Fooll Mudamas is a Syrian weekly meal for Friday or Sunday mornings. It’s the equivalent of our Western style Sunday brunches or Sunday roast. It’s the meal that gets the whole family together. It’s something friends enjoy when they go our to have breakfast together. It’s not a meal people have everyday. It is reserved for the weekly Friday or Sunday breakfast or brunch. This meal is well know in the entire area. I will be sharing how we prepare it at home.
Many people in Aleppo used to go to Jdaydeh area in the old city where Abu Abdo Alfawal made the best fooll there is. I have some of the best memories with friends on a Saturday morning walking through the old city of Aleppo, walking around Aleppo Citadel (a historical site that dates back thousands of years) then stopping at Abu Abdo AlFawal for a yummy bean salad brunch. Everyone in Aleppo knows Abu Abdo AlFawal. And I mean everyone. Read More »
It looks Christmasy with its green background and red specks and whitish freckles. It’s my favorite kind of salad. I can have just a huge bowl for dinner and call it a night. Syrians in general love eating it as a side next to yalanji (vegan stuffed vine leaves) and pizza and manakeesh. My favorite is eating it with lettuce or cabbage. Read More »
When it comes to muhammarah, no two Syrians can disagree on LOVING it. It is very popular on Ramadan dinner tables in Aleppo. Though it is simple dish, every Syrian city prepares it in a slightly different way. I personally prefer the way the people of Hama make it and would like to share it with you today.Read More »
Now I gotta admit, Syrians prefer the more complicated recipes. They LOVE those recipes that take hours to make like kibbeh (bulgur fried food), yabrak (rolled vine leaves, and many more. But, when mom is busy, is on a low budget, does not feel like cooking, has some other chores to do around the house or just about any other reason, mom will make mjadarah. It is such a healthy and hearty dish that I am sure you will enjoy.
A simple go to recipe for moms in a hurry
A meatless meal that is high in fiber and rich in protein