Mesa'ayi

Mesa'ayi

This is one of those meals that are only made in the small villages. It is also only made in the summer. It is not everyone's cup of tea. If you are a fan of yogurt and garlic then you should definitely give this meal a try. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup smoothly crush burgul 
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour 
  • 750 g of plain yogurt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1.5 tablespoon of dried mint (optional) 
  • water

Directions:

soak the Burgul in water for about 30 minutes. Empty the water and add flour and 1/2 tablespoon of salt to the burgul. Mix it together to form a dough. If you find the dough to be too soft then you can add more flour. Take one piece of the dough at a time and roll it into a snake. Cut the snake into small pieces to roll into 0.5-1 cm balls. To roll the balls make sure your hands are always wet so they don't crumble or stick. Have a cup of water beside you and dip your hands every now and then.

When the whole dough is rolled into 0.5-1 cm balls. Boil water enough to cover the balls. Dump the balls into the water. Let them boil for about 5 minutes then take them off the heat. Removed the balls from the water. Don't drain the water.

Get the yogurt and put it into a big bowl. Add to it 0.5 tablespoon salt, 1 crushed clove garlic, 6 tablespoons of the water used to boil the balls, dried mint, and the burgul balls. Mix them all together

Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge to cool.

Note:

This dish is served cold. It can be eaten warm but won't taste as good. If you feel the yogurt is little for the balls. Feel free to add some more yogurt. 

Nutrition:

In 200 g of Mesa'ayi, there are 218 calories.

To see how the calories are calculated please check "Why calorie counting will change your life"

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