Baklawa.. that crunchy yet velvety heavenly layers of buttery flakes and flavored nuts, the perfect combination for your special treat time! Syrians make dozen varieties of Baklawa. This is the most common one.
A staple Syrian dish, very versatile that people eat it fried, roasted, grilled, cooked in different sauces or even raw.This recipe is for the basic Kibbeh dough. Click on the links for specific kibbeh recipes.
Mujadara (Lentil Pilaf)
Simplicity at its best! Lentil and burgul cooked and garnished with crunchy onion. Mujadara is a very old vegetarian dish. Traditionally, many Syrians used to have it in big gatherings especially in public hammams (baths).
Ardi Shoki blahmi (Stuffed artichoke hearts)
This simple recipe brings out the special flavor artichoke has to offer. Syrians eat mainly the heart of artichokes (not the leaves). The hearts are stuffed with meat and served with rice.
Yakhanit batata (Potato stew)
If you are a stew lover, this is the one for you! A rich deep blend of flavors. Lamb slowly cooked with potatoes and garnished with parsely/cilantro. A dish sure to fill your eyes and stomach.
Kurrat / Barasya (Leek Stew)
Want a hearty yet nutritious and light meal? Leek is your answer. Cooked w/out meat and served with bread and lemon, leek will definitely surprise you with its subtle smooth taste.
Mihshai Malfoof (Cabbage Rolls)
An all-time-favorite winter/fall food. Although making cabbage rolls takes a bit more time, it’s worth every minute. Cabbage leaves are stuffed with rice and meat and cooked in garlic-lemon stock. Cabbage ribs are kept to prepare a very delicious mutabal on the side.
Samaka Harra (Chili Fish)
Your favorite type of fish stuffed with flavorful sun-dried red pepper and walnut. A dish easy to make yet suitable your big and small feasts.
Burgul Wheat Pilaf
Burgul (or bulgur in Greek) is a famous side dish that substitutes rice in many Syrian meals. It has a light nutty flavor and is high in fiber and vitamins. It is the perfect match for tomato stew, mujadara, and yogurt dishes.
Macarona bi laban (Yogurt Pasta)
Although pasta is not native to the Syrian kitchen, yogurt pasta is a successful and favorite adaption. Yogurt is a creamy healthy alternative to Alfredo sauce. This can be eaten as an appetizer or a side dish next to meats or as a quick healthy snack.