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Homemade Kabsa Masala, Saudi Arabian spice mix… Aromatic & flavorful kabsa masala can be made with just 5 ingredients. Kabsa spice mix is a popular spice used in Arabian & Middle Eastern cuisine. Used in making kabsa chicken and rice and in many other chicken & meat-based dishes. Making homemade kabsa masala is pretty easy, you just have to grind...

Kabaliyath rice, a delicious Arabian rice-based dish made in the Instant Pot… An Arabian or Middle Eastern chicken and rice delicacy, a perfect one-pot meal. I made this in the Instant Pot, hence it was effortless to make this. Chicken and Basmati rice were cooked separately. While making chicken masala, Kabsa spice mix was added. Kabsa spice mix is a popular...

Chicken haleem made in the Instant Pot; easy to make and it’s a healthy one-pot meal… Haleem is a popular stew based dish in the Middle East, it’s also popular in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The traditional way of making haleem is time-consuming as the lentils and legumes are soaked in water overnight and then slow-cooked along with beef or...

Shakshuka, poached eggs in cooked tomatoes is a popular Middle Eastern dish… This is a staple dish served for breakfast in many Middle Eastern countries, and also in North Africa. It’s cooked in a cast iron skillet and served in it as well. It’s a complete meal: onions, red pepper and tomatoes are cooked well, seasoned with paprika and ground cumin-...

Maqloobeh or Maqluba, a traditional dish of the Arab Levant. You get to enjoy chicken, fried veggies and basmati rice… I’d made this dish a few months ago for Eid. Since then, I’d been debating if I should post this recipe or not. Today, while browsing through the food pictures, I kept looking at this picture and got the temptation to blog the recipe....

  The best tasting homemade hummus that can be made effortlessly… One of my favorite spreads or dips is Hummus, it’s very popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. You wouldn’t find any Middle Eastern restaurants without hummus being served along with pita bread. In fact, that’s the first thing you would get to enjoy. Hummus is also spread on pita...

Mandi, a traditional dish of Yemen made either with chicken or lamb… Mandi is now popular among other Arab countries as well. Traditionally, the meat is slow cooked in a tandoor which makes the meat extremely tender and delicious, and served over aromatic rice. I’ve tasted Mandi at an International food festival in my city, since then I’d been...

One of my favorite salads, two main stars in this salad are toasted pita bread and Sumac… I’ve had this salad quite a few times at many Middle Eastern restaurants and at some get togethers. I don’t usually gobble up salads, I go behind real food. However, when I had a taste of this salad I couldn’t just stop eating it, I went for a couple...

  SHUWA is not just my family favorite recipe.. It’s a whole Nation’s favorite main course. Shuwa is a typical Omani delicacy prepared only on very special occasions. Eid is probably the most common occasion hence “” The meat festival “” The method of preparing shuwa is elaborate. The meat is marinated with spices and then wrapped...

Light, hearty and refreshing Summer salad… I thought it was going to be an uneventful day as the weather was so gloomy and depressing. However, I didn’t let the weather control me, I got energetic and walked into the veggie farm that’s next door for picking veggies. 143 acres of land transformed into a beautiful veggie farm, they have literally...