Harissa | North African Spice Paste

harissa

Harissa | North African Spice Paste   Harissa is a North African spice paste, a condiment found everywhere in Morocco and Tunisia. It is also widely used in the Middle East. Popularly used in dips and marinades and can add Continue reading


Keema Samosa | Mince Meat Sambousek | Recipes ‘R’ Simple

keema samosa recipe

Keema Samosa | Mince Meat Sambousek   This a my favorite Keema Samosa Recipe! Quite easy to make, just takes some time, peeling the samosa pastry and filling them. I like to toss the wok and get some flaming action Continue reading


Ruz Bukhari | Middle Eastern Bukhari Rice

Ruz Bukhari

Ruz Bukhari | Middle Eastern Bukhari Rice   Bukhari Rice is a very simple but delicious rice which is popular in the Middle East. Especially the Gulf Countries. The name ‘Bukhari’ denotes that it comes from ‘Bukhara’ , a formerly prominent Continue reading


Dawood Basha | Lebanese Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

dawood basha meatballs

Dawood Basha | Lebanese Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Served with Saffron Rice   Dawood Basha or Lebanese Style Meatballs with Pine Seeds in a Simple Tomato Sauce. These meatballs, are tender, with a melt in mouth quality. Dawood Basha was Continue reading


Home Made Beef Shawarma Recipe

Home Made Beef Shawarma Recipe

Home Made Beef Shawarma Recipe  Sure sometimes, eating at a fancy restaurant is fun and offers great ambience. But don’t we all have our favorite snappy street foods that we crave for much more often? Those who know me well, Continue reading


Labneh Dip – Delicious Middle Eastern Dip made from Hung Yoghurt

labneh dip recipe

Labneh Dip – Delicious Middle Eastern Dip Yoghurt is called ‘Laban’ in the Middle East. ‘Labneh’ is this delicious, creamy dip which is made by hanging or straining the yoghurt to get it thickened to the consistency of cream cheese. Although Continue reading


Za’atar Spice Recipe (Zaatar – Middle Eastern Spice)

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Za’atar Spice Recipe Za’atar is the generic name given to the set of herbs that belong to the Genera Origanum. These are Oregano, Thyme, Basil Thyme and Savory. Za’atar is also the name for the spice/ condiment made from a mixture Continue reading


Mutton Mandi Rice – Arabian Fragrant Rice Cooked with Mutton

mutton mandi rice recipe

Mutton Mandi Rice – Arabian Fragrant Rice Mandi  is very popular in Yemen and Saudi Arabia as well as other Arab Countries. Very similar to Kabsa, the main difference is the method of preparation. Mandi rice is traditionally cooked very slowly over a Continue reading


Middle Eastern Pizza – With Mince and Baharat Spice

pizza with mince recipe

Middle Eastern Pizza – With Mince and Baharat Spice – Vegetarian Version Included My Middle Eastern Pizza – is different. It is ‘Middle East’ inspired and uses ‘Baharat’ Spice. I usually make it using minced meat but I use  only vegetables Continue reading


Shamandar Bi Tahini – Middle Eastern Beetroot Dip with Sesame Sauce

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Shamandar Bi Tahini An easy to prepare dip with the enhanced creaminess of yoghurt and silky sesame sauce for a Middle Eastern Fair. Similar to Beetroot pachadi.