Pistachio Konafa

Pistachio Konafa 1.Get a 12 or 13 inch round baking pan. 2.In a large bowl put the konafa hair. Add about ½ cup of the melted ghee. Add the sugar syrup and toss the konafa hair until well coated. 3.Take about half of the konafa hair and put in the pan to cover the bottom…

Eggplant and Meat Kabsa

Eggplant and Meat Kabsa 1.Wash the rice and then soak for 30 minutes. 2.In a large skillet heat the oil and fry the eggplant until golden brown. Set aside. 3.In the same oil fry the onion until golden brown. Remove half of the onion and put aside. 4.To the rest of onion add the meat,…

Cilantro Rice

Cilantro Rice 1.Wash the rice thoroughly and then soak in warm water for 30 minutes. 2.Cut the stems of the cilantro and fennel and put in a blender jug. Add the chilies, basil, oregano and garlic. Turn the blender on medium speed until smooth paste forms. Add some water as needed. 3.In a medium size…

Pears in Apricot Pudding

Pears in Apricot Pudding 1.Get 6 ramekins or medium-serving dish. 2.Peel the pears. Using the vegetable corer remove the core form each pear making sure not to break it. 3.In a stainless steel saucepan place the sugar, saffron, water and orange zest. Let the ingredient boil for few seconds and then add the pears and…

Chicken and Vegetables Korma

Chicken and Vegetables Korma 1.In a large skillet toast the cashew and almond over high heat until brown and add the mustard seeds and sesame. Toast until fragrant. Let the nuts cool completely. Using a food processor grind the nuts. Set aside. 2.To the same skillet add about 1 tablespoon of the oil and add…

Vegetables Appetizers

Vegetables Appetizers 1.Cut each bell pepper into halves or quarters. Remove the seeds. 2.Cut the mild chili in halves or quarters and deseed. 3.Cut each cucumber into 2 inches pieces. Using a vegetable corer or a teaspoon remove the center of the cucumbers to form small cups. Form the carrots into cups in the same…

Perry Pudding

Perry Pudding 1.Clean the berries and cut into halves. 2.In a medium saucepan place the berries, sugar, orange zest, lemon juice and the flower water. Put the saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves and berries tender. Let the berries cool slightly. 3.Get a loaf pan or a deep dish and line…

Cinnamon Dumplings

Cinnamon Dumplings 1.In a bowl of a stand mixer put the flour, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon and yeast. Fit the dough hook and turn the mixer on low speed for few seconds and then add the yogurt and water. Turn on medium speed until smooth dough forms. 2.Cover the dough and leave in a warm place…

Chicken Fillet with Cream and Cheese

Chicken Fillet with Cream and Cheese 1.Cut each fillet into 3 stripes or fingers. Place in a bowl and add the salt, black pepper, pepper flakes, lemon juice and lemon zest. Toss to coat well. 2.In a medium skillet melt the butter over medium heat and add the chicken. Cook the chicken until golden brown…

White Chocolate with Cherries

White Chocolate with Cherries 1.Line a 13 by 11 inch pan with a piece of cling film. 2.In a double boiler melt the chocolate until smooth. 3.In a stand mixer bowl put the milk, cream and vanilla. Fit the balloon whisk and turn on the mixer on medium speed until mixture fluffy and smooth. 4.Add…