Galayet bandora (Arabic: قلاية بندورة أو مسقة بندورة, transl. "pan of tomatoes") is a simple Jordanian dish of tomatoes, onions, hot peppers (usually serranos or jalapenos), olive oil, and salt. It is popular across the Levant, but especially in Jordan and Palestine, on account of its easy preparation and cheap ingredients. To make the dish, the olive oil is heated in a large frying pan. The onions and peppers are diced and the tomatoes are cubed and optionally peeled. The onions are then added and cooked until translucent, at which point the rest of the ingredients are added and the mixture is sautéed until it is thick but not dry. Galayet bandora is usually eaten with warm pita bread, which is used to scoop it up, though galayet bandora can also be served over rice and eaten with utensils. When served in a restaurant or at a formal event, it is often garnished with toasted pine nuts.
|Alternative names||Jez mez (جز مز)|
|Place of origin||Jordan, Palestine|
|Region or state||Ghor Al-Safi|
|Associated national cuisine||Levantine|
|165 kcal (691 kJ)|
It is believed to originate in the Ghor al-Safi and Ghor al Mazraa, the rural regions surrounding the Dead Sea that make up the "breadbasket" of Jordan. The hot climate in these regions of the Jordan Valley is ideal for growing tomatoes.
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