Hummus (Chickpea dip)

Hummus ([ˈhʊm.əs], [ˈxʊm.ʊs], or [ˈhʌm.əs], Arabic: حُمُّص‎, full Arabic name: hummus bi tahini Arabic: حمص بالطحينة‎) is a Levantine dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini (hummus bi tahina), olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean, as well as in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. It can also be found in most grocery stores in North America and Europe. It’s usually served as […]

Baba ghanoush (Eggplant dip)

Baba ghanoush, Baba ganoush, Baba ghanouj [bah-bah gah-noosh] Baba ghanoush (Arabic: بابا غنوج‎‎ bābā ghannūj, also appears as BABA GANOUSH or BABA GHANOUJ) is a Levantine dish of cooked eggplant mixed with tahina (made from sesame seeds), olive oil and various seasonings. The Arabic bābā means “father”, while ghannūj could be a personal name. The […]

Pita (Middle Eastern flat bread)

PITA ([ˈpɪtə] or US: [ˈpiːtə]) in Greek, sometimes spelled PITTA (mainly UK), also known as Arabic bread, Lebanese bread, or Syrian bread. It is also called POCKET BREAD, this Middle Eastern FLAT BREAD can be made of white or whole-wheat flour. Each pita round splits horizontally to form a pocket into which a wide variety […]

Kaddu Buranee (Afghani Sweet Pumpkin)

Kaddu Buranee or Kadu Bouranee – Afghani Sweet Pumpkin. Traditionally, Kadu Bouranee is served as a part of the several side dishes served at a Dastarkhan (the traditional Afghan table spread). One is supposed to eat the pumpkin dish with Afghan bread (Nan-I-Afghan) or one of the many rice preparations. To eat Kadu Bourani with […]

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