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Food blogger Mai Hendi presents the recipe and history of Maqluba

The Egyptian food blogger May Hendi wants to showcase different recipes from around the world on social media.

She is a pharmacist with a passion for cooking and photography, so she is always improving herself professionally and her equipment.

Here, Hendi introduced the history and recipe of Maqluba

In ancient times, the dish was known as “Bazinganeya” (a dish made from eggplant), before being renamed maqluba because several kinds of vegetables were used in the recipe.

Other sources claim that this dish was presented on the occasion of Saladin’s victory over the Crusades and his entry into Jerusalem. The dish was said to have been praised by Saladin and asked the townspeople for his name, and they responded by mentioning the Maqluba as it was served by turning its layers upside down on the dish.

By the way, none of these stories are confirmed so far.

Food blogger Mai Hendi

Maqluba Ingredients:

1 kg of meat
3 eggplants, thickly sliced
2 potatoes, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 tablespoon of spices
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
salt and black pepper
1 teaspoon of cinnamon, dried coriander and a little cardamom powder.
Cooking oil
pine for decoration
Some bay leaves, cardamom, mastic and cinnamon stick to boil the meat

Start by seasoning the meat with salt and black pepper and searing the pieces of meat with spices, cinnamon, bay leaves, cardamom and mastic.

Then add water and leave it until cooked

After that, fry the eggplant slices before frying the potato rings. Then season them with the spices.

As for the layering of the dish, bring a pan and place the eggplant slices on the sides of the pan, then place a layer of tomato rings, followed by potato rings, and add the meat on top.

Moving on to the rice, first soak the rice for half an hour, separate it from the water and season it with the spices we used for the meat.

To cook it, add the rice to the pot, then add some meat soup until all the rice is soaked.

Then let it cook over medium heat until the water is steamed, after that lower the heat and leave it until it is completely cooked.

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