[beef] Bulgur Bandoura برغل ببندورة
Bulgur, whole wheat that has been parboiled, dried and then cracked is one of the very nutritious staple grains in Syrian cuisine. It comes in a range of colours, from pale yellow to dark brown, and grinds, from very fine to coarse. In this classic dish, bulgur is cooked with tomatoes (bandoura), onions and olive oil to give it a rich, tangy flavour and a moist texture almost approaching a risotto. It is topped with small cubes (suqaar) of halal beef, that has been braised in a seasoned broth (which is also used to cook the bulgur), and garnished with some chickpeas, parsley, and pickles.
[vegetarian] Bulgur Bandoura برغل ببندورة
The vegetarian version will be cooked in seasoned tomato juice with extra chickpeas, and will come with a homemade labneh ball – a tangy salted and pressed fresh yogurt cheese that is formed into small balls and rolled in za’atar (a Middle Eastern spice mix of ground dried thyme, oregano, and marjoram, mixed with toasted sesame seeds and salt), and cured in olive oil.
Salata Na’ameh سلطة ناعمة
A colourful salad made of finely (na’ameh) chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and parsley dressed with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and dried mint.
Wherever you find rice, you’ll probably find a version of rice pudding. This creamy version is scented with cardamom, vanilla and rosewater, and garnished with some fresh Ontario fruit.
Newcomer Kitchen’s weekly pop-up take place on WEDNESDAYS.
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm
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Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian newcomer 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 a source of revenue for the cooks.
We also offer “Guest Cook” spots on Wednesdays where you can help & hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal. These can now be booked via AirBnB Experiences.
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!
Help us take this idea into any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world!
Learn more about the Newcomer Kitchen project.