Mahshi wa dawali consists of aubergines, zucchinis and vine leaves stuffed with a mince beef and rice mix. The stuffed vegetables are cooked in the pot on a low temperature for several hours. To add flavour to the outside, a piece of meat is also added to the pot during cooking.
The vine leaves came directly from the garden and taste so much better than the usual stuffed vine leaves that you get from the deli. It is in season only during the warmer months. During this time you may see some women picking vine-leaves from around the streets of Ramallah, or selling them in the markets in Jerusalem.