Akkoub is a type of thistle that grows wild in the mountains in belad al sham (the Levant). It has a distinctive flavour (which is close to a cross between asparagus and artichokes).
Category Archive: palestinian recipes
One of my favorite things about winter here is all the wonderful herbs and vegetables that pop up […]
Tiklaieh is an aromatic finishing touch that is added to many recipes in the Arabic cuisine.
Simply put, it is a technique that uses a fair amount of olive oil or ghee to gently fry garlic, onions, tomatoes, nuts or herbs then the combo of oil and fried items are added to the recipe as a topping or it is stirred into the recipe right before serving.
Karakeesh literally means that which pops and crackles. A perfectly fitting name for these rustic sesame crackers which are popular in the Northern parts of Palestine. Somewhere between a cookie and a crisp. Karakeesh offer a delightful combination of flavours and textures
One of the most popular posts on my blog remains this one about Middle Eastern breakfast ideas. And […]
4 ingredients, melt in your mouth, no baking, no added sugar! And believe it or not, the recipe is hundreds of years old! (And you thought energy balls were a hip new food trend 😉)⠀
Bsaisit al kharob is actually an ancient Palestinian recipe. It uses staples from the pantry: whole wheat flour, carob molasses, sesame seeds and olive oil. It was one of the essentials travellers would pack for pilgrimage and long trips because it lasts for a long time without going bad and it is loaded with nutrients and health benefits. Both essential when you have to spend months on the road.⠀
Fattet hummus or hummus fatteh is a creamy, nutty , savoury chickpea bread pudding. In the Levant (Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon) it is a popular weekend breakfast/brunch item.
You can enjoy this warm on a cold morning or cold out of the fridge on a hot summer day.
Stuffed red carrots in tamarind sauce ( جزر احمربالتمر الهندي jazar ahmar mahshi bil tamr el hindi) Since […]
Qirfeh bil jooz (qirfeh is Arabic for cinnamon and jooz is walnuts) is a warm and comforting cinnamon drink topped with nuts -usually walnuts- traditionally served in colder months in Palestine and throughout the levant.
The Palestinian cuisine’s answer to brownies! They are soft, rich and moist yet at the same time they pack an intense flavor punch. There is no chocolate here. The black colour is entirely from the nigella seeds paste but the texture, the intensity and the color are indeed reminiscent of brownies .
October through December is the olive picking/olive oil pressing season in Palestine and throughout the Levant .Olive oil […]
shatta is a chili paste that is quite popular in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and in Egypt. It is hot and I mean coughing out fire and fumes hot! with a mild salty lemony accent.