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Moussaaka Recipe Posted by on Sep 7, 2010 in Culture

In this post, I present the recipe of a very famous dish in the Arab world, in fact it is well known all around the Mediterranean region. It is called (مسقعة), in English Moussaka. It is obvious that the English name is derived from Arabic, and the word Arabic means cold because this dish is best eaten cold!

The main components of the dish are eggplant (باذنجان), peppers (فلفل), tomatoes (طماطم) and spices (توابل). There are many ways of cooking Moussaka, some of them are vegetarian while others contain meat. I prefer the simplest ways.

Image by Robert Kindermann on Wikipedia

Image by Robert Kindermann on Wikipedia



1 – eggplant and pepper (fried or grilled)

2 – tomato sauce

3 – garlic, crushed

4 – grated onion

5 – a cup of water ..

6 – Spices (cumin, salt, pepper, Cinnamon, Coriander, and Paprika Spices)

7 – oil


fry the onions in oil until it turns yellow, then add the crushed garlic.

Add all the spices in small amounts

Add the tomato sauce, cover the pan to cook

Add the fried or grilled eggplant, peppers, potatoes, more spices

Add water and leave it to cook as required

The following video shows another way of preparing Moussaka!

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