Savory Chatti Pathiri (Atti Pathiri/Atti Pathal)

Here is another famous and delicious Malabar snack – Chatti Pathiri/Atti pathal/Atti pathiri. This yummy snack hold its place on Iftar table and other festival parties or simply as evening snacks. This Malabar delicacy made in both Sweet  and savory versions.  By its look, chatti pathiri is very similar to Italian Lasagna. Crepes are  layered…

Lahmacun / Lahmajoon

Lahmacun/Lahmajun is a thin round crust topped with spiced minced meat masala and baked to the perfection. This is also known as “Turkish Pizza”. It’s a very popular turkish/Armenian/Middle Eastern dish. One of our favorite menu item in turkish restaurant here in Tashkent. While ordering food, we never used to think twice to order this…

Luqaimat (Middle Eastern Sweet Dumplings)

Luqaimat is one of the yummiest and my all time favorite middle eastern sweet snack. These sweet dumplings are very easy to prepare as well. If you had this yummy snack once in your life time, you would probably have craved for it again. Or if you have never had luqaimat, I suggest you must…

Baked Erachi Ada (Malabar style Meat Pockets)

Erachi ada/Irachi Ada is one of the popular and tasty crescent-shaped Malabar snack. Which is prepared during Iftar and also as evening snack. Without Erachi Ada and Kayi Ada/Unna Kaya (Stuffed Plantain-Fried) our snack platter won’t complete. Whether it is for Iftar or tea time party or anything. Traditionally beef is used to make Erachi…

Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert)

Umm Ali/Omm Ali is a delectable and an age-old middle eastern dessert which gets creaminess from the milk & cream and crunchiness from the nuts used in it. This scrumpitious dessert is an absolute bliss. The perfect and soothing sweet dish for your Iftar too. The arabic word “Umm Ali” literally means “Ali’s mother”. Sounds funny right?!…

Baked Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Falafel  is a middle eastern vegetarian snack made with soaked chickpeas. If you were some where in middle east, you probably would have tasted this tasty snack. Usually it used to be served as sandwich in pita bread. Which is also very tasty with some garlic sauce/tahini sauce or even with ketchup. In UAE near…

Almond Muhallabia (Middle Eastern Ground rice & Almond Pudding)

This is one of the easiest and yummiest middle eastern dessert, which can be prepared for Iftar. After a long day of fasting,this mildly sweet and delicate dessert gives so much comfort. We always prefer to have one sweet dish for Iftar – because which gives burst of energy to move on for further prayers…

Warka – Home made pastry leaves (Moroccan Phyllo Dough)

First of all, Ramadan Kareem to all my lovely readers. Blessed month is already here after a long wait. Today is second day of Ramadan here in Tashkent and alhamdulillah yesterday it went really well. For those who doesn’t know what is this month all about –  Ramadan is the 9th month of Islamic calendar…