Mustard and Vinegar Sauce

Khal wa Khardal

Preparation info
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

This is an adaptation of a medieval condiment, usually served with grilled meat, from al-Baghdadi’s thirteenth-century cookbook (Arberry).


  • ½ cup (2 oz/60 g) whole almonds, toasted and cooled
  • 1


  • Put almonds, parsley, and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend, adding oil gradually until mixture is well puréed.
  • Add vinegar, mustard, thyme, salt, pepper, and chili, if used. Pulse mixture for a few seconds to blend. Use this relish with all kinds of grilled meat.