This is our main dish today, it’s supposed to be done on the grill when bbq-ing but I always do it this way and tastes as good , well frankly grilled on charcoal are much more delicious but these are just fine !!!
The exact translation to the arabic name .( عرايس ) is brides ( plural of bride!!!!!!) I really don’t know the reason of the name ..if anybody knows, please do inform me!!!
Ingredients and method:
* minced veal or beef.
* 1 small finely chopped or grated onion.
* 1-2 grated garlic (optional)
* 1 large ripe grated tomato.
* 2-3 tablespoons soaked burghul.
* finely chopped hot pepper.
* salt, pepper and tabasco.
* small pitta breads or big cut to halves.
* mix all ingredients well together.
* fill each pitta with a spoonful of the mixture.
* brush them with olive oil and bake in a medium heated oven till golden and crispy.
* serve with yoghurt and hummus or salad.
As I said yesterday no cooking today!!!!!
Yesterday my hubby went to Ghor and brought a big bunch of fresh parsley. So lovely and green calling for a tabouleh.♡♥
Remember I once made it but with spinach, same ingredients except you use parsley instead of spinach. Chopped onions, tomatoes, salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil and of course soaked burghul.
chicken with noodles and spinach tabouleh .
Tabouleh is a famous traditional dish in many Middle Eastern countries,homemade or in restaurants it’s always a favorite dish as appetizer or alone.
I sent a message to my lovely friends on Whatsapp, whoever is free come for tabouleh and coffee..unfortunately only three of them could come on such short notice. It was such a lovely sudden gathering ♡♥♡♥.
Today is no meat or chicken day….I made mujaddara..
..It’s a traditional middle eastern dish…made from lentils and rice or burghul.
it’s served with basic old fashion salad…which means it contains onions, tomatoes, dried mint.lemon juice.salt and a drizzle of olive oil.
Recipe for Mujaddara:
1 cup brown lentil.
1 cup rice or coarse burghul.
1 cube chicken stock.
1 or 2 large onions
Boil the lentils in water with 1 small spoon cumin powder till tender.
Wash the rice or burghul add them to the lentils, with the maggi cube, 1tsp of each,, salt, black pepper, mixed spices…and 2 large spoons olive oil.
Add water to the mixture ( almost 2 and 1/4 cup)…let it boil then lower the heat till rice is cooked.
Chopp the onions to thin slices and fry in olive oil till crispy…and serve them with the mujaddara…
This is a very nutritious dish,, a good source of protein and iron.
Some people love to eat it with yoghurt as well.
And the evening is completed with simple strawberry cake with syrup and minted tea at our lovely friend Ruba’s house.