Syrian Lentils & Rice


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      3 hr 30

Appears in
Silk Road Vegetarian: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Recipes for the Mindful Cook

By Dahlia Abraham-Klein

Published 2014

  • About

This lentil and rice dish is native to Syria, although mengedarrah is a variation of the Bukharian oshi mosh. This popular dish spread across the Silk Road, gaining a different name in each region. Originally this dish was born of the Jewish holiday of tisha B’Av, which commemorates catastrophes faced by the Jewish people. During the nine-day period before tisha B’Av, observant Jews refrain from eating meat. Lentils are typically eaten on account of their round shape, which sy