Wether you call it as Arabic Shawarma or Turkish Doner Kebab or Greek Gyros, your food tour anywhere in the Middle East, Turkey or Greece is incomplete without a Shawarma roll!To me and many people who landed for the first time in the Middle East, the humble shawarma has been the foremost street food experience. Shawarma is … Continue reading Middle Eastern CHICKEN SHAWARMA
How about Trick or Treat in Arabic style or precicely Khaleeji style! "Gergaoon" is such a joyful celebration especially amongst children in the Arabian culture. It is celebrated on the 15th night of the holy month of Ramadan.Children wear traditional clothes, carry beautifully ornate colorful drawstring bags and walk around the neighborhood door-to-door to receive candies, … Continue reading Cheesy Chicken Seekh
Rice is such a versatile grain and almost every country has its own version of rice recipe and happens to be one popular comfort food round the world. For example, Pulao in India, Paella in Spain, Pilaf in Middle East, Risotto in Italy, the US has BBQ and Uzbekistan has Plov. Whether you call it, … Continue reading Simple Middle Eastern Black Eye Beans Pilaf
Don't know, how I managed to stay put at home for two whole weeks without setting a foot out of the main door.For a person like me, who is usually on her toes the whole day, managing myriads of things, be it working out or taking care of kids, work, home, socializing, cooking, cleaning till … Continue reading Persian style Beans Soya Herb Stew with roasted garlic.
Why is celebration mostly associated with occasions, success, victory, etc and similar context? This was kind of a question posed by my little one Annie, while I was busy arranging a cake and few other stuff to celebrate one of our friend's sons success in his academics. When she asked for whom am I doing … Continue reading JOOJEH CHICKEN WINGS
Hope you all had a wonderful Eid! Last week, I was on my way back from Venice to Florence and nearing the last leg of my holidays. There was a couple sitting diagonally opposite of us in the train, who were probably from some Middle Eastern city, discussing about Eid. Five Days passed in a … Continue reading OGAILY Sesame Saffron and Cardamom Cake with sweet Tahini glaze
All the strife in the world is of the mind. Breaking the mental barriers and give peace a chance, and what's better time than this holy month of Ramadan. Food knows no boundaries. Let's break the shackles, let's bring all those warring hearts to the dining table. We are what we eat; whoever said, very … Continue reading Chicken Musakhan Filo Rolls
A simple, exotic, fragrant midweek meal, for iftar or any party appetizer, 30 minutes, start to finish. Sounds so interesting isn't it! Today trying to be a little different in presenting delicious vegetarian kebabs . Quite often I get lots of requests on my blog for vegetarian versions of quick meals. So, here's for you … Continue reading BADAMI VEG SEEKH KEBAB Almond and Chickpeas Veg Seekh Kebabs
KAABSA, the most popular or would rather say the national dish of Saudi Arabia. In simple terms if I have to say, it's a delicious slightly tangy tomato chicken Middle Eastern rice dish.One can find several variation of Kabsa preparation and widely eaten all over Saudi Arabia and other parts of the middle eastern countries … Continue reading CHICKEN KAABSA Middle Eastern Tomato Chicken Rice
Give a different variation to your regular pulse with this quick, flavorful and easy Persian herbed pilaf.