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Maftoul, Palestinian Couscous and more!

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Maftoul, Palestinian Couscous and more!

7 October 19:30 -22:00 at Space@61
61 Cheltenham Road, SE15 3AF

Zaad's October supper club is an autumn celebration of delicious Palestinian food featuring the most loved Maftoul, a traditional giant couscous with a rich and earthy chicken and/or autumn vegetable stew and many more beautiful dishes to share!

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Maftoul, Palestinian giant couscous steamed with onions and spices and served with a delicious chicken, chickpea onion and vegetable stew
Vegan option, Maftoul served with an autumnal spiced vegetable stew
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Spiced lentil soup, with spring onions chilli and a crunchy pine nuts and pitta crouton garnish (vegan friendly)
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Roasted Beetroot mutabal, earthy and sweet roasted beetroot puréed with a tangy tahini sauce (vegan friendly)
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Palestinian fatoush, a finely chopped vegetable salad with lemon and olive oil soaked pitta chunks (vegan friendly)
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Pumpkin Fatteh, deliciously in season, roasted pumpkins served with a garlic yogurt sauce (non diary yogurt for the vegan option) on a bed of toasted pitta
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Kubeh, mince beef and bulgur shell stuffed with mince lamb, onions and pine nuts
Vegan option, sweet potato kubbeh, Sweet potato and bulgur shell stuffed with onions pine nuts and sumac
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Pistachio Namourah, a dense sweet and sticky semolina cake draped with orange blossom syrup and covered with chopped pistachios (vegan friendly)

Food contains nuts and gluten, unfortunately we cannot provide a nut and gluten free option on this occasion, please let us know if you have any other allergies

Price is £35 per person BYOB

Maftoul, which is commonly known as giant couscous is to Palestinian cuisine and heritage what couscous is to North Africa. Literary meaning the rolled and twisted, Maftoul is traditionally hand rolled using wheat and semolina and a tiny bit of olive oil, meticulously formed into even apple-seed sized grains. It is then sprinkled with spices and a bit of broth and steamed with onions and chickpeas for a few hours, stirring the grains every now and then to cook it evenly and give it a nutty and al dente flavour and texture. The traditional way to serve it is with a rich spiced chicken, onion, chickpea and vegetable stew, and although I like to improvise and add my own twist to traditional dishes, this time I am going to stick to the original family recipe because it is simply the best!

This one is dedicated to my late grandmother and late aunt, my grandmother who loved Maftoul so much she asked it to be the dish served at her funeral, and my aunt who was the best person to make hand rolled Maftoul in the family! Although Maftoul is hardly served at funerals or any occasions with large numbers of people, my aunt honoured her step mother’s wish and led a brigade of Maftoul makers (consisting of her triplets daughters and her 5 daughters in law!)

I remember when she stood there with her traditional embroiled dress and her beautiful breaded ginger hair, a bit like a gym class instructor with her in the front of the kitchen and everyone facing her and copying what she does. It wasn't the most evenly shaped Maftoul I remember eating but it was certainly one of the best tasting ones because it was made with love!

Sadly very few people roll Maftoul at home these days and I am no exception, but I will be using the next best thing which is Zaytoun's organic, fair trade and hand rolled product made by Palestinian women in the West Bank and Gaza. Come and join us this October for a true Palestinian feast!

Zaad Dinner Club is a Palestinian popup/supper-club in South East London, we have been hosting events since February this year to bring the authentic taste of Palestine to this part of London and we love it so far! Every month we will be serving up a new menu. Please join our mailing listhttp://eepurl.com/cP9O0T to get the latest updates on future events. Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @zaaddinnerclub
We look forward to welcoming you at our table soon!

Nisrin, Zaad Dinner Club

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