Showing posts with label Lebanese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lebanese. Show all posts

June 15, 2018

LEBANESE AVOCADO CAULIFLOWER

Ingredients:
Cauliflower-1
Garlic clove-1
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1/2 cup
Tahini paste- 1 cup
Avocado- 2
Roasted pine nuts- 1/2 cup
Chopped parsley- 1/2 cup

Method:

  • Steam or boil whole cauliflower in large saucepan till tender.
  • Blend garlic, salt, and lemon juice until smooth puree.
  • Then add tahini paste,chopped avocados and enough water to make a thick sauce.
  • Gently warm the sauce in a saucepan until hot and pour over whole hot cauliflower placed on a serving platter.
  • Garnish with roasted pine nuts and chopped parsley.

December 11, 2017

BAMIAH -OKRA WITH TOMATOES

Ingredients:
Onions - 2 (sliced)
Okra - 150 gms (top and tailed)
Tomatoes - 4 (par boiled, peeled, deseeded and pureed) -  1 cup
Tomatoes - 1 bowl (chopped)
garlic - 4 tsp (chopped)
Cumin powder- 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil - 4 ttbsp
Olive oil - 1/2 cup
Coriander for garnish

Method:

  • Heat the olive oil and shallow fry the whole okra for 7-8 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  • Add salt and cumin powder.
  • Fry the garlic and onions in the same with the oil for the okra fried.
  • When slightly coloured, add the tomatoes and tomato puree.
  • Stir and season with salt. Stir in the okra.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature as a starter, garnished with coriander.


October 17, 2017

FATAYIR - CRISPY SPINACH PARCELS

Ingredients:
Refined flour - 500 gms
Butter - 125 gms
Water

Filling:
Spinach - 250 gms (blanched and finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Onion -1 (chopped)
Pinenuts - 50 gms
Sumac - 2 tsp (optional)
(a middle east spice)
Olive oil - 2 tbsp

Method:

  • Melt the butter, add to the flour and knead using enough water to make soft dough.
  • For the stuffing - Saute onions and pinenuts in olive oil. Add spinach and sumak powder.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Roll the dough into thin sheets, cut in circles measuring approximately 4" in diameter.
  • Place a small amount of stuffing into the centre.
  • Fold over to form a semi-circle and close the edges.
  • Deep fry till golden brown.


June 23, 2016

FALAFEL

Ingredients:
Broad bean flour - 3/4 glass
Chickpea flour - 1/2 glass
Salt - 1 tsp
Pepper -  little
Red chilli powder - little
Flour - 1/2 glass
Olive oil - 1 glass

Method:

  • Mix together the flours, salt, pepper and chilli powder.
  • Add just enough water to make stiff dough.
  • Make small balls and deep fry in hot oil until brown.
  • Remove them and put them on absorbent paper.
  • Serve with radish, onion, tomato slices.

June 01, 2015

LABNA

Ingredients:
Thick fresh yoghurt - 1 kg
Garlic cloves - 2 (peeled)
Fresh mint - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Cucumbers - 2 (peeled and sliced)
Salt and pepper to taste

For garnishing:
Mint leaves 
Chilli powder

Method:

  • Pour yoghurt in a muslin cloth. Tie edges of the cloth together and hang this bag overnight so that all the water from yoghurt drains out.
  • Place the mint and garlic together in a salad bowl and crush adding little salt.
  • Now mix all the ingredients in a bowl, mix well and then chill it.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and a dash of red chilli powder before serving.-



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