Category: Arabian Recipes

Mutton Stew – Slow Cooker

Mutton Stew – Slow Cooker

A simple mutton stew adapted from an Arabic dish – Al Marqoq – to suit the slow cooker cooking style. I have used my homemade Gulf Spice Powder (Ibzar) that gives the stew a taste distinct from our usual curries. You can replace lamb with […]

Gulf Spices – Ibzar

Gulf Spices – Ibzar

There is something magical about freshly ground spices at home. Ibzar – famously known as Gulf Spices – completes the Arabian cuisine. Ibzar is a fresh blend of several spices that give it a complex combination of flavor and aroma. While it is intensely aromatic, […]

Um Ali – Egyptian Bread Pudding

Um Ali – Egyptian Bread Pudding

Umm Ali – a famous, festive Egyptian dessert – brings back memories from my food-filled childhood. A spoonful of Um Ali means buttery, flaky puff pastry soaked in flavored milk, crusted with nuts and shredded coconut, and layered with cream. Um Ali should be served […]

Turkish Rose Dessert – Gul Tatlisi

Turkish Rose Dessert – Gul Tatlisi

The Turkish Rose Dessert, or Gul Tatlisi, is a beautiful sweet treat. The roses are simple to make and, since this dish uses sugar syrup, the sweetness can be adjusted to suit your taste. The technique to make the roses is exactly like making Mini […]

Chicken Shawarma and Turmeric Rice

Chicken Shawarma and Turmeric Rice

This is the third shawarma recipe on Cukzy after the Lebanese Chicken Shawarma Wrap and Spicy Chicken Shawarma. As I had mentioned earlier, I experiment different recipes of a dish and, if I love it, I put up here for you. Shawarma is the most […]

Basbousa (Semolina and Yogurt Cake)

Basbousa (Semolina and Yogurt Cake)

Basbousa is a dessert that is not only popular in many Middle Eastern countries, but also in Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Greece. Basbousa is a sweet semolina cake that is soaked in sugar syrup. It may sound like a sweet treat but, trust me, […]

Creamy Garlic Sauce – Skordalia

Creamy Garlic Sauce – Skordalia

I’ve tried Greek dips before and they are delicious. One of the signature dips of Greek cuisine is the Tzatziki Sauce. Considering that Mediterranean food is mildly spiced, dips complete the taste. Ingredients: 2 slices bread 3/4 cup walnuts 5 cloves garlic 2 tbsp fresh […]

Lemon & Oregano Roasted Potatoes

Lemon & Oregano Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients: 10 medium-sized red potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil Juice of 2 lemons 1 tbsp oregano Salt to season Method: Preheat oven to 400 F Wash and quarter the red potatoes in similar sizes. Pour the olive oil, sprinkle the lemon juice, and oregano. Give […]

Hummus

Hummus

Ingredients: 425 grams chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon 1/4 cup tahini Half of a large garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt, according to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 […]

Kabuli Pulao (Afghan Lamb Pilaf)

Kabuli Pulao (Afghan Lamb Pilaf)

Kabuli Pulao is Afghanistan’s national dish, which I think is a perfect answer to Mughlai Biryani. In Afghan culture, Kabuli Pulao is a delicious ‘must-be-served’ food. Afghan cuisine isn’t as richly spiced as Mughlai cuisine in Indian sub-continent, but is tastefully balanced. The main spices […]