The Rules of Mansaf

  • Filmmaker(s) :

    Codirection - Jordan

  • Original title : The Rules of Mansaf
  • Duration : 05:34
  • Year : 2019
  • Genre : Documentary
  • Community : Jordan
  • Nation : Jordan
  • Languages available:
  • arabe


Shot in Aljoun, Jordan, this playful tutorial shows us how to cook the traditional Jordanian dish of Mansaf, made from rice, mutton, and a sauce derived from sheep's milk. Not only will you learn how to cook Mansaf, but also how to eat it! This will come in very handy in Jordan, as this communal dish is eaten at nearly all celebrations, weddings and parties, and there are a number of unique customs around how it is shared and consumed. According to the filmmakers, these customs may vary from one region to another, but they all reflect the unity and cooperation of Jordanian society as well as its renowned generosity and altruism. The Arabic title of this film translates to “sweet clover”, a plant that gives this dish its distinctive flavor.