salad)
There are a variety of eggplant salads in Palestinian cuisine, but this is one which you will find in every restaurant as part of the traditional "Meza".
Qatayef (Ramadan pancakes)
This sweet is prepared only during the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan. You will find stands set up everywhere you go in Palestine with a hot plate where they pour the batter and in seconds you have round qatayef (pancakes) which are placed on top of each other.
Saj bread is a flat round bread baked on an upside down iron wok hot surface. This is an easy recipe for Saj bread.
Sfeeha (Meat Pies)
Meat pies or Sfeeha is a popular snack that is prepared in the Middle Eastern kitchen. It has many variations of preparing and filling, this is an easy recipe to prepare this delicious food that can be eaten as a snack or as a meal served with green salad or yogurt.