Bashaer, 34 lives with her husband, Bilal, 42, and five children, as well as her mother-in-law in Al-Sareeh in Irbid, northern Jordan. The family comes from Daraa and they arrived to Jordan in September 2012. Their first stop was at Za’atari Refugee Camp where they stayed for four days and then moved to Al-Sareeh. This is the fourth house they live in.
On World Food Day, Bashaer shared with us one of her favourite recipes from her home country; Mujaddara. The Syrian mother says: "Back in Syria, we used to make Mujaddara twice a week, we are very used to it. It is a Middle-Eastern dish and that one can have it in most countries around us."
Back in Syria, we used to make Mujaddara twice a week, we are very used to it.
In addition to the ingredients and directions below, this photo gallery shows you a step-by-step demonstration of how this traditional dish is prepared.
- 1 cup of lentils
- 1 cup of bulgur
- 1 onion
- 5 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Olive oil
- Rinse the lentils thoroughly.
- Boil the water on the stove and then add the lentils.
- Add the bulgur to the lentils before they ripen.
- Add the salt and olive oil then wait until the mix is cooked.
- Slice some onions and fry them in a pan until they turn crispy and brown.
- Drip the fried oil over the lentil and bulgur mixture and then serve it onto a new plate.
- Decorate with the fried onions on top.
Bashaer concludes by saying:
I wish you a bon apetit