In 2019, I went back to Jordan. Jordan is a country that has a rich culture, and delicious food. I went to the supermarket, and I saw a big tower of spices. They told me it is called "seven spices". The tower you see has more than seven layers beause they double it.....I had to buy it!!....I didn't know what to do with it....However, since I discovered Veggie Maqloube, I'm enjoying the aroma and taste of this spices combination
You can use the veggies you have. I have done this Veggie Maqloube more than once, and I switch bell pepper for eggplant, or whatever you have in the fridge. The amount of food is for 2 or 3 days.
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 bel yellow pepper
2 potatoes peeled and sliced
2 tomatoes sliced
2 cups of basmati rice washed
1 cup dry chickpeas
2 onions in julienne
3 garlics chopped
Mix of seven spices at your taste
In addition 2 cups of home made yogurt with 5 garlic cloves chopped seasoned it with salt.
Soak the chickpeas. Cook them until they are tender. In my pressure cooker is 20 minutes. I always cook more, and freeze it for the next meal.
Wash and cut the bell peppers, zucchinis, and cauliflower. Sprinkle with olive oil and salt, and bake it for 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 375F. Set aside.
In a pot, sautee the onion and garlic. Add salt. Incorporate the chickpeas, and season it with seven spices. It has to be spicy because you add water after. Set aside. Take the chickpeas mix out of the pot.
In the same pot, and to maintain the flavor, add some olive oil, and distribute slices of potatoes, and sprinkle some salt. Then add the slices of tomatoes. Then in layers add the baked vegetables, and after the vegetables, you add the onion/chickpeas. Add 2 cups of basmati rice washed. Add water until it covers the rice it, and cook it for 25 minutes, or until the rice is done. Carefully, turn upside down the pot in a big heat resistant plate. Serve it with yogurt seasoned it with garlic. ENJOY!!