Thursday, September 22, 2005


My co-worker Lana invited me to her house for lunch on my birthday for a traditional Palestinian meal (reminder that around 60% of Jordanians are Palestinian). The dish, Maqluba, was ridiculously good. With a decent appreciation for culinary niceties, I feel the need to share the only English recipe I could find with all of you. This version seems simple enough to prepare but doesn't contain the chickpeas that you see here. I guess the word "Maqluba" is Arabic for "upside down" since the dish is prepared in a pan and then flipped over and served. It features rice, potatoes, lamb, eggplant and tomatoes. Yum!


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