burghul bi Hommos

burghul bi Hommos ( burghul with chickpeas) is an authentic and healthy delicious Syrian recipe based on bulgur, onions, chickpeas and meat, or simply vegetarian substituting the meat stock with vegetable stock or water, which is usually served with yogurt.

The addition of chickpeas to this bulgur recipe gives the dish the perfect texture. Spices enhance the dish and give the Syrian touch.

Burghul bi Hommos is traditionally prepared with Arabic samneh (ghee), which is nothing more than clarified butter, but you can also use oil.

This delicious traditional recipe is prepared for the winter.

 

Sweet Cheese Kunafa

Kunafa is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert.  It is popular in Syria, Egypt and Palestine. It is made of thin noodle-like pastry, or semolina dough, soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup, and typically layered with cheese, or with other ingredients such as clotted cream or nuts.

This dessert is different from other desserts because it must be eaten hot, right after it is cooked. The cheese used most be unsalted so that it complements the sweetness of the dessert. It is one of the favored desserts in Ramadan.

Bulgur with Tomato sauce

It’s a vegetarian, very healthy, frugal dish.

Bulgur is a processed wheat product traditional in Syria. It is made from whole grains that have been steamed, hulled, dried, crushed and sorted by size. Bulgur can be stored for several months without spoiling.

Bulgur is packed with fiber and is low calorie.

Bulgur with Tomato sauce is easy-to-do and tasty Syrian dish is made of bulgur, tomatoes and onions. You can serve plain yogurt next to it or Arabic salad.

 

Spinach Fatayer

Spinach fatayer   are   Syrian dough made by mixing flour and water filled with different types (meat, cheese and spinach).

Spinach fatayer are made with onions, sumac, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne. It is lightly coated in a lemon and olive oil before sealing inside circles of dough and baking until golden and flaky.

Spinach fatayer are a wonderful food, tasty, full of nutrients, vitamins, and fiber. And the small size of fatayer makes it a perfect appetizer or light snack.

Meat Borak

Borak, or in Turkish Borek, is an umbrella term describing a huge variety of filled pastries eaten in all ex-Ottoman Empire countries .It is a crispy flaky crust and a generous filling. Meat or cheeses are by far the most common but potato, sausage, spinach or leeks can be used. Borak can be deep fried or oven baked after being brushed with oil or butter to give it some extra crispness.

In Syria the two main varieties, cheese and meat, are an integral part of the mezze spread. The taste of any type of pastry and filling extras varies a lot from restaurant to restaurant.