[beef] Kousa Mahshi كوسا محشي
Stuffed zucchinis are a dish cherished by the former Ottoman Empire, and popular from the Balkans to the Levant. The small, young pale green zucchini known as white marrows are the most popular. They are hollowed out with a special tool and stuffed with a mix of spiced ground halal beef, rice and spices, and cooked in a tomato broth with a hint of cinnamon. It is served with bulgur b-shaaria (برغل بشعيرية), a kind of pilaf of bulgur wheat and fried vermicelli noodles
[vegetarian] Ejett Kousa عجة كوسا
This dish ingeniously takes advantage of the delicious zucchini pulp that is hollowed out when preparing Koush Mahsi, though it can just as easily be made from scratch. Zucchini is finely sliced or shredded and combined with green onion, parsley, garlic, dried mint, flour and eggs, and can be either formed into small pancakes and fried (think zucchini latke) or baked in a tray and sliced, like a frittata or crustless quiche. It comes with a bit of tzasiki-like yogurt and cucumber (keyar bel laban) along with bulgur and vermicelli.
Salateh Naameh سلطة ناعمة
This quintessential Mediterranean salad can be found throughout the middle east, with tomatoes, cucumber, and white onion are finely diced and seasoned with olive oil, mint and lemon juice.
Qatayef (or Katayef) is kind of sweet dumpling filled with cream or nuts commonly served during the month of Ramadan, traditionally prepared by street vendors as well as households throughout the Levant and Egypt. A yeasted batter is used to make small round pancakes which are filled with ricotta cheese or a mixture of nuts and/or dried fruit. They are then sealed up into half-moons and deep-fried until golden and crispy, before being dunked in honey or sugar syrup.
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm on Thursday, Oct. 27
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Meals go on sale on Tuesday at 7am.
Please indicate “PICKUP” or “DELIVERY” in the Order Notes at the Checkout.
Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee women to use our kitchen to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide an honorarium for the cooks.
We also offer 1 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Proceeds from the sale of meals goes directly to the newcomer cooks. However this does not cover the costs of the enormous amount of behind-the-scenes coordination required to keep this project going. You can support the Newcomer Kitchen project directly and our vision of expanding this model to support more women in more neighbourhoods!