Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stuffed Cabbage - Malfoof Mahshi

Ingredients (5 persons):
1 Cabbage weighing 1.5 kg
1 kg medium size squash
300 g ground beef
11/2 cup short grain rice
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 lemons
1& 1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon pepper
1 medium onion
5 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon dried mint
1 / 2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon butter


Boil the cabbage in the water till tender. Cut large pieces in half and remove ribs aside to be placed in the pot. Then empty/carve the squash. Wash rice and drain. Add to the rice the ground beef, chopped onion, a small teaspoon cumin, pepper and allspice. Fill the squash/zucchini and leave empty the length of finger node so that the squash does not break when rice expands. 

Cabbage: put a slice of the cabbage on the working surface and put stuffing in a line and roll like a cigar by closing the sides. Fry the cabbage stems in the butter and then put the stuffed cabbage and zucchini over the stems. Add crushed garlic with dried mint, lemon juice, tomato paste, half teaspoon cumin and salt. Cover the stuffed squash and cabbage with water and close the pressure cooker and leave till steam rises (pressure).

Eat with pita bread.