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Syrian Eggplant Stew (Kawaj)

Eggplant stew is a popular vegetarian dish in Syria and the Levant area, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine.

It is called kawaj in Syria; it is simple to cook Chunks of eggplants, potatoes, and tomatoes are cooked until become tender. It’s full of flavor and color and it is served as a main dish.

Eggplant stew is a very rich in benefits because it contains all nutrients.

Tabbouleh salad

Tabbouleh salad is considered as one of the most famous kinds of vegetarian salads in Syria and in the Middle East countries. 

The Syrian tabbouleh is the quintessential salad that you’ll find at all Syrian restaurants that most people like to eat. It is always served as an appetizer, along with fattoush, baba ghanoush, and hummus!

The most important components of tabbouleh are: finely chopped parsley, with tomatoes, mint, onion, bulgur (soaked, not cooked), and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Some variations add garlic or lettuce, or use semolina instead of bulgur.

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.