Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's cash and vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.
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1) Chop the onions into little pieces then wash them to get rid of the bitter taste.
2) Mix the onions with the ground meat.
3) Chop the parsley and add it to the ingredient mix.
4) Add salt, red pepper and kepse (special spice). Mix all the ingredients nicely.
5) In a separate bowl, peel the potatoes and cut them in half. Chop the potatoes into thin slices.
6) Add a little oil to the pan and spread the potatoes evenly. Spread the meat mix on top of the potatoes.
7) Cut it in the shape of baklava.
8) Put it in the oven for five minutes then take it out and put tomatoes slices on top of it. Put it back in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
9) Lahmussiniye is a very old Syrian food and cooked for special guests. It is served with rice, salad and dessert.
Cash And Vouchers
Photo: WFP/Jane Howard
WFP delivers hundreds of thousands of tons of food each year, but, increasingly, we give hungry people cash or vouchers to buy food for themselves. Learn more about WFP's cash and vouchers programmes.
WFP uses innovative ways to deliver food assistance, such as scratch cards or “e-vouchers” sent to mobile phones by text message.
Photo: WFP/Eyad Al Baba
WFP and the Turkish Red Crescent launched the e-food card programme in 2012 in Turkey. The initiative enables Syrian refugees to cook their own meals using fresh ingredients they can buy in the local markets. Read more about WFP's E-Food card programme (PDF, 1.48 MB).