Category: Ramadan Recipes

Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada

I haven’t had a person who doesn’t enjoy dahi vadas. Its a favorite amongst kids and especially popular during Ramadan since it can be prepared in advance and refrigerated. Like every other dish, dahi vadas have a few variations and all of them are delicious. […]

Kofta Curry

Kofta Curry

Kofta curry is a rich combination of meatballs dipped in creamy, lightly spiced curry. The koftas can be made with ground chicken or lamb. There are vegetarian kofta curry recipes as well where koftas are made with paneer, lauki, or potatoes. One of the favorites […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Biryani

Slow Cooker Chicken Biryani

Yup! I’m trying my hands on a slow cooker (crock-pot) and I am absolutely blown away. My first dish cooked in a slow cooker – Chicken Biryani! I mustered the courage to prepare a complex dish like biryani as my first experiment, not a wise […]

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 […]