Arabic Sweet Rice |Muhammar

Muhammar_Sweet RiceMuhammar is a popular rice dish within the gulf and usually eaten with grilled or fried fish. Caramelized sugar syrup gives the rice its colour and sweetness and is a favorite with my in-laws and hubby. During Ramadan they sometimes like to serve Muhammar with fish at the meal (Ghabga) before fasting begins. Continue reading

Easy Pistachio Kulfi Ice Cream

Kulfi Ice Cream-6680It’s been ages since I’ve had Kulfi and had almost forgotten how delicious this very popular Indian ice cream is. The first time I tasted Kulfi was in Mumbai many years ago and I remember at the time thinking… this has to be one of the most delicious ice creams on the planet. Also, I am sure it was made the traditional way, by cooking milk for hours over low heat until reduced before freezing. Continue reading

Green Beans and Freekeh Salad with Tahini Sauce

Green Beans and Freekeh Salad with Tahini SauceFreekeh (pronounced freak-uh) is a healthy whole grain food and is young green wheat that goes through a process of roasting, is then cracked or left whole. Really love the smokey flavor and nutty texture of freekeh and like other grains, perfect in salads. Freekeh is high in fiber, protein and iron and has become another favorite in our kitchen and we love this salad of green beans and freekeh with tahini.

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