Many Arabic dishes are prepared with the finest grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, in varied preparations. In this type of cuisine people integrate buttermilk, yogurt, goat cheese, dried fruit and nuts and almonds, sesame seeds, olive oil, mint, parsley, lemons, tomatoes, onion, garlic... The traditional Arabic cuisine includes beef steak stuffed with vegetables, raisins and pine nuts, wrapped in puff pastry or phyllo dough, but we adapted some recipes that do not contain animal flesh, which could be meat substitute or tofu. Do not forget that the furnishing of these dishes is always full of decorations and very striking to the eye.
Yield: 4 servings
Recipe for Pastela dough:
Nowadays people tend to buy ready-made dough but we will give you a recipe if you want to prepare yourself.
Development of the Pastela:
A tip: the amount and variety of spices will taste and you should go adapting to your tastes. The Pastela or Bastela is really a very complete meal in itself.
Development of the Maskina:
Preparation of filler:
A tip for the recipe: it is essential to guarantee that the vine leaves are free of any kind of pesticide or chemical. Anyway you should wash one by one. As happens with every recipe there are many variations depending on the area, the availability of certain ingredients or personal tastes. In many places is served with a salad of cucumbers and curry but some prefer to serve this dish with a little acid yogurt on top.
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