Palestinian Musakhan


Musakhan is a popular Palestinian dish with warm bread that is soaked with olive oil, chicken, onions and spices. I have never liked a lot of onions in my food, but in this one, it’s a must and does not bother me at all. Use a top quality olive for the best taste. Typically this recipe is made with taboon bread which is also called laffa bread. This bread is thicker than pita and what is used in Palestine.

However, since I cannot get this bread I just used pita, but I suppose tamees would be a better substitute since… Continue reading

Egyptian Moussaka


This month the MENA Cooking Club‘s country was Egypt. Our lovely host was Amira from Arabian Mama who just so happens to be Egyptian so I knew we would get some great recipes. I went with the main dish option which was moussaka since it’s already a family favorite. Here in Saudi this dish is always made and usually served as a side sometimes with the meat and other times without. Actually a lot of Saudis make Egyptian dishes and they are pretty much as traditional here as they are in their own country.

Some people add Bechamel sauce… Continue reading

Asabe’ Zainab


Eid Mubarak Friends. I hope that each one of you are enjoying your Eid holiday and have a blessed one at that. Asabe’ Zainab translates to Zaiab’s fingers in Arabic and are a popular dessert made in the Gulf during Ramadan and Eid. The rest of the Arab countries also have a sweet named this, but they are not the same. This is a lot like some sort of doughnut. The pieces of dough are lightly fried and then sprinkled with sugar and then served with Saudi Qahwa or tea.

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cups whole wheat flour… Continue reading

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