Najran’s life in the farms – documentary

One of the places which I want to revisit for the 3rd time in Najran, Saudi Arabia is the south side of the city which there is a large area if of farms, old traditional houses, simple & welcoming people. 

أحد الأماكن التي أود زيارتها للمرة الثالثة في نجران جنوب السعودية هي المنطقة التي تقع جنوب المدينة وتحتوي على مساحة كبيرة من المزارع، بيوت الطين القديمة، اناس مرحبين وطيبون.

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Traditional meal in Ramadan – Documentary

My sister has taken my dear mother’s way of cocking & preparing one of the most known traditional meal in Ramadan in AlHasa & the gulf countries in general which is called “Harisah” it’s the name of seeds mixed with either meat or chicken, but the famous are meat. It usually takes about 6 hours in the oven in order to be fully cooked, after that it needs to be manually mixing it in the pot itself (the photo) with a special wooden stick in order to mix the seeds & the meat really good, then it will be served in plates plus making a very delicious soup after adding hot water & salt.

أختي تعلمت طريقة أمي العزيزة في إعداد وتجهيز أحد أشهر الأطباق التقليدية في الأحساء ودول الخليج بشكل عام في رمضان وتتكون بشكل رئيسي من حبوب الهريس مع اللحم أو الدجاج ولكن الأشهر هو استخدام اللحم. تحتاج عادة إلى ٦ ساعات في الفرن لكي تنضج بشكل كامل، بعد ذلك يتم بشكل يدوي خلط الحبوب مع اللحم وتسمى هذه العملية بـ (ضرب الهريسة) بإستخدام عصا خشبية خاصة لهذا الأمر، بعد ذلك يتم التقديم في صحون ويمكن استخدام جزء منها في تجهيز شوربة الهريسة اللذيذة بإضافة الماء الحار والملح.

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Extracting Oil the old way from Jazan

When I was on the road from Jazan to Abha I saw in the sideways camels circling around blindfolded with men guiding them. So I stopped my car and it turns out that they are extracting  oil by grinding it, the camel circle around pulling the wooden lever hooked to him plus a big rock in his back so he moves slowly,  all that attached to a pole of wood which is crafted especially for this task and this pole moves as the camels circle in a big wooden pot also especially crafted for this, it turns slowly for hours and grind the seeds into oil called (Smsm Oil) used either for food or healthy choices for woman which is very common in the Southern Region. Another amazing thing that the camel can move & stop by a sound that the owner make which something impressive!

All Photos captured in October 2016 – Jazan, Saudi Arabia

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