The Iraqi Iftar table, especially Mosul, is full of delicious foods that include meat, rice, dolma and Qaisi, and juices such as India dates.
Umm Imad, the owner of a women’s restaurant in Mosul, says that the most important characteristic of the Mosul table is fresh water in the city, and the use of dozens of types of spices. Read also Witness – without the intervention of any modern machines … Two Iraqis cling to the old ways of making a tahini briber Watch – In a very rare case … a cat tending chickens in Iraq Watch .. This is how a blind Iraqi makes a living from fishing Video – An Iraqi has not slept normally for 20 years .. What is the reason?
She added to Al-Jazeera Net that Mosul women do their best to take care of the food, as they spend long hours preparing food before breakfast.
Regarding the most prominent Ramadan foods, Umm Imad believes that dolma and tarshanah (al-Qaisi) are among the most important foods in the city during the holy month, as hardly any house is empty of them at breakfast time.
As for Ayat Al-Hayali, who works in the field of cooking, she sees that the Mosul dolma differs from the rest of the governorates, and that its components include grape leaves and chard leaves, in addition to tomatoes, onions, eggplant and pumpkin, as well as the main ingredient in it, which is rice mixed with meat, garlic, and small pieces of tomatoes and some Spices.
Regarding the way it is cooked, Al-Hayali added to Al-Jazeera Net that the worshipers have several methods of cooking them, some of them use water mixed with spices such as sumac, and some use lemon or pomegranate molasses, noting that the cooking period does not exceed 90 minutes.
By going to another conductive eater, which is Al-Tarsana (Al-Qaisi), where Umm Imad explains how to prepare it, as Al-Qaisi is washed with water to clean it of dust first, then it is placed on the fire for half an hour with the addition of sugar and cardamom.
And she continues that after completing its cooking, nuts or almonds are added, then poured into the dishes to serve, pointing out that the importance of Qaisi at the table lies in the fasting person’s need for sugar at breakfast time, and therefore the moussal al-Qaisi is preferred which is served hot, in addition to juices, as India dates are one of the most important of them. .
The kitchen in Mosul does not stop at a certain point, in addition to the dolma and Qaisi that the Mosulians eat hot, the Mosul kitchen is full of various types of cold juices, the most important of which are raisins, oranges, and tamarind syrup, which is the most important, according to Mazen Ghanem, who spoke to Al-Jazeera Net.
Ghanem – the owner of a juice shop in Mosul – continues that the method of preparing Indian dates begins by removing the seeds first, then putting it in lukewarm water to dissolve and dissolve, then subject to cooling and serving for breakfast.
Ghanem confirms that juices in Mosul are a trademark registered in the name of the city, as many residents of neighboring governorates resort to buying them while they pass through the city, pointing out that the month of Ramadan witnesses a great demand for juice shops in Mosul.