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Maftoul Mujaddara


“Mujaddara” is a traditional vegetarian Palestinian dish originally made with lentils & rice, and garnished with caramelized onions. Canaan’s version of Mujaddara substitutes rice with fluffy & nutritious organic Maftoul (couscous), which is hand-rolled by Palestinian women cooperatives. Light, delicious, healthy, and economical, this dish is many vegetarians’ favorite. 



  • 1 lb./500g whole lentils
  • 1/2 lb./250g of Canaan Maftoul (couscous)
  • 1/2 cup of Canaan Nabali/Rumi Organic EV olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 onion


  • Heat 1/2 cup of olive oil in a pan, add dry lentils and roast in olive oil over high heat for 3 minutes
  • Add 6 cups of water
  • Bring to boil, then turn down to low heat, cover the pot for 30 minutes
  • Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil and roast Maftoul on high heat in olive oil for 3 minutes, then add it to the pot that has the lentils
  • Add salt and pepper, and mix Maftoul and lentils together well, and cover the pot for another 20 minutes
  •  Fluff over a platter
  • SauteĢ onion slivers on high heat until golden
  • Serve your ready mujaddara topped with roasted onions; can be served with salad or yogurt.