Arabic Pickles

Arabic pickles are served with every meal throughout the Middle East. You can buy pre-made ones for next to nothing but making your own at home is simple and taste much better. You can pretty much pickle any vegetable that you would like. Some common ones here in Saudi are cucumbers, carrots and cauliflower. I am personally not a big fan of cauliflower so I made a mix of carrot and cucumber sticks. I absolutely love Arabic pickles in my chicken sharwarma. This recipe is very versatile and you can do exactly what you need for the size of… Continue reading

Saudi Foul

Foul and tamees are truly a Saudi favorite and one of my personal favorite meals. Saudis usually eat this meal late, but sometimes it can bought for breakfast. Notice I say bought and not made because, well Saudis never make it. You can find it everywhere and it’s practically free. My husband and I prefer the foul made at certain places and everyone seems to also have their favorite spots. The picture above is tames and foul from our favorite hole in the wall place. We love foul with lots of stuff on top; this is what we always get.… Continue reading

Al Zalabiyah

Al Zalabiyah is a popular gulf favorite
especially during Ramadan. This sugary sweet is served with Arabic coffee. Many
people add a few drops of food color to obtain a bright color. Red, orange and
yellow are the traditional colors used. Fresh saffron can be used to obtain a
natural golden color. 
 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon yeast
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 cups + 2 tablespoons warm water
Pinch saffron
3 tablespoons rose water
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
Sunflower oil for frying
2 cups sugar syrup
In a small
bowl add… Continue reading

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