-Serving: 6 servings-Preparation: 40 min•Ingredients:-4 cups Freekeh -1kg of tender beef cubes; & “Lahem Mawzet” around 100g per person.-1 medium onion finely chopped for the Freekeh; & 1 medium onion chopped to cook the meat.-2 Chopped carrots-3 tbsp. organic olive oil for cooking the Freekeh & 1 tbsp. vegetable oil for cooking the meat.-1 tsp. Himalayan salt-1/4 tsp. cinnamon-1/4 tsp. cumin-1/4 tsp. Cardamom-1/2 tsp. ground black pepper-1/4 cup of dry raisins-Serve with a mix of toasted nuts; pine nuts & almonds of your choice, a sprinkle of dry mint & fresh organic yogurt.
•Steps:-Wash the Freekeh really well and then put it in a strainer till the water is all out.-Put the meat “Lahem Mawzet”, in the pot and fry it till it’s semi cooked or becomes a darker color; add 4 cups water & after it boils add 1 chopped onion & carrot, cinnamon, 1 bay leaf & cardamon put it on low temperature and let it cook for 1 hour or till the meat is fully cooked; “The meat should be very soft”.-Strain the meat broth (so the onions are out). Put the meat and the meat broth aside.-Get a large cooking pot and 1 medium finely chopped onion (for the Freekeh); add 3 tbsp. organic olive oil to fry the onion till it’s semi-fried; add the ground meat and mix for 3-4 min & then add the Freekeh with all the spices & raisins; stir & fry it for a few minutes, add the meat broth on top. It will take 20-25 minutes to cook the Freekeh on low to medium temperature, keep pot cover on.-In a pan, toast the mixed nuts until gold in color in some organic olive oil separately.-After the Freekeh is done, put it in a serving plate and put the meat on top; Then sprinkle the fried almonds and pine nuts & serve with a sprinkle of dried mint & yogurt.•Nutritional Facts/ 1 serving:-Calories: 600.43 Kcal-Fat: 27.01g-Carbs: 26.43g-Protein: 56.06g
Written by Rana Zarour from The Small Garden
It all started when I was a kid and used to see my Grandma “Linda” cooking delicious food for us all, she used to enjoy it, it was her own world and I thought to myself back then that I want to experience her journey too. She travelled the world and experienced their tastes and specialties and shared them with us, now I want to share them with my generation and show them that food is fun, food is a journey that’ll take you different places & give you the best experience you’ll ever ask for; its an identity by itself you’ll get to capture along the way!!
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