Lentil, Eggplant, and Pomegranate Bowl

Rumaniyya

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6–7

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

This unusual late-summer vegetarian dish, known as habbit rumanna by Palestinians from Yaffa and El Lydd, combines sour pomegranate juice— extracted from a unique variety of green pomegranate known as the Babylonian White Pomegranate—with lentils and eggplants. As white pomegranates are probably not available, this recipe substitutes their juice with diluted pomegranate molasses. A perfect dish for bidding goodbye to summer on the first cool day of f