Archive for June, 2010

Mtabbal Al-Bestani

June 30th, 2010

Dimah - - Mtabbal Al-Bestani 6

Mtabbal Al-Bestani is a specialty of Hama, Syria. It is prepared from smoky eggplant, chopped parsley, and ghee, the ghee used in this dish must be Samneh Arabi (Syrian ghee made from sheep’s milk).

Let’s make Mtabbal Al-Bestani:



June 29th, 2010

Dimah - - Mshabbak 8

Mshabbak is prepared from semolina, hot water, yogurt, milk and sugar syrup, and deep fried in hot oil. It is sold in sweet shops in Syria.

Let’s make Mshabbak:



June 26th, 2010

Dimah - - Al-Qater 2

Al-Qater or Sharbat or Shira is a basic ingredient in most Arabic desserts, it is known in English as Sugar Syrup.

Let’s make Al-Qater:


Baba Ghannouj

June 24th, 2010

Dimah - - Baba Ghanouj

In Syria there is a difference between Baba Ghannouj and Mtabbal Al-Bathenjan, maybe in some countries they use both names for one dish, but here is the difference:

Mtabbal Al-Bathenjan (Mutabbal): prepared from grilled eggplant, yogurt, tahini and crushed garlic.

Baba Ghannouj (Baba Ghanoush): prepared from grilled eggplant, chopped parsley, chopped mint, chopped green pepper, chopped onion, crushed garlic, chopped walnuts, pomegranate arils, chopped tomatoes, pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, olive oil, and garnished with chopped walnuts, pomegranate arils, and olive oil.

Let’s make Baba Ghannouj:


Old Fashioned Carrot Cake

June 22nd, 2010

Dimah - - Old Fashioned Carrot Cake 91

Last week I was sick and couldn’t write new posts.

I’m sure everyone is watching the FIFA World Cup, and here is the cake we enjoyed while watching one of the matches (I’m a big soccer fan) . This was my first time making carrot cake and it was easy and delicious, my whole family loved it and I will definitely be making it again.

Let’s make Old Fashioned Carrot Cake: