One of my favourite vegetables has got to be eggplants; you can have it as an appetizer, in a stew or in a Maqluba. I discovered the wonderful world of Maqluba’s when I got married to my husband. My husband in Palestinian Jordanian and before getting married to him I was not very familiar with cuisine from the Levant. Fortunately my mother-in-law is an amazing cook and she passed on a few tips, recipes and techniques that I could practice and perfect in the kitchen.
Maqluba is a popular Palestinian and Jordanian dish that literaly means ‘upside down’ in Arabic. There are many variations of this dish, some of the popular variation of cauliflower with chicken or lamb, and eggplants with lamb. Ingredients are layered and cooked with rice, and once cooked all together the dish is flipped upside down on a serving platter.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.
Nooshe-joon and Sahtein!