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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Sheer Khorma – Sheer Khurma for Eid – Dates, Milk and Vermicelli Pudding

10th July, 2015  Sheer Khorma or Sheer Khurma is a festival special dish made during the Eid festival. Eid is an important festival for Muslims that marks the end of the Ramadan fast. This festival celebrates the end of the

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Baklava

24th Jan, 2015, Baklava is a crispy, rich, sweet pastry made of layers of phyllo dough filled with nuts and drenched with honey syrup. This ethnic Middle Eastern confection has been in my mind for several months, and this weekend

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Naan – Garlic Naan (Oven baked Flatbread)

2nd Feb, 2014 Naan is a flattened flatbread that is very famous in many parts of Asia. The Naan is from the Persian origin and is usually cooked in a Tandoor. Also what differentiates the naan from the rest of

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Carrot and Walnut Slices – Cezeriye (A Popular Turkish Dessert)

24th Nov, 2013 Recently I have been bringing home a lot of cook books from our local library. This recipe is from one such book that I brought home this week. The book is called the Turkish Cookbook – Regional

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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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Xarba Arbija – A Libyan Soup – BM # 32

28th Sept, 2013 When looking for a recipe to make for the alphabet X, my husband came up with this soup which is a classic Libyan Beef and Vegetable soup with lentils and chickpeas. The name was very fascinating and

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