'Fattet el Makdoos' is one of the major Damascene dishes in Syria and the Middle East. It's called Fatteh since it contains bread pieces; and Makdoos as it contains eggplants. It's a staple dish in events, and could be served as part of the hot appetizers or a main dish. The preparation of the aubergine could be done as described below, or would be stuffed with the minced meat and onion. The pomegranate molasses adds a beautiful sense of sour sweetness to the taste of the dish. The topping decoration is usually toasted pinenuts and almonds, but damascene ladies usually add some tomato and cucumber garnishing, like my mom and grandma. When I was a kid, I got attracted to this dish because of the garnishing my mom put on it, before the taste. When my mom knew that Nigella asked on facebook to post a fatteh recipe, she said submit my recipe to Nigella :) and cooked it later especially to take a photo and post it here.
Recipe posted by Hadi_ghannam