Habek Tea



When I first came to Saudi I was offered tea by my mother in law. It was a new taste that I had never had before and I absolutely loved it. Later that evening before we left she handed me a large box filled with a dried herb and explained that it was habek and how I would go about making the tea myself at home. Habek is the Saudis favorite way to serve tea, and if you have had the pleasure of trying it then you know why.

Throughout the Warm months you will find fresh habek in all… Continue reading

Saudi Shakshuka


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium tomatoes, diced (or half some baby tomatoes about 5)
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 small white onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
4 eggs

1. In a 9-inch non-stick skillet on medium heat, add olive oil, onions and garlic. Heat until onions are tender. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and cumin. Mix well, cook until thickens about 1 minute. Break 4 eggs over the mixture, cover and let cook on medium heat until eggs are cooked, about 5 minutes. Gently, slide shakshuka onto a plate or mix up with… Continue reading

Stuffed Grape Leaves with Rice


Since I have started this site I get so many emails asking me why I do not have any recipes for grape leaves. I mean it is one of the biggest Arabic recipes out there after all. There are a lot of versions of grape leaves and this is one of the Saudi ways to make them. The other contains ground beef and I will try to get it up here sometime in the future. If you’re not exactly sure how to roll or arrange these in the pan then you should check out YouTube and you will have it… Continue reading

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