Iraqi Recipes and Lifestyle

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 the...

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...

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...

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 ingredients in the Iraqi homes, it is usually on the dinner table almost every day. They mix th...

February 26, 2019

Shawarma is originally made of lamb, then by having the different type of meat started to reshape the shawarma by having chicken, turkey, and beef. It is usually cut in thin slices then they stack it in a cone-like shape on a vertical rotisserie. Chicken Shawarmas is s...

December 30, 2018

Baytinijan Maqley is fried eggplants, it is usually added to many of the Iraqi sandwiches, which truly can add an extra kick to the sandwiches and more enticing taste and flavor. In this recipe I have made fresh homemade Iraqi bread samoon (the recipe on the website) w...

December 13, 2018

I love squash, there are summer and winter squash, there are so many different varieties of squash they differ in shape, size, and color. Their colors are so bright, cheerful and beautiful. Squash are sweet in taste, they are moist, they have creamy yellow flesh, and t...

December 11, 2018

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I called this dish as Baghdadi Maqluba, it is diff...

December 2, 2018

I love this recipe, it is so tasty and easy to make, but take time due to the rise of the dough otherwise, it is very simple and easy recipe to make. Lahm b-Ajeen can be eaten at any time of the day, it is easy breakfast to go, for lunch and dinner, a snack or even as...

November 21, 2018

Tahina sauce can be used with any of your favorite sandwiches (Chicken tikka, falafel, Gyros, Kabab and shawarma) it can be used for salad dressing, as a dip, it is added to hummus recipe to make hummus dish (check the recipe on this website) and it can be added to bab...

November 2, 2018

“You Can Change the World”, “Yes You Can Change the World” these words have echoed in my mind and inspired me as I heard it from the professor of an entrepreneurship class at Rutgers University. As he started to lecture and began with a loud voice and said “you can cha...

October 29, 2018

Makdous is stuffed small size eggplants soaked in olive oil, it is part of Middle Eastern cuisine (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Iraq). These eggplants usually tiny, tangy and stuffed with walnuts (like to use peanuts if I do not have walnuts), red pepper, garlic,...

October 16, 2018

I have two teenage girls a 13 and 15 years old and they continuously inviting their friends over to play and watch movies together, to make their stay more entertaining of course I must make something appetizing for these teenage girls to eat.  They can be very picky e...

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