My Best Loubia Recipe ~ White Bean Soup 1437 A.H / 2015!
As the host for this months MENA cooking club challenge I had to pick
Algerian Kbab – A lightly cinnamon spiced chicken stew with chickpeas, topped with
Tabaa in the Algerian language means baking mold – in this case a cookie/pastry cutter.
Exotic flavours of a yummy curry merged into a traditional cornish pasties recipe. The Oxford English
Today I’m sharing a recipe for my family’s favourite, Khobz Ftir bel Chakchouka.
Twabaa – Algerian cookies that are traditionally flavoured with citrus zest, vanilla and/
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Scones; light and tender quick breads with deep fruity olive
Gers Ogely – A light and dairy free cake from Kuwait flavoured with saffron
Khanfaroosh / Khanfaroush: Emirati fried saffron and cardamom ‘cakes’. Are they pancakes, cakes,
As-Salaamu Alaykum,I first saw this rose halwa which is a fragrant agar
It’s time to reveal what we have all been cooking up in
Chicken Machbous was this month’s savoury recipe for MENA Cooking Club Members (sign up today!)
Today I’m going back to basics with this simple recipe for how
Taam / Couscous with meat and vegetables: a North African dish of lightly
What is Trida? Also known as Mkartfa/Mkatfa or in Tunisia Nwasser. Trida is small square pasta.
Succulent and mildly spicy fried chicken Firstly the chicken is put in a
For those unfamiliar with scones, really all they are a small, slightly
A light fluffy couscous and legume dish that works just as well
Mesfouf ~ super-soft, steamed, sweet buttery couscous with raisins and nuts or anything you like!
This was my first attempt at a GIANT lemon cupcake. It didn’t all
Doubara Biskra – A spicy chickpea soup from Biskra, Algeria. The name doubara comes from the arabic
Harira; the traditional soup of Maghreb, North Africa. This week I bring you not one but two
Khobz Ftir is an Algerian, unleavened, no-knead semolina bread. Traditionally served at breakfast
Sfinz / Sfenj – North African doughnuts. MENA Cooking Club challenged us this month with
The cuisine of Jordan was this months MENA cooking club challenge hosted by Evelyne
Bradj also known as Kesra Mbardja, are pieces of rich semolina galette
Lham Lahlou ~ Algerian sweet lamb tagine is a traditional North African lamb and fruit
Smoky aubergine and sweet tomato taken to another flavour level with: pungent garlic,
Algerian Basbousa – a citrus semolina cake soaked in sugar syrup. Flavoured with
Jelbana wa Djaj Tagine ~ A rich and flavourful Algerian green peas
As-Salaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah, I hope you’re all having a productive Ramadan.
Chicken Salona / Saloona: Emirati Chicken Stew, flavoured with Loomi (dried lime) and easy, home-made Bezar spice mix.
Qalb El Louz; The queen of Algerian sweets You also must have plenty of
Syrian roast chicken & potatoes As part of MENA Cooking Club we were given Syrian dishes
Palestinian lentil soup ~ smooth, flavoursome and simple to make! The past month’s MENA Cooking
Algerians love their chorba freek and this Brit does too. We have
Ramadan Mubarak Apologies for the delay, I’ve been without an internet connection
I’ve always preferred soups made with Lamb and not Chicken, but after tasting
Mhadjeb (singular) Mahdjouba (plural); A labour of love, even with the help of my trusty
Mutabbaq مطبق ~ Middle Eastern flatbreads filled with a lightly spiced minced meat and
Matazeez مطازيز / Margoog ~ A Middle Eastern hearty stew of lamb and vegetables with whole-wheat ‘pasta’ discs.
Breakfast, dinner or dessert; Algerian Couscous with Pomegranate. Traditionally-steamed, soft & fluffy couscous
Algerian Tajine Zitoune ~ Chicken stew with green olives and carrots. Vibrant in both colour and taste.
Latay A few months back I posted this photo in my
It may be near the end of summer here in Algeria, yet
After breaking fast with dates and/or water, Chorba Freek to me is the epitome
Mhadjeb plural Mahdjouba are semolina based crepe-like flatbreads stuffed with chakchouka. Mhadjeb/Mahdjouba are a popular