Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Medium, Makes 3, Prep time: 40 mins + 2 hrs proofing time This Mediterranean staple is an instant evening delight, with dollops of hummus or baba ganoush spread lusciously over. Since Pita features so commonly in so many dishes and settings, I decided to try my hand at a healthier alternative to regular refined flour,Continue reading “Whole Wheat Pita Bread”

Decadent Mezze Platter

Easy, Serves 4. I’ve always been enthralled by the vibrancy of Middle Eastern culture, from beautiful textile and spice markets, to spirited music and dance, and of course, other-worldly food. In celebration of this exquisite culture, I decided to try my hand at the full mezze. The mezze is similar in concept to the IndianContinue reading “Decadent Mezze Platter”

Creamy Hummus

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 15 mins. This classic Middle Eastern dip, made of chickpeas and tahini, makes for a perfect evening snack, with a side of pita, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. It’s incredibly easy to make, and I’ll show you just how: Ingredients Dried chickpeas, soaked overnight, 200 gm Tahini*,Continue reading “Creamy Hummus”

Baba Ganoush

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 25 mins. This appetizer of Levantine origin is simple enough to make, and along with its chickpea-based cousin hummus, serves as one of the fundamental constituents of the traditional mezze. Here’s how we make ours: Ingredients Eggplant, large, 1 no. Tahini**, 3 tbsp Garlic, 4 cloves Lemon, medium, 1 no.Continue reading “Baba Ganoush”

Crispy Falafel

Easy, Serves 3, Prep time: 25 mins. Falafel is a Middle Eastern street-food classic. Typically served wrapped in pita or had as part of a mezze, these deep-fried chickpea (or even fava bean) balls make for a delicious snack. Let’s make some! Ingredients Dried chickpeas*, 1 cup Red onion, small, 1 no Fresh coriander leaves,Continue reading “Crispy Falafel”

Shakshouka

Easy, Serves 4, Prep time: 35 mins. The shakshouka is a Mediterranean dish of eggs, poached in a sauce of tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and spices, that has the potential to transport a sullen, quarantine breakfast table to a Moroccan souk (or marketplace), filled with the aromas of spices, and vibrant textiles. Here’s my hassle-freeContinue reading “Shakshouka”

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