Aleppo is the famous city of Za’atar, one of the most important blend of any Syrian home’s pantry.
Aleppian Za’atar has a different element from other neighboring countries. It is based on mixture of crushed spices and roasted nuts mixed with sumac and toasted sesame seeds. The blend of ingredients varies from one spice dealer, or ‘Attar to another.
Za’atar Halabi is usually prepared in September, and because it is widely available commercially people do not bother making it at home. In Aleppo, people used to buy Za’atar from Al-Madina Souq which is now destroyed and burnt as result of the war.
Let’s make Za’atar Halabi: