Traditional Yemeni

Tonight we had dinner at this traditional Yemeni restaurant named Al Athariyah and it was amazing. I have to say I liked it a lot more than Najd village. The place was extremely clean and the food was nothing less than amazing. We were even brought our kabobs on grills which is a winner for sure in my book. You can see several Arabian antiques and pictures all over the mud style house. The sink even has pouring dullahs to wash your hands in. Saudi food and Yemeni food are almost alike. Most Saudi food came from Yemen anyway so… Continue reading

Chicken Makhtoum

The cream base sauce for this recipe is really delectable and I would imagine that it would taste just as great on seafood and meat as well. You can really use any chicken pieces that are your favorite for this recipe.

1 whole chicken, cut up
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 cup yogurt
2 tomatoes, quartered
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon Arabic spice mix

1. In a food processor add onion, yogurt, tomatoes, salt, tomato paste and Arabic spice mix. Mix until well blended.

2. In a 9-inch saute-pan on medium-high heat… Continue reading

Fatout Bread

This soft and rich bread aims to please and when you open it you will be lured by its many layers. This is perfect alongside any meal or just as a snack with your favorite dip at any time of the day.

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1 cup water + 2 tablespoons warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon yeast
Pinch of sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds

1. In a small bowl add 2 tablespoons of warm water, yeast and sugar. Lightly stir and allow to sit for 5 minutes until bubbles appear. In the meantime,… Continue reading

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