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November 14, 2019

Chicken Kabab wrap is a very light and healthy meal. It is a delightful recipe; the chicken Kabab is wrapped up in a dough and baked in the oven. The aroma of the chicken kabab and the bread is heavenly, especially when it just comes out of the oven and the taste is delicious together. I plated this dish as follow, I made hummus with tahini (check the recipe on this website) and spread it on the plate. I cut the wrapped chicken into ½ inch pieces and placed it over the hummus then I add my favorite vegetables on top, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, green pepper, then a dash of olive oil and sumac on top.

Ingredient: for the dough

  • 4 cups white flour

  • ...

October 18, 2019

I have received a message from Brad asking this question, “Do you have a good recipe for the fluffy Arab rice that can sometimes have nuts and fruit in it? A local Sheikh used to serve us this rice as a bed for a BBQ lamb or goat.  My wife and I cannot perfect the rice.”

The best rice to use is basmati rice, there is a variety of basmati rice you can choose from, they are available in food stores in the USA, on the internet and many of the Indian store markets.  There are many different brands of basmati rice in a variety of tastes and flavors. The favorite that I have used in my cooking they are as follows, Royal, Ghazal, and Tilda basmati rice and...

September 12, 2019

This is such a wonderful recipe, Eajin BI-Jabnih (Cheese and herbs Pastry) it can be eaten at any time of the day, as breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dipped into a soup, you can open these pastries in the middle and add other ingredients. I usually eat it for breakfast with scrambled eggs and a bit of salt and pepper. You can make large quantities place in freezer bags and place in the freezer, it can be eaten at any time, place it in a toaster or in the oven to be heated for a few minutes and it would taste as fresh as you first made it.

This kind of pastry can be stuffed with any of favorite ingredients, it is usually stuffed with ground beef her...

September 12, 2019

This Aqras Allahm Almafrum (Circle Minced Meat) can be eaten at any time of the day. This Recipe is made with dough stuffed with ground beef, onion, parsley, and cilantro. You can make large quantities, put in a freezer and take them out at any time you want to eat them. You can put them in a toaster oven to heat them up, or in oven or microwave for a few minutes and they would taste as fresh as you took them out of the oven for the first time. Many Iraqi homes eat them during dinner time and with Iraqi tea. Aqras Allahm Almafrum (Circle Minced Meat Pie) is very a diverse dish, it can make an excellent breakfast, snack, side dish, and an appetizer...

August 23, 2019

# 11 Tabsey Baytinijan (Eggplants dish)

#10 Batata Bel-lahm (Potatoes & Beef)

#9 Baghdadi Makluba– Upside-Down Chicken & Rice Meal

# 8 Lamb brain Dish (Pacha Iraqi dish)

# 7 Lablabi (Chickpea) Iraqi Snack

# 6 Falafel

# 5 Chicken Shawarma Iraqi style

# 4 Marqat Fasolia (white beans (Haricot Tarbais Bean) with meat stew) Iraq recipe

# 3 Iraqi Lentil Shorbeh (soup)

# 2 Lamb Liver, Heart, and kidney Recipe

# 1 Iraqi Bread (Samoon)

July 4, 2019

Total: Two Hours

Prep:  One and a half hour

Cook: 30 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

Level: Intermediate

Cost: $2.49 Purchase on the Online Store

Baghdadi Fish Makluba– Upside-Down Rice and Fish Meal

I called this dish as Baghdadi Fish Maqluba, I have watched my mom cook this dish it was heavenly delicious I have not seen or heard anyone cook Fish Maqluba except my mother. This is a unique dish in taste, flavor, and technique. My Mom and Dad loved Fish so much, they would literally eat it during breakfast, lunch, and dinner with no problem.  The main ingredients in this dish are the fish and rice. The Fish Maqluba is served with fish, rice, potatoes, egg...

June 30, 2019

The Iraqi cuisine consists of a variety of Marqat (Stew) dishes daily especially at lunchtime. Most popular dishes during lunch times are some type of Marqat or a stew, rice, chicken or lamb or beef or fish, salad, yogurt, and watermelon. These ingredients must have on the lunch table almost every day. In the Iraqi home lunch is the biggest meal of the day, which is around 2 or 3 pm.  (Check out the website of different type of Marqat or stew recipes).   

This is a simple, easy and fast recipe to cook and to enjoy.  You can add any of your favorite meats in it, it can be ground beef, cubed beef or cubed lamp or even cubed chicken breast. Y...

June 25, 2019

This is a simple, quick and very easy dish to make and can be completed in about 45 minutes start to finish. If you are vegetarian you can remove the ground beef and it will be a perfect veg dish, it is full of different kind of vegetable, spices, and flavor. I usually cook this dish when I am busy, and I just want to put a meal together for the family. Marqat Baytinijan (Eggplant stew) is a traditional Iraqi dish is cooked in many Iraqi homes, also it is eaten with basmati rice and salad. It can be used as a dip with pita bread. I certainly love this dish, it is very healthy to eat, it can be cooked ahead of time placed in a refrigerator and just...

June 18, 2019

This is the most delicious recipe ever, I love the yogurt sauce with any kind of food it gives it a tangy flavor that I enjoy very much. Yogurt is a very common and popular ingredient in the Iraqi homes, it is usually on the dinner table almost every day. They mix the yogurt with rice or made in a salad, dip or cooked as a sauce with kubba, meat, and chicken, or made as a drink. Yogurt is mixed and made with so many dishes, it is loved by the Iraqi people and a very popular ingredient in the Middle East as well. During all my childhood years, I have always seen yogurt on the dinner table as just plain yogurt or in different types of dishes.


April 30, 2019

Mahshi Malfouf (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls) 3 Ways to Plate this Dish.

Mahshi Malfouf (Stuffed cabbage) is a very popular dish around the world, Central, Northern, Eastern Europe, West Asia, Northern China, as well as the Middle East. The most popular way to cook the Malfouf is by having rice and meat as the stuffing for the cabbage then adding tomato-based sauces on the top of the stuffed cabbage, it can be cooked in a pot on top of a stove or baked in an oven. I have changed this recipe to make it my special recipe different than it usually made. Also, you can serve this recipe in 3 different ways. The first way to serve this recipe is by placing one c...

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