Znoud el- sitt

Znoud el -sitt is popular pastry with various fillings in the Middle East.

It is one of most famous Syrian sweets and it is eaten fresh, using the finest natural ingredients, to give a delicious flavour that distinguishes it from other sweets.

Znoud el-sit is made with thin sheets of phyllo dough that are wrapped into small elongated rolls while the center is filled with ashta (milk cream), then fried and dipped in sugar syrup, flavored with blossom water before being sprinkled with crushed pistachios. It is crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

Syrian baba ganoush

In much of the arab speaking world, certainly in Syria and Palestine, the smoky aubergine dip with tahini is known as moutabal. Here, baba ganoush starts out the same. But in place of the tahini, tangy flavours are substituted: tomato, pomegranate molasses, and fresh herbs.

The key to this dish is to burn the aubergine properly. this can be done by burning it directly on the flame or using the grill in the oven at its highest setting, placing the aubergines as close as possible.

Serve alongside a few other mezes or alongside the barbecue.

Kebab Halabi (grilled kebab with meat)

Kebab Halabi, Aleppo's most famous dish that is distinguished by its unique way in cooking in this ancient city.

Kebab is made by mixing minced meat (beef or lamb) with nuts, seven spice mix, onions, and salt, then put the mixture on long skewers and grilled in open fire or over lava stone this way which gives the kebabs a particular flavor. Although kebab is often cooked on a skewer over a fire, it could also be cooked without skewering on a grill, baked in a pan in an oven, or prepared as a stew.

The grilled meat is served with sauce and yogurt, mint leaves, and cumin powder.

Romoosh el sett

Romoosh el sett means “the lady’s eyelashes”, this is a sweet dish and very popular in Aleppo, due to the existence of semolina in the ingredients which give it a crunchy, sandy texture.

Romoosh el sett should be dunked in sugar syrup and supposed to be shaped like an eye with eyelashes.

 

Ingredients:

1- 1.5 cup flour.

2- 1/2 cup unsalted butter- room temperature.

3- 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

Oozy ( Rice Pie)

Oozy is a very popular dish in Syria and the Levant area, Jordan and Palestine. It is usually made in wedding celebrations, gatherings, Ramadan and also Eid. Oozy is basically rice, vegetables, and ground meat wrapped in a pastry sheet.

 

 Ingredients:

1- 3 cups of basmati rice.

2- 3 Tbs of olive oil.

3- 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed.

4- 1 large onion, diced.

5- 1 cup peas   

6- 1 medium red bell pepper, diced.

7- 1 medium green bell pepper, diced.

8- 1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced.

9- 2 carrots, about 1 cup, diced.

10- Salt and pepper to your taste.