Palestinian Food Demo (Fairtrade Fortnight Event)

A live cooking demo to make Maftool , one of the most popular Palestinian dishes. This time we are presenting the unique Maftool Moghrabeyeh -Galilee style

Date: 24/02/2021

Time: 19:00 UTC

Venue: Virtual (Zoom)

Booking and donation at :

Maftoul and olive oil in our recipe for this Fairtrade Fortnight reminds us of the farmers in Palestine, who struggle against climate change, with drought getting worse in winter latterly on the one hand, and the settlers re-directing water to the settlements on the other hand. This is also combined with the uprooting of olive trees and building of settlements on farm land that has been taken by force.

The event is part of Hadeel`s participation at Fairtrade Fortnight 2021.  Your donation will  support Palcrafts and Hadeel to continue to provide ( Trade not aid) for needy Palestinian families.

Be prepared with the following  Ingredients:


  • 4 chicken legs skinned
  • 1 medium onion chopped into quarters
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • 15mls olive oil
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg*
  • ½ tsp cinnamon*
  • 300mls water
  • Salt and pepper 


  • 4 small onions quartered
  • 10mls olive oil
  • 150g Maftoul or 1 cup. (Also know as Giant couscous or pearl couscous)
  • 300mls drained chicken stock
  • ½ tsp cinnamon*
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg*
  • Pinch of cumin (optional) or more according to taste
  • 1 tin chickpeas