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Mtabak Batenjan is a Middle Eastern dish that is popular in the Levant region, particularly in Palestine, Jordan, and Syria. It is essentially a savory pastry made with layers of thin phyllo dough that is filled with spiced ground beef or lamb, onions, and eggplant. The layers are then folded and baked until crispy and golden.

The filling for Mtabak Batenjan usually includes cooked ground meat that is seasoned with a variety of aromatic spices such as cumin, coriander, and cinnamon, along with onions, garlic, and tomato paste. The eggplant is roasted or fried separately and added to the filling mixture. The phyllo dough is brushed with melted butter or olive oil to make it crispy and flaky.

Mtabak Batenjan is typically served as a main course or as a part of a mezze platter. It can be eaten hot or cold and is often accompanied by a side of plain yogurt or a simple tomato salad.



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