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Couscous and Machashi (stuffed zucchini)

Karin Journo Z"L

Karin loved life, loved to laugh and have fun, laughed at everything and at any given moment, made everyone laugh, made life easy and lived the moment like there was no tomorrow.

She only did what she loved without consideration and even went to a Nova party with a broken leg.

She always said "Whoever dies, dies" to lighten the mood in difficult moments.

Karin loved to eat, in restaurants she would order the entire main menu to taste everything and experience life through food.


Karin was murdered on Black Saturday, 7th October 2023 at the Nova party held in Re’im.

She just wanted to dance and have fun with her friends until despicable terrorists ended her life prematurely.


More than anything and every dish in every restaurant, Karin loved her mother's couscous and Machashi. The couscous was the star of the week on Friday afternoon and the Machashi was the star of every holiday meal. Together they were the ultimate dish that Karin loved to savor the most. Every time Anbal, Karin's mother would fry Machashi, Karin would try to steal one Machashi from the plate of prepared Machashi.

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Goulash meat cut into cubes


A spoonful of crushed garlic

Grated large onion

A bunch of parsley

2 eggs



Black pepper

A little chicken soup

A large spoonful of Arisa

Thinly sliced potato

Flour to wrap the meatball


Oil for frying



1 kilo of semolina


Half a cup of oil


Soup for couscous:







Soaked chickpeas



A little tomato paste

Red paprika

A little turmeric


Black pepper



Moisten bread and squeeze it

Mix all the ingredients except the flour, egg and oil in a bowl

Make meatballs and put between two slices of potato (to make a sandwich)

Dip in flour and then in egg and fry

After all the meatballs are fried, arrange them in a pot one on top of the other and fill the pot with water up to the height of the meatballs. Boil until all the water evaporates.



Mix a kilo of semolina with a cup of water and strain through a couscous strainer.

Transfer to a couscous steamer for 20 minutes until the semolina is wet around.

Transfer to a bowl, add a spoonful of salt and mix, add half a cup of oil, half a cup of water and mix, add a cup of water, mix and pass through a strainer again.

Transfer to the pot again for about half an hour.

Remove from the pot back to the bowl, gradually add 2 cups of water, mix and pass through a strainer and enjoy.


Soup: cook like normal soup from all the ingredients listed

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