Pomegranate Molasses Adds Sweet and Tart Flavors to Food Across the Levant

Chandra Ram

The Levantine pantry is incomplete without pomegranate molasses, the thick, ruby syrup that is key to muhammara, the Persian stew fesenjoon, the Turkish bulgur wheat dish kisir, and a multitude of kebabs, stews, and sauces that benefit from its viscous texture, richness, and sweet-sour flavor.

Pomegranate molasses is available in Middle Eastern and other specialty stores, but can be made in-house by...