X for Xtra Crunchy Pita Chips | Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips

  In every Mega Marathon, the alphabet X is one of the hardest choice and I invariably come up with a funky name for the dish. I have come with one proper name in the past when I made the

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R for Rice Flour Cookies | Naan Berenji | Egg Less Persian Rice Flour Cookies

  When shortlisting recipes about what to bake for the alphabet, this Persian rice flour cookie recipe caught my eyes. I was really attracted towards its snow white color and also wanted to experience what a Gluten free cookie would

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Turkish Cigar Pastry – Savory Spinach & Feta Cigars

I am very attracted to Middle Eastern cuisine for couple of reasons. One, they have lot of vegetarian options and the second one is the flavors are so simple and clean. I love all the spices that go in the

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Middle Eastern Chick Peas Soup – Vegan Middle Eastern Garbanzo Beans Soup

My family loves Lentil Soup. So thinking on the same lines, I wanted to make something different and that is how I landed on this Chick peas soup. The flavors are very simple and can be made in less than

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Sekerpare – Turkish Soft Cookies in Sugar Syrup (Egg less Recipe)

When planning to make Turkish recipe for the theme, I was very specific that I would only be making savory dishes. I had a lovely dinner recipe planned out, but things did not work out quite as well at home

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Mercimek Koftesi – Turkish Red Lentil and Bulgur Kofte – Vegan Kofte

This recipe totally took me by surprise as it was so simple to make and absolutely delicious. When the name of the recipe says kofte, you would assume that it is a deep fried recipe. I did exactly the same

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Acma – Soft Turkish Bagel

I am doing European cuisine this week and I chose to do Turkish Cuisine in specific. I love Turkish cuisine for the main reason being that there are many vegetarian recipes to choose from. One of the countries that I

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Pomegranate and Orange Juice – A Famous Street drink of Istanbul

13th Feb, 2014  When researching online about the street foods of different parts of the world, this one drink caught my attention right away. The pictures and videos on the internet were just so awesome. The pomegranates are just so

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Honey Comb Buns or Bee’s Hive Bun / Khaliat Nahal

Khaliat Nahal or the Honey Comb Bun is a common Middle Eastern confectionery which is typically filled and then glazed with sweet syrup. There are savory versions of the bun as well (which was what I made).  The recipe makes

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Koshari/Kushari (A popular Egyptian street food made of rice and lentil)

Koshari or Kushari is a very popular Egyptian dish made of rice and lentil, served with a spicy tomato sauce and caramelized onions. We first ate this dish in one of the local Middle Eastern restaurant. I was amazed to

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