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 […]

Chapli kebab (Afghan meat patties)

Chapli kebab (Pashto: چپلي کباب‎) is a minced kebab, usually made from ground beef or mutton with various spices in the shape of a patty. It originates from Peshawar in northwest Pakistan, and is also known as the Peshawari kebab. The chapli kebab is a popular barbecue and street food throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other […]

Sulu köfte (Turkey meatballs soup)

Sulu köfte (literally means watery meatballs) is a Turkish stew or thick soup (çorba) with köfte. It consists of meatballs usually made with minced beef, mixed with rice (or bulgur) and spices and boiled in their own gravy and/or with tomato sauce. A similar dish is called ekşili köfte or terbiyeli köfte, when made with […]

Ashak (Dumplings with spiced lamb)

Ashak (or Aushak), In Afghanistan, these dumplings are typically served on a big platter as a main course. Ashak also makes  an elegant first course. It’s made with a delicate dough and is traditionally filled with gandana (Mixture of chopped fresh herbs), a member of the onion family with a mild flavor and an appearance similar to […]

Ashak (Scallion dumplings with beef sauce)

ASHAK, also spelled AUSHAK [Pashto/Farsi: اَشَک], is an Afghan dish made of pasta dumplings filled with Chinese chives (scallions), with a (frequently meaty) tomato sauce, topped with yogurt and dried mint. A time-consuming meal to prepare, it is usually served on holidays or at special gatherings As recipe below, these are a really delicious dumpling […]

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