Egyptian Fattah: Meat, rice, crispy bread and garlicy tomato sauce

Egyptian Fattah is a classic dish from the beginning of time. It is very ancient and many arabic movies highlight this dish in big feasts, weddings and any other big events that occur in villages and old Egypt. It has it all in one dish: meat, rice, bread and tomatoes. Egyptian dish is also known to…

Beef Piccata Recipe

I noticed that chicken piccata is very common in USA. However, in Egypt, when piccata is referred to, it is usually beef. Beef piccata is always there in the Egyptian wedding buffets. Whenever I am invited to an Egyptian wedding, I wander around till I land in front of the beef piccata. I like the beef…

Egyptian Kabab Hala: Beef stew with potatoes

Kabab el hala means in english pot kabob. It is small pieces of beef cooked in its own broth with onions and garlic. Some people add mushrooms but the old traditional way is to add potatoes. Some people cook it in tomato sauce but I call this something else as in Kamounia. It is also very…

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…

Egyptian Hawawshi…my favorite was from a butcher shop

Egyptian Hawawshi is a very famous traditional Egyptian street food. However, it is prepared in Egyptian homes as well. The quality of the meat for the ones that are made at home is much better, but there is still something special about the ones made outside. Hawawshi is basically some type of dough or Egyptian…

Kabab w Kofta or what is known as Kabob and Lula here…

I do not know why it is spelled like that or as Kebab, in Egypt, we pronounce it as if it is spelled like Kabab. This is one of the best dishes ever. The interesting fact that there is not a single Egyptian house that I know of who cook that dish at home. We…

Using milanesa cut to make Egyptian beef shawarma at home

If you have not tried Shawarma before, you are really missing a lot! There are some places in USA where they make it. But, it is always missing the juiciness that you find in the shawarma wraps or sandwiches off the Egyptian streets. You take a bit into a wrap or even a bun of shawarma,…