Makdous (Arabic: المكدوس or sometimes المقدوس) is a dish of oil-cured Aubergines. Part of Iraqi and Levantine cuisine (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Syria), they are tiny, tangy eggplants stuffed with walnuts, red pepper, garlic, olive oil and salt. Sometimes chilli powder is added.
|Place of origin||Middle East|
|Region or state||Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine|
|Main ingredients||Eggplants, walnuts, red pepper, garlic, olive oil, salt|
Makdous is usually prepared by Syrian households around fall to supply for winter, and is usually eaten during breakfast, supper or as a snack.