Middle Eastern Cuisine and Recipes

Palestinian Cuisine

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Harissa - Armenian Porridge

Harissa – Armenian Porridge

Harissa (Armenian: հարիսա harisa) is an Armenian dish from the Ararat plain. It is a thick porridge made from korkot (dried or roasted cracked wheat) and fat-rich meat, usually chicken or lamb. Herbs were substituted for meat in harissa when Armenian religious days required fasting and penance. The extremely long cooking process is an essential part of the harissa tradition. Like other ritual dishes, the time taken for preparation is part of its cherished value.

The dish has been passed on since ancient times. Stories differ as to the origins of the dish. According to Armenian lore, the patron saint of Armenia, Gregory the Illuminator, was offering a meal of love and charity to the poor. There weren’t enough sheep to feed the crowds so wheat was added to the cooking pots...

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Sogan-dolma – Stuffed Onions

Sogan-dolma, which means stuffed onions in Turkish (soğan dolması), is a traditional Bosnian dish, considered the specialty of Mostar. Ingredients include onions, minced beef, rice, oil, tomato purée, paprika, vinegar or sour cream, strained yoghurt (locally known as Kiselo Mlijeko, literally sour milk), black pepper, salt and spices.Read More
Dolmeh-yeh Felfel - Persian-style Stuffed Capsicum

Dolmeh-yeh Felfel – Persian-style Stuffed Capsicum

Stuffed Capsicum are found in many cuisines, each having a different filling making them distinct to each. This version is the Persian-style.Read More
Chebureki

Chebureki – Russian Beef Pasties

Chebureki, sometimes spelled chiburekki, is a deep-fried turnover with a filling of minced meat and onions. It is made with a single round piece of dough folded over the filling in a half-moon shape.Read More
Tabbouleh - Wheat and Herb Salad Recipe

Tabbouleh – Wheat and Herb Salad

Tabbouleh, also spelled tabouleh or tabouli, is a traditional Levantine salad that is commonly served as part of a mezze in the Arabic world. Read More
Kanafeh - Sweet Cheese Pastry

Kanafeh – Sweet Cheese Pastry

Kanafah , also spelled kunafeh or kunafah is a Middle Eastern cheese pastry soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrupRead More
Simple Atar Syrup

Simple Atar Syrup

This is a very simple atar (syrup) recipe used with many Middle Eastern desserts.Read More

Şiş Köfte

Şiş köfte (Turkish), Shish kofte, or Sis kofte is a köfte or kebab variant in the Turkish cuisine. It consists of minced lamb, mutton, veal or beef, or a mixture of some of these meats with herbs, often including parsley and mint, on a şiş (skewer), grilled.Read More
Taboon Bread

Taboon Bread

Taboon bread is sold as street food, stuffed with hummus, falafel or shaved meat, and is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine worldwide.Read More