Food & Recipes

Palestinian food proverbs”Arabic”

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 28.03.2008:

الطعام والمثل الشعبي الفلسطيني

ابيض من الجبنة

احلى من العسل/ السكر

اسود من قرن الخروب

اشتهى الجاجة واكلها بريشها

اشرب زيت وانطح حيط

اصبر عالحصرم بصير عنب

اصفر من الكركم

اعطي الخبز للخباز ولو اكل نصه

افطر واقطر واتغدا واتمدا واتعشا واتمشا

اكفي الطنجرة على تمها بتطلع البنت لامها

أكل البيضة بقشرها

اكل الرجال على (...)

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Aish

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 27.03.2008:

Aish is the noun derived from the Arabic verb “to live”, and refers to staple foods. The most prominent staple foods in Palestine are rice, bread, and wheat.

Rice

Arruz or ruzz is Arabic for rice, derived from araza, Arabic for the act of being miser. The resemblance is that the miser closes hands tightly and so does the rice forms into lumps, an effect of the presence of starch(...)

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Msakhan

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 27.03.2008:

Msakhan is Arabic for reheated, derived from sakhan, the verb to heat. It is the name of a typical recipe of Qalqilia north of the West bank, made with day-old taboon bread moistened with olive oil.

Later flavoured with summaq and sautéed onions, and further on the chicken was added, and the old bread was replaced by fresh one. The recipe became a festive dish traditionally eaten durin(...)

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Lentil “Nails of Knees”

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 27.03.2008:

The lentil is a small leguminous plant of the pea family with small, round and dry flat seeds that are borne in pairs in a brown flat pod. It is used whole or cracked of its shell, resulting in orange-coloured seeds. Lentils, which originated in Asia, have been cultivated since ancient times as they formed a main source of nutrition for the poor for many centuries. Ancient Rome imported whole(...)

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Maftool

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 27.03.2008:

Maftool is feast food in Palestine; it is cooked at weddings and in honour of the dead, as it is suitable for the poor and the rich alike. The meat that accompanies maftool is usually chicken, which is considerably less expensive than red meat. Maftool can be had year round but it is popularly known as a winter dish. Maftool is very similar to couscous, the traditional national dish of most N(...)

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Yogurt “Cream of life”

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 27.03.2008:

Yogurt, Turkish for fermented milk, is of custard-like consistency and is slightly sour taste, obtained by the combined action of two species of bacteria. Ra-yib, Arabic for yogurt, literally means fermented, however, laban is more popular in Syrian countries, where as Laban is milk itself in Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. The product is Arabic, most probably discovered by the Bedouins. The(...)

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Lamb cooking

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 27.03.2008:

Meat in Palestinian cooking is used in proportion to animal existence in nature. It is used in stuffings, as a side dish, or chopped into small pieces and cooked with vegetables to make the many stews that form an integral part of the Palestinian diet. Red meat is coarsely ground to make a meat sauté to cover rice, pasta and other dishes or finely ground and mixed with onion and parsley to be(...)

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English Culinary Words Derived From Arabic

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 27.03.2008:

A

Alcarazza

Alcohol

Alembic

Alfalfa

Alkali

Alkaline

Amber

Apricot

Artichoke

Aubergine

Asparagus

B

Balm

Balsam

Banana

C

Café

Cake

Camphor

Candy

Capers

Carafe

Caraway

Carob

Cassis

Caviar

Coffee

Courget(...)

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Mansaf

Contributed by Mona Wafa on 17.03.2008:

Ingredients:

-2 Kilo lamb shoulder

-water

-salt

-freshly ground paper

-1/4 cup clarified butter

-1/4 cup pine nuts

-1 1/2 large onion, chopped

-1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric

-1 1/2 teaspoon allspice

-1 small piece cinnamon bark

-2 cups yogurt

-1 egg white

-2 teaspoons corn flour

Directions:

-Pl(...)

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الطابون- Oven in the ground, Taboon

Contributed by Mom Blogger on 05.02.2008:

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هذا هو الطــابون

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من تراثنا العربي الفلسطيني

تطلق كلمة الطابون على الغرفة التي تحتوي على الموقد، وهي غرفة صغيرة

سقفها منخفض ومدخلها صغير للمحافظة على الحرارة في الداخل،

وكذلك تطلق الكلمة على الموقد نفسه .

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الطابون مدفون في الأرض،

وهو مصنوع م(...)

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