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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...

Pistachio Baklava   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Sheba Shehnaz Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: Turkish Serves: 6 Ingredients Pistachio- 50 gm Walnuts- 50 gm Almonds- 50 gm Honey- as needed Bread crumbs- 3 tbsp Butter, unsalted- as needed Pastry sheets- as many sheets as you want (preferably...

Two of my staple foods: pesto and couscous… Pesto has been one of my most favorite ingredients and I dare to add it to most of the dishes I make. Pesto never fails to enhance the flavor and the taste of any dish, such a phenomenal sauce made with aromatic and healthy ingredients like basil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. Pesto is always seen in my refrigerator...

Healthy and tasty muffins that’s great for breakfast or as an evening snack… Couscous and dates gets along so well and tastes so delicious together. I’d already shared a recipe with couscous and dates, it was a simple recipe but tasted delicious as the dates imparted the sweetness to the couscous, I served that with poached eggs. Last night, I’d...

Being a hard-core non-veg, my freezer is always stacked with meat and other meat products. Surprisingly, today I found my refrigerator to be empty; there was neither any meat nor any veggies. And I really wanted to make something fried. Finally, my eyes caught on a can of chickpeas sitting at the corner on the counter top. First thing that flashed through my mind...