Kebab Hindi w/ Pita Bread (Syrian Beef Meatballs Stew)
The name of this dish may suggest Indian influences, but it's a famous Syrian dish that is said to have originated from Damascus. Chef Majed learned this dish from his mother and is now bringing you this special home recipe. He first slow cooks the tomatoes with a mixture of vegetables and spices to create the perfect savory taste. He forms the beef meatballs with a blend of vegetables and lightly grills the meatballs until tender. Mixing the meatballs and slow cooked tomatoes, you'll find yourself enjoying each bite of this stew.
A popular and quick meal option in many countries, Chef Majed’s Shawarma is made for you the way he would make it in Syria. After a drizzle of homemade mayo and pomegranate molasses, he piles on a generous amount of seasoned sautéed chicken and rolls it all up into a wrap. He then grills the wrap until golden brown, creating an end product that Chef Majed would be proud to serve in Syria. While the overall taste of the dish is hearty and savory, the sweet notes of molasses will leave you in delight.
You're going to want to take your time and enjoy this homemade recipe from Chef Majed. His Shish Taouk starts with chicken breast and marinating it for 24 hours with yogurt, garlic, a hint of mustard, and other fresh ingredients like rosemary. Grilled to perfection with fresh veggies, each bite of chicken will melt in your mouth with a savory and creamy texture. Enjoy his famous homemade mayo and cole slaw on the side, and you'll be just about ready for a food coma. =)
Each bite of Moussaka will have three levels of interaction. First you'll taste the grilled eggplant infused with garlic & oregano, providing a soft texture. Next you'll taste the seasoned and savory tomato sauce. Finally you'll enjoy the fresh bell peppers on top, a crisp texture to round everything out. Moussaka is translated into "cold" and if you're lucky enough to have leftovers, letting the dish sit cold overnight will allow the infused seasoning to marinate even longer, making the next day meal even tastier.
Ingredients: Yellow onions, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, tomato, egg plant, cilantro, red and yellow bell peppers
Allergy: Gluten (Pita)
Chef Majed uses his own special mix of beef, olive oil, onions and bell peppers to create these special kebabs. Grilled to perfection, you'll enjoy each juicy and savory bite.
Ingredients: Ground beef, yellow onions, parsley, salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon, tomatoes, bell peppers, on the side: homemade mayo and cole slaw
Allergy: Beef, dairy, eggs
Chef Majed creates this fresh & hearty salad by using fresh vegetables and crafting a homemade dressing that is a fine mixture of lemon and pomegranate molasses, creating a sweet and tangy taste. Layered on top is lightly fried pita bread, perfected to a golden brown tint. This adds a subtle crunchy texture to the dish. Chef Majed suggest you get a mixture of veggies and fried pita in each bite, it's how the locals enjoy it!
This dish is no store-bought, American-style hummus. It is a fresh and authentic home-made Hummus that Chef Majed is proud to introduce to you. He makes it by blending up the main ingredient, chickpeas, and then adding in ingredients like tahini and a little bit of yoghurt to create a texture smoother than any hummus you’ve tried before. Like in Syria, Hummus is served with a drizzle of olive oil on top and plenty of veggies and pita on the side.
Ingredients: Chickpeas, olive oil, lemon, tahini, laban/yoghurt, garlic, side vegetables, and pita bread.
Allergy: dairy, gluten (pita)
A rich and creamy Syrian delicacy, this version of Fatteh is made by shredding pita bread into pieces, layering it with homemade hummus, and then covering the whole dish with yoghurt, tahini & chickpeas. Fried almonds lend a crunchy finish to its thick and smooth consistency. Proud to share his rendition of Fatteh with you, Chef Majed suggests eating it with pickles and cucumbers on the side, and guarantees you’ll be coming back for more.
Mutabbal is often mistaken for Baba Ganoush here in the States, but once you take a bite of this dish, you'll realize you've never had something so rich and tasty like this before. With the main ingredient of eggplant, you might just make this your new favorite vegetable. Complete the dish by drizzling a little olive oil on top and enjoy with pita bread.
A refreshing dish that will keep you coming back for more. Made from scratch, Chef Majed creates the perfect blend of vegetables that burst with freshness and savory flavor. It's a filling dish that is paired with pita bread. We especially love the hint of spice in every bite. It's the perfect dish to have in any meal.
Ingredients: Eggplant, Jalapeno peppers, olive oil, colorful bell peppers, garlic, onions, pomegranate molasses, salt