Manaqish

What is Manaqish Manaqish are Middle Eastern flatbread similar to Italian pizza typically eaten for breakfast. Manaqish is also very popular in the eastern Mediterranian region. It is consisting of dough topped with za’atar and thyme, cheese, tomato or ground meat. Similar to a pizza, it can be sliced or folded, and it can be served for…

Coconut Chicken Korma

What is Korma Korma or Qorma is a dish originating in the Indian subcontinent, consisting of meat or vegetables braised with yogurt (dahi) or cream, tomato puree,water or stock, and spices to produce a thick sauce or glaze. It is one of the most popular curry across the Indian subcontinent. Coconut is not only very delicious…

Mutton Gushtaba

What is Gushtaba Gushtaba is an authentic non veg dish from the region of kashmir. It is made with minced mutton cooked in spiced yoghurt gravy. Traditionally gushtaba is made by mincing the meat in wooden mortal and pastle. But as I don’t have that equipment, I used elictric mincer to make the keema. Recipe…

Chicken Salami

What is salami Salami is a meat dish mostly used in sandwiches and wraps. Salami is made from ground meat mixed with seasonings and stuffed into a casing, then dry-cured until the desired hardness is achieved. The word salami is derived from the Italian word “salame”, which refers to all types of salted meat. It…

Chicken Mandi

What is Mandi Arabic food Mandi is a very popular one-pot dish. It looks a lot like biryani though the way to eat and cook is completely different. Although it is popular in all Arab countries, it originated in Yemen. Mandi is usually made from rice, meat and a mixture of Arabic spices. The word “mandi” comes from…

Eggless Oats Orange Cookies

Nowadays my family is avoiding cookies. Whether it is homemade or store-bought. They are becoming more health-conscious these days 😀. My little one even calculating the calorie per cookie generally I made, and showing to me! He said, “don’t make them, otherwise I can’t resist to have them and taking more calories”! This compelled me…

Grilled Kofta Kebab

What is kebab Kebabs are various cooked meat dishes, with their origins in Middle Eastern Cuisine. Many variants are popular around the world. Kebabs consist of cut up or ground meat, sometimes with vegetables, and various other accompaniments according to the specific recipe. Although kebabs are typically cooked on a skewer over a fire, some kebab dishes are baked in…

Boneless Chicken Dum Biryani

A brief introduction to Biryani The word “biryani” comes from the Persian word “birian” which means “fried before cooking.” Biryani is a mixed rice dish. It can be compared to mixing a curry, later combining it with semi-cooked rice separately.  Origin The exact origin of the dish is uncertain. In North India, different varieties of biryani developed…

Persian Polow with Saffron Chicken

Rice is one of the most popular dishes in the Persian region/Iran. Rice is cooked in so many different ways with the local ingredients like saffron, dry fruits, berries etc. Generally, basmati or sell rice is used by Iranians. I love the Persian rice dishes that are so flavorful and slightly sweet in taste. They…

Turkish Semolina Cookies(Sekerpare)

Sekerpare is a much loved Turkish dessert. These are basically semolina based moist cookies with light sugar syrup. The literal meaning of Sekerpare is “a bit of sugar” in Turkish. The sugar syrup is generally flavoured with lemon juice or orange blossom. But these semolina cookies are delicious and flavourful without adding sugar syrup also. I made…