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Popular Yemeni-Arabian Dish, Chicken Mandi cooked in the Instant Pot… Mandi is one of the popular Arabian dishes enjoyed by everyone, it’s a perfect one-pot meal consisting of aromatic rice & soft meat cooked in a special spice mix. Traditionally Mandi is slow-cooked in an underground oven or tandoor for hours, which will make the meat extremely tender...

Baklava, a popular Middle Eastern & Mediterranean pastry dessert… It’s basically layered phyllo dough smeared with butter, topped with chopped nuts & soaked in sugar syrup. With store-bought phyllo dough, making baklava is super easy. It’s a heavenly decadent flaky & crispy dessert. I made the baklava in an 8-inch square pan, this yielded...

Al Faham chicken, a popular Middle Eastern or Arabian grilled chicken… This Arabian grilled chicken is quite popular in India as well. My niece introduced me to this. Up until last week I had no clue what Al Faham chicken was. The other day while video chatting with my niece, she was enjoying this chicken. When I asked her what kind of chicken was that, she...

Perfect salad for Summer, refreshing & cooling… Tabbouleh is a popular Middle Eastern salad, it is usually served as part of a meze- selection of small sides serves as appetizers. I had this salad a few days ago when I visited Tobermory, I instantly fell for it. Refreshing salad and is perfect to have on a warm summer day. Bulgur wheat is the main ingredient...

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...