Ingredient: vegetable oil

Assyrian Holiday Cookies (Kileche/Kleicha)

Assyrian Holiday Cookies (Kileche/Kleicha)

Although I call these “Assyrian Holiday cookies,” the truth is they are very popular in the Middle East. In fact, they are Iraq’s national cookie; specifically the date filled ones.

Kubba Hamouth (Meat Dumpling Soup)

Kubba Hamouth (Meat Dumpling Soup)

Kubba Hamouth is my favorite Assyrian soup. “Kubba” is the name of the meat-stuffed “dumplings,” while “Hamouth” means “sour.” Kubba comes in many forms, shapes, and sizes. It’s also prepared in many ways.

Assyrian Vermicelli Rice

Assyrian Vermicelli Rice

Rice, a staple in the Assyrian diet, is served as a side to most meals. Whether it’s present alongside stew or kababs, or as the main meal, as in Biryani, somehow we manage to sneak it into the menu.

Persimmon-Pumpkin Bars

Persimmon-Pumpkin Bars

With Thanksgiving being right around the corner, these persimmon-pumpkin bars would fit perfectly into your Thanksgiving menu. You can easily make them a few days in advance, giving you one less thing to bake on Thanksgiving day.

Masgouf / Iraqi Grilled Fish

Masgouf / Iraqi Grilled Fish

Many consider masgouf to be the national dish of Iraq. Assyrians are not known for their seafood dishes. As a matter of fact, masgouf was the only fish dish my mom ever cooked.

Beni’s Biryani

Beni’s Biryani

Yesterday was Biryani day at my sister, Beni’s house. I’m currently visiting her in Chicago. We have spent the last two weeks primarily cooking and eating! My brother was stopping by for a visit and requested we make biryani.

CABBAGE ROLLS (DOLMA’T CHALAMA)

CABBAGE ROLLS (DOLMA’T CHALAMA)

Cabbage Dolma is one of those Assyrian dishes that everyone loves. It also happens to be my daughter’s favorite.


Join Mailing List
Get notified when a new recipe is posted!
We respect your privacy.