Category: Ramadan Recipes

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 […]

Chicken Changezi

Chicken Changezi

Yes, the name Chicken/Murgh Changezi might remind you of the mighty emperor Genghis Khan, popularly known as Changez Khan in the Indian sub-continent (It did to me). There may not be any connection but it would be interesting how Chicken Changezi got its name. Maybe […]

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, […]

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 […]

Tawa Bihari Chicken Kebab

Tawa Bihari Chicken Kebab

Everyone wants to experiment with new kabab recipes especially chicken kebabs. Bihari Chicken Kebab is well-known in North India and Pakistan. Bihari Kebabs are soft, succulent, and perfectly blended in spices. The best part of this recipe is that you don’t need an oven or […]

Katayef – Lebanese Stuffed Pancakes

Katayef – Lebanese Stuffed Pancakes

Katayef or Atayef are stuffed pancakes originating from the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. Katayef is a famous dessert with a rich filling of cream or custard with nut and is traditionally served in Ramadan. Katayef is similar to the usual pancakes, except that it […]

Lebanese Grilled Chicken

Lebanese Grilled Chicken

One of the dishes that is on “I love” menu of non-vegetarians is grilled chicken. After chicken tandoori, and BBQ chicken, here is the Arabic and Lebanese grilled chicken – straight from the Middle East. Ingredients: 4 pieces of chicken (breast or leg quarters with […]

Chinese Spring Rolls

Chinese Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are one of children’s favourite snacks, a simple-to-make and delicious-to-eat starter, and a common serve during Ramadan. I’ve written the method for preparing the spring roll wrappers as well. You can try adding different ingredients to the stuffing and exploring new flavours, because […]