Archive for the ‘Syrian Ingredients’ Category

Mkhallal Al-Bathenjan

September 29th, 2018

It is the season of vegetables that are main ingredients of many Syrian dishes, one example is Eggplant (Bathenjan in Arabic). It is the time to make Makdous Al-Bathenjan, Mrabba Al-Bathenjan, Mrabba Al-Bathenjan Al-Halabi, and Mkhallal Al-Bathenjan (eggplant pickle).

Mkhallal Al-Bathenjan is prepared by stuffing baby eggplants with a mixture of chopped ground red pepper and garlic then preserved in brine. It is normally eaten with savory dishes. 

Let’s make Makhallal Al-Bathenjan:


To Aleppo With Love – Dibs Al-Fleifleh Al-Halabiyeh

May 31st, 2016

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Dibs Al-Fleifleh Al-Halabiyeh is red pepper paste made from Aleppo Pepper (a variety of Capsicum annuum). It is prepared in summer (July and August). Dibs Al-Fleifleh Al-Halabiyeh is widely used in Syrian Cuisine especially in Aleppo. it is used in many recipes such as Manaqish as you see in the picture, Kibbeh Naiyeh Bi-Zeit Az-Zeitoun, Itch, Bathenjan Mshattah, Mhammara, Lahm Bi-‘Ajin, and others.

Let’s make Dibs Al-Fleifleh Al-Halabiyeh:


To Aleppo With Love – Al-Bhar Al-Halabi

February 27th, 2015

Al-Bhar Al-Halabi (Bhar Al-Daqqah Al-Halabi) is Aleppine seven-spice blend which belongs to Aleppo city. Bhar means “spices”, Halabi means “From Aleppo”, Aleppo in Arabic is “Halab”, and “Halabi” is derived from “Halab”. Al-Bhar Al-Halabi is widely used in Aleppine dishes.

Let’s make Al-Bhar Al-Halabi:



November 18th, 2013

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Mkhallal is the Arabic word for pickles. Today’s post is about how to make:

1- Mkhallal Al-Fleifleh (Pickled Green Pepper)

2- Mkhallal Al-Khiar (Pickled Cucumber)

3- Mkhallal Al-Khiar Beth-Thoum (Pickled Cucumber, flavored with garlic)

4- Mkhallal Al-Qethaa’ (Pickled Armenian Cucumber)

5- Mkhallal Al-Shawandar (Pickled Beets)

6- Mkhallal Al-Left (Pickled Turnips)

7- Mkhallal Al-Malfouf (Pickled Cabbage)

8- Mkhallal Al-Zaher (Pickled Cauliflower)

Let’s make Mkhallal:


Dibs Ar-Remman

January 1st, 2013

Dibs Ar-Remman “Pomegranate molasses” is one of those precious ingredients in Syrian cuisine. It is pomegranate juice “from a tart variety of pomegranate” that is boiled down and reduced to a thick, dark syrup.

Let’s make Dibs Ar-Remman: