Breaking News

Shakriya

Shakriya is a Syrian dish with hot yoghurt stew, lamb and pine nuts, as well as a spices and herbs, served with frikeh (roasted green wheat) or rice.

Shakriya can be made from chicken or lamb, and its name comes from the Arabic word ‘shukr’, which means to thank. Given the relative luxury of the ingredients plenty of meat and the richness of the yogurt.  It is served during Ramadan and Easter .

The concept of yogurt soup is specific to the mountainous regions, where dairy farming reigns strong and there is an abundance of milk.

Syrian special occasions dish: Kabsa

Kabsa is considered one of the national dishes of many Arabic countries like: Syria, Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.  Kabsa is a well-known recipe served with rice and meat for large groups of people at weddings, parties, or special occasions.

A popular way of preparing meat for kabsa is through using an ancient technique, whereby meat is barbecued in a deep hole in the desert sand. Another way is mathbi, used in India; where seasoned meat is grilled on flat stones that are placed on top of burning embers. A third technique, madghūt, involves cooking the meat in a pressure cooker. Kabsa is Known sometimes as (kabseh, majboos, or machbus) referring to the technique used in the cooking, where the ingredients are all cooked (or pressed) in one pot.

Makdous

 

Makdous is a dish of oil-cured Aubergines. It a staple Supply found in the kitchens of Syria and Levantine cuisine (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraqi), also widely known throughout the Middle East. They are tiny, tangy eggplants stuffed with walnuts, red pepper, garlic, olive oil and salt.

It is normally eaten with Arabic flatbread as part of the breakfast or supper, or as a snack. It is a delicious appetizer.

It's perfect for vegetarian and is gluten-free. Usually it needs 5 days to be ready for eating.

Hummus Balila

Balila is a Traditional Syrian street dish, consisting of chickpeas which are overcooked with garlic, cumin and olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice. It's served as a hot mezze dish.

The name is also used for a different Egyptian dish made of wheat, milk, nuts, and raisins.

Some people like to mash the Balila with a fork before scooping a bite with the fresh soft pita bread and others like to add toasted pita pieces to the dish.

 

Ingredients:    

1- 2 cups canned chickpeas

2- 1 clove garlic, crushed

3- 4 tablespoons lemon juice

4- 5/1 cup olive oil

5- 1 teaspoon cumin

6- 1 teaspoon salt

Meghli

Meghli, (boiled), or karawiyah, the traditional Syrian dessert based on rice pudding. It is vegan, gluten, and dairy-free dish. Meghli is made with rice flour, caraway Seeds, water, sugar, spices, a variety of nuts and spices, and is then cooked over low heat until the mixture can hold itself.

This dessert is most popularly served to celebrate the birth of a new child in a family. When family and friends come over to see the new child, this pudding is served in individual bowls topped with a variety of nuts and shredded coconut. It is also said that the brown color of the spiced pudding is symbolic for the richness of soil, while the rough texture of the nuts on top represents growing seeds.