Sorrel and Lentil Stew

Hamasees

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4–5

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

Often found growing between almond trees in southern Palestine, hamasees is also know as humayda, or “the sour weed.” Foragers in North America or Europe may know it as sheep’s sorrel or field sorrel, and will find it growing throughout late fall and early spring. If unavailable, common garden sorrel leaves works just as well.

If using the smaller Palestinian variety of sorrel or sheep’s sorrel, boil stem and leaf together, then strain and reserve the liquid infusion o