Maftoul, referred to as Palestinian couscous, is a staple food in Palestine. Most often cooked and served in holidays and occasions. When Moroccan people come to Palestine, they brought the recipe with them. Its Moroccan name is Couscous. Even though it treated as a special kind of Couscous, however, its made from distinct ingredients and has a distinct look.
Origin of Maftoul
It comes from an Arabic root word “fa-ta-la” which means to twist or to roll. That is exactly defining the technique to make this Palestinian recipe by hand rolling wheat with flour. This delicious recipe is available widely on the web at affordable prices comparing to the trouble and time required for making them.
In Fair Trade organization, Palestinian women make them by hand and with natural bulgur and wheat. The taste is totally exquisite and different from the industrial maftoul. The grains aren’t even-shaped (as they’re created by hand) and their smell, even raw, is exciting.