Chicken with some good Indian flavors from a beginner

     I have never met anybody yet who is not in love with Indian food. The spices, the sauces and the naan, how can you go wrong with that?! There are quite few dishes that remind me of the Egyptian cuisine specially any meat with sauces, the bread, the fried veggies and samosa. However, curry…

Baked Salmon with Egyptian marination

Salmon as it is known here in USA, it is not that common or even existing with that form and color in Egypt. I have never eaten or seen that type of Salmon in Egypt, however since I came to USA, it has become one of my most favorite type of fish. It is so…

Egyptian baladi bread recipe…finally, after many failures!

I almost hugged that piece of bread when I saw it rising correctly and looking like the Egyptian baladi bread. It was such an excitement as if I won a lottery even when I never play it anyway. OK, maybe that is a bit of exaggeration but you have no idea how many times I followed recipes, videos…

Egyptian kamounia recipe

Kamounia  is surprisingly not cooked that often in many Egyptian homes. It is basically beef stew with cumin and Egyptian tomato sauce. I noticed that there is a Tunisian kamounia as well that is very traditional in Tunisia. The only difference between the Tunisian and the Egyptian version is the usage of harisa and bell peppers…

Chicken piccata with a little twist

Piccata is one of my favorite dishes at many restaurants specially CheeseCake Factory. However, this recipe is bit different since it uses Mediterranean marination and spices. Its sauce is not that white and creamy but it is more yellowish from the turmeric. My husband and kids loved that dish so much! It is bit heavy…

Egyptian okra stew, the bamya recipe

Bamya is a very traditional Egyptian dish but it is still very common in all Arab countries. It is usually cooked with lamb, however I am not a big fan of lamb (despite of being middle eastern) so I usually cook it with beef instead. If you are a vegetarian, you can still follow the…

Egyptian recipe of baked tilapia

This dish is so easy to put together. It is very healthy and tasty. You can also used the same marination and the way of cooking it for any other type of fish fillets. I can get this fish on the table ready in less than 30 minutes. Enjoy! Ingredients 4 pieces of Tilapia fillets…

Egyptian chicken a la grecque sandwich

There are different recipes and ways to make chicken a la grecque. This recipe is meant to make the chicken a la grecque as a sandwich unlike the common way to cook it. However, as a healthier alternative, you can still eat it without the bread and it will be super delicious. This sandwich is not…

Egyptian cookies with Qatayef stuffing

This recipe was done by absolute coincidence while the kids and I were trying to make some cookies for school. The end result was such a surprise, the cookies tasted exactly like Qatayef. If you are not familiar with Qatayef, it is a middle eastern dessert that is usually eaten around the month of Ramadan….

Fateyr sabanekh or spinach pastry

I was first introduced to the spinach fatayer by my Palestinian friend, she makes one of the best spinach fatayer ever. The spinach fatayer is basically a certain type of dough that is stuffed with cooked spinach, onions, sumac and lime juice. It is really delicious! You could also add some chili peppers to give it a…