Syrian Fatayer Recipe By Alia From Syrian Eats

Syrian Fatayer Recipe By Alia From Syrian Eats

Syrian Eats is a Youtube Channel which features recipes from Syria. Alia Al-Rifai is the chef behind the videos whose parents immigrated from Syria to Oklahoma, USA. Like many second-generation diasporas, she grew up watching her mother cooking and learning from her to now share those recipes on her Youtube channel.

One of her most popular recipes is Fatayer which is a meat pie that can be alternatively stuffed with cheese or spinach:


  • For the Dough:
  • 1 Cup of warm milk
  • 1 Cup of warm water
  • 3/4 Cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp Yogurt
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 Tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • For the Meat Pastry
  • 1/2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup of diced onion
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1/4 cup of aleppo pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • For the Cheese Pastry
  • 2 Cups of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 Cups of Shredded Caso Fresco Cheese
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup of Chopped Italian Parsley
  • 1 tsp black nigella seeds

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