I thought the Sheraton’s Mhammara was the best till I tasted my in-law’s version. They got the recipe originally from fatafeat.com.

You’re going to need:

  • 4 red peppers (flaifla/felfel barid)
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts (joz)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 lemon’s juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of dibs ilroman (someone tell me what it’s called in english please)
  • 1 cups crispy, oven-toasted bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Now to the part where we learn how to mix the above to create one of the best starters:

-Grill the red peppers till they turn blackish. Then put them in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, and when they cool off, peal the skin, take out all the seeds and cut them up to pieces.

-Put the cut up red peppers and all the rest of the ingredients, except the olive oil, in the blender, and mix them till you get a thick texture. Then start adding olive oil while you’re mixing till you end up with a creamy texture. Voila! you’re done. Whip out a slice of bread and start dipping 🙂

Thanks Ahmad and Saleya for sharing the picture and the recipe.


This entry was posted on Sunday, February 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

8 Responses to “Recipe | Mhammarah”

  1. um 7amoodee says:

    Looks yummy
    Thanx for sharing..and yea ur right..il 6arboosh has ther best m7ammara in Kuwait ..
    And I also wanna thank u for the recipes in the Recipes section..I’m definatly gonna try some.

    oh and dibs rumman is pomegranate molasses

  2. um 7amoodee says:

    Looks yummy
    Thanx for sharing…and yea ur right,il 6arboosh has the best m7ammara in Kuwait.
    And thanx for the recipes in the Recipes section,i’m definitely gonna try some

    oh and dibs rumman is pomegranate molasses

  3. dandoon says:

    dibs romman is pomegranate molasses:)

  4. Intlxpatr says:

    Thank you, thank you, thankyou, thankyou – this is one of my all time favorite things, and it is SO relatively healthy!

    🙁 I tried to copy it off your site and for some reason I can’t. It sounds SO yummy.

  5. is EVERYONE over 40 obsessed with fatafeat??? hahahaha. 🙂

  6. Me says:

    Yummooooooo I miss eating that ….cant wait

  7. […] We agreed that the very very best dish of all was the Mohammara, a dish made of finely chopped walnuts, red peppers and a few other things. (Mishary, on Some Contrast, printed a great recipe.) […]

  8. Cesar says:

    Have a quite different recipe for a moroccan m’hammara:

    3 big red peppers.
    100 g of almonds. Could be raw or toasted, giving different flavour, it is up to your taste.
    1 clove of garlic (again, more if you like it)
    1/2 lemon juice
    Olive oil
    1 teaspoon of cumin seeds already grinded

    This recipe is really easy to prepare: after removing peppers’ bottoms and seeds, cut them to pieces and whisk on the blender together with the almonds, the garlic, the grinded cumins, some salt and the lemon juice.

    Fry it on a big enough pan with some olive oil (three or four tablespoons, or enough to cover all the bottom with a thin layer), always on a low flame and stiring frequently (ideally non stopping) with a wood spoon or similar to avoid it to get burnt. It takes quite long but as water evaporates it reaches its creamy texture. Once reached, you only have to cool it off, dress with some minced mint or black pit olives, serve with slices of pita bread and enjoy.