FamilyChef: Mujadara

Welcome to WFP’s new recipe series. Find out about the culinary abilities of a Jordanian mother who benefits from WFP’s cash-for-training programme that gives her a bit of an income while she gets equipped with new skills that will help her get a job.

list of ingradients

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1)    Wash bulgur and soak in a bowl of water for 15 minutes.

bulgur and soak in a bowl of water

2)    Slice onions and deep fry in a pan using both olive and vegetable oil.

onions being sliced

3)    In a different pan, boil lentils until tender.

Lentils added to a pan

4)    Then add bulgur to onions and lentils in a large pan and stir well.

Ingradients being mixed in a pot

5)    Season with salt, pepper and cumin.

More ingradients added in the pan

6)    Pour two cups of water and bring to a boil then lower the heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes.

Water added to the other ingradients

7)    Fry more onions and sprinkle on top of the Mujadara as a garnish before serving.

A plate of Mujadara

8)   Serve the Mujadara with sides of salad and yogurt.

Kids enjoying the meal

Food assistance to most vulnerable households, eventually combined with professional training or community work aimed at building resilience and strengthening livelihoods.

WFP is implementing a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) that started in April 2014 with the aim of addressing the short-term food needs of targeted vulnerable populations and protect their livelihoods.

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