Shakshouka and Zalabya (زلابيه).


Hello everybody.

Sunny warm Friday, we even had our morning coffee outside.

Lunch time came with no clue what to do, just made dough for zalabya then started to think. End result was a big Shakshouka with lots of spicy sausages,very delicious and gone in minutes.

ingredients and method of shakshuka:

* 1 large thinly sliced onion.

* 4 cloves of garlic ( used my new mortar to crush them)

* 1 can or 5 big diced tomatoes.

* some fresh sausages (optional).

* chili powder,salt and pepper.

* some chopped parsley (optional)

* 4-5 eggs.

* olive oil.

* saute onions and garlic in hot olive oil till tender.

* chop sausages and add  them.

* add the tomatoes,salt,pepper and chili then leave to simmer till done.

* crack the eggs on top and cover .

* leave over low heat till eggs are done the way you like them.

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Zalabya was awesome as well,though takes time while frying but worth it.

ingredients and method of zalabya or fried arabic crepes:

*5 cups flour (  I mixed 3 white and 2 whole wheat)

* 1 tablespoon aniseed powder.

* 1 tablespoon fennel powder.

* 2-3 tablespoons sesame seeds.

* 2-3 tablespoons black seeds.

* 1 tablespoon instant yeast dissolved with some sugar and lukewarm water.

* 1/2 cup sugar.

* enough water to knead the dough.


* Mix all ingredients and knead well till you get a kind of soft dough.

* leave to rest and rise then form equal small balls and leave to rest for 30-40 minutes.

* heat oil very well then spread each ball to a thin round flat bread .

* remove carefully and fry till golden.

* sprinkle with icing sugar or honey before serving.


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Extremely Spicy Chicken Wings.

Hello everybody.

Had no clue what to cook though we do have some leftovers but not much.

Went out for some shopping for tomorrow’s lunch at Mom’s,idea struck me when I saw the neat clean wings in chicken fridge, Rania’s wings recipe, she posted them few weeks ago so it’s a good day to try them specially that they’re my youngest favorite and I got some sausages and sauteed them with onions, garlic and olive oil.
Ah almost forgot, did some carrot soup on the side, good in this cold day.

Wings recipe is very easy, here’s its steps :

# marinate wings in lemon and spices.
# dust them all over with equal amounts of flour and semolina.
# keep in freezer for 30 minutes.
# deep fry afterwards.
# melt 3/4 cup of butter with one Tabasco bottle and /or BBQ sauce then dip wings when done in the sauce till all covered.

That’s it,fatty and rich as Zaid loves them but definitely delicious.


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Double Meat Pasta.( معكرونه بالسجق والدجاج)

Hello everybody.

Grocery shopping today, had to think of something quick to make  cause boys were hungry and I had no time so I bought stuff for this recipe my cousin made yesterday , it was absolutely delicious, so from now on it’s Manal’s Pasta.

This dish is suitable for meat lovers cause it contains both beef sausages and chicken with lots of garlic,a rich tasty combination.Of course you can use one kind alone up to you but both together are very homogeneous <3


Ingredients and method:

* 1 cup chopped sausages.

* 2 pieces chopped chicken breasts.

* 4-5 cloves of garlic.

* 1 bunch finely chopped fresh coriander.

* 1 pack or bottle pasta sauce.

* 1 pack (500 ml) fresh cream.

* pasta of any shape.

* salt,pepper and chili powder.

* grated Mozzarella cheese.


* saute sausages in olive oil till tender and brown in color.

* add chicken, salt,pepper and chili and saute alongside till almost done.

* add garlic and saute with them.

* add salt,pepper,chili and some garlic powder if you want a stronger garlicky taste.

* add the tomato sauce over all meat mix.

* add the cream,stir and mix till bubbly.

* add the boiled pasta and mix well.

* cover and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.

* add cheese on top and roast in the oven till golden.


Thank you dear Manal for the easy solution,I’m sure many housewives will consider this one frequently.




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