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From Scratch: Kousa Ma7shi (Stuffed Zucchini)

  • By: Qwaider

  • On:Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:18:39 AM
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    Yes, you heard it right! Qwaider has conquered his cooking Everest.... Behold... Kousa Ma7shi from scratch!

    Kousa Ma7shi

    I did this one all by my self. From carving the insides of the zucchini's is quite a challenge. Yet, I managed to do all thirteen without breaking the skin of a single one of them

    The stuffing process is actually very tiring. But that went by very quickly. 10 minutes in total and I was ready to place everything in the pot

    Finding a plate that can actually fit my pot was the greater challenge. If you don't know. You need a plate on top of everything to make sure the integrity of each zucchini remains without it breaking up or getting too mushy. The results were fascinating. All of the zucchini (except two) were intact and in perfect shape.

    I loved the taste of the meat I had below the zucchini. It was so tender and full of flavor.

    All in all, I'm very happy with the results :), I'm sure my mother would be as well

    Stuffed Kousa

    Just remember, this was ALL from scratch...

    Kousa Ma7shi

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    • #1
    • Naryat
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    • On: 2/26/2008 10:40:02 AM
    Congratulations!!! ya Chef Qwaider :-)
    You deserve a golden medal...
    btw my first (from scratch) dish also was kusa ma7shi :-p
    and it went verry ok thank God... no serious enguries...
    m3addal maaan

    embare7 et'3adeena kosa
    next step stuffed vine leaves, wara2 3enab :)
    omg i will be doing that tonite!! telepathy? lol

    looks amazing, num num :drool homer simpson style: jo3aneh ana :( w lissa il taree2 taweela bshaaaaaakl! sa7tein Q :D
    Akeed no one tops you when it comes to cooking!!! m3addal big time!!! it looks great too and i am sure i bet it tasted better than it looks .
    one day i should host you on my cooking blog. :)
    عن جد معدّل we need to find you a husband!
    it looks kteer taybeh :)

    bravo...bas khallik heak ba3ed ma tetzawj :D
    • #8
    • afaf
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    • On: 2/26/2008 3:02:34 PM
    mish 2aleeel mashalla...
    sahteen...
    One bows to thee oh cooking master!!
    They look delicious!! even though um not a big fan of red meat but they look awesome! My mum still can't get 11 intact zucchinis out of 13 ! that's like 85 % of them !! WOW!!  Way to go !!
    • #10
    • tala
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    • On: 2/26/2008 4:52:30 PM
    sha66oor Qwaider :)
    That's look great :) It's the first time I know that you can put meat under  koussa to be cooked together..Does it have to be a certain kind?? beef or lamb ??
    Wara2 3inab next time ??
    Sa7taaaaaaaiiiiiiinnn :)
    Bravo Q :) fazee3 mashalla 3aleak, looks yummy too :)
    wow sa7a wo hana. y36ek el 3afyeh, looks delicious.
    Naryat
    :) Thanks.
    Really? Your very first cooking experiment was Kusa! You have way more courage than me :)

    Abed
    Thanks brother... sa7tain 3ala albak

    Wonders
    Nope, I can't find a way to justify the amount of effort wara2 3inab requires to my mind. Maybe I will, but most likely I won't. It's just too much labor

    ProudPali
    Yes, you know what they say about great minds :)
    Sa7tain 3ala Albek

    Summer
    Oh my god, hearing that from the amazing summer is such an honor. Thank you :)

    Garfan
    Thank you man :) You should come and visit Seattle, and have some. Mish Burito!

    Jumana
    I'm looking to get married to a woman that doesn't know how to cook :) I want to be the cook in the house:)
    She can play the mommey :)

    Afaf
    3ala Albek :)

    Lostwithin
    hehehehehe you honor the cook with a kiss, mish bowing oo ma bowing ... oh AND you eat the food

    Tala
    Thanks :), inti kaman shattoura

    Noura
    You can do anything the feels right for you when you cook. Don't be restricted by anything.
    I think Lamb or goat would go great with Kousa, but I'm not sure about beef.
    I'm not sure about Wara2 3inab, since it takes a lot of time to make.

    Maiouh
    3ala Albek Maioush :)
    Mafi 7ada a7san min 7ada ... inti oo nido nazleen ti2haroona bil akel ...

    Batoul
    3ala Albek :) Wish I could put some samples on line for people to try them out :)
    Wow!Qwaider,congratulation,you deserve a well earned hug.I'm impressed.to say the least.

    That looks so good,as well as nourishing.You know me everything I eat has got to be healthy,no empty calories for this little one,well except for very special occasions and coffee,of course,after all, my homeland is Iceland,where coffee is the beverage of choice.

    What is it in Jordan?
    I would say Arabic and Turkish Coffee. They're very good. You know coffee is Arab's drink of choice. Way before Europeans knew about it. It wasn't until the dutch stole some coffee beans from Yemen and planted them in Sumatra until the rest of the world got to sample coffee. But Coffee Arabica remains the best there is
    • #17
    • nido
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    • On: 2/26/2008 9:11:59 PM
    loooooooooool....ghayyoooooor Qwaider ghayyyooooor!! hehehhee...
    Wellll...yesterday hubby had kousa ou dawali for lunch and msakhan for dinner1 BEAT THAT!! :D
    Bas laish il 7aki...3an jad m3addal!!
    Amazing! I like it when men cook or even try to cook instead of being lazy, ordering fast food all the time.
    • #19
    • أنونيموس
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    • On: 2/27/2008 4:49:09 AM
    Yalla 3ad bedak t2olli ino bas 7abten kherbo - 40% of the zucchinis in the first picture are broken!
    Yalla sa7ten w 3o2bal wara2 el dawali :)
    you really made me laugh :)

    Alla yb3atlak wa7deh bint 7alal :)
    Asalam 3alikum.
    looks yuuuumy ba7eb el ma7ashi :D
    wallah inak shatour ;)
    W malo el omelet? You can make a zillion versions of it just by adding removing stuff :D (3ashan el.tanawwo3 el.'3eza2y ya3ny :D)

    9a7tein 3al ma7sh Q, u should shoot at mansaf next..
    Nido
    Yes :( ana ghiret .. unlike you ... I had no one to "ydallini" and cook yummy things for me :(
    Biddi Mama

    Diana
    I HATE fast food. My two WORST Things to eat are Burgers and Pizza! I HATE these two. I love love love to cook :D

    انونيموس
    Wallahi el 3atheem they were only 2 of the 13 I made. I swear. I wish you could come and witness it yourself.
    I'm not sure I will ever make Wara2 dawali, I might try it over the weekend though :) since 3 already said the same thing. So maybe this weekend I will make wara2 dawali :)

    Jumana
    Allah yisma3 minnek ya rab.. Oo yirda 3alaiki oo ykhalleelek 7abaybek ya rab

    Hamede
    OH MY GOD! Where have you been man... I MISSSSSSSSS YOU SO MUCH!

    Welcome back :)
    Abed Hamdan would be very happy to see you back


    Sharkooseh
    Thank you ... thank you :) Inti kaman shattoura. Inshallah one day I will cook a HUGE feast for everyone on Qwaider Planet and invite everyone to it :)

    Adoosh
    El Omlet bijannin. I love it too.
    Mansaf is sooooooooooooooooo easy compared to Ma7shi, and I've done it many times in the past. Here, check this: الأبداع في .... المــــــنـــــســـــــف
    Check my cooking category for other dishes I made :)

    Wonders
    Nope, I can't find a way to justify the amount of effort wara2 3inab requires to my mind. Maybe I will, but most likely I won't. It's just too much labor


    Quaider, wara2 3inab is LESS labor than stuffed zucchini, it requires only more time. You don't have to carve them, and once you figure out how they are rolled, it becomes rather easy. The only problem is that it takes much time to make them (I usually do it in front of the TV) and very little to eat them - I could eat a whole pot in a couple of minutes, and I am usually a VERY slow eater
    ياسمين
    Khalas, 3ala rasi. I will try it this weekend and let you know about the results
    • #27
    • طفيلي(  ahmad)
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    • On: 2/28/2008 4:01:54 AM
    I have been reading your blog for 6 months. I could say to that you are an evil person becasue of these pcitures. I have not eaten Kousa Ma7shi for long timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.May Allah send you wife who is very very stupid in cooking.
    • #28
    • Hala
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    • On: 3/11/2008 3:39:48 PM
    It looks perfect, my favorite meal. I can eat it anytime anywhere :)
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