Chef in disguise

Have you ever cooked upside down?
Makloubeh (which translates literally into upside down) is a famous Levantine one pot rice, spice and vegetable dish. You will find different variants of it throughout Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon.

Today I am sharing  my favorite version, cauliflower chicken makloubeh but you can use eggplants, a combination of eggplant and cauliflower, you can add potatoes,carrots or even chickpeas. Experiment and try different combinations and see which ones you like best.

Don’t like chicken?You can cook this using beef instead  or skipping the meat altogether and making it vegetarian.

The name makloubeh or upside down refers to the way this dish is served. You see, this dish is arranged and cooked in a pot and then it is flipped upside down to be served.

A while back Kristy posted an  Uzbek pilaf recipe and I told her it really reminded me of makloubeh minus the flipping. So here…

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