Sumac, Chard, and Lamb Stew

Sumagiyya

Preparation info

  • Serves

    5–6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

Of all the dishes in this book, perhaps none is as quintessentially Gazan— especially Gaza City—as sumagiyya, which literally translates to “the sumac-y one.” It is a classic dish, traditionally made in large batches for Eid el Fitr at the close of Ramadan and distributed to friends, family, and neighbors, who reciprocate with Ka’ik (Date Cookies), salted fish (fseekh), or a sumagiyya of their own making. One’s generosity is jud