Assyrian

Stuffed Dates (Easy Four-Ingredient Recipe)

Stuffed Dates (Easy Four-Ingredient Recipe)

If you love dates, you’re in luck! I’m about to share with you everything you need to know about my Easy Four-Ingredient Stuffed Dates recipe! Can you think of any fruit that is more Middle Eastern in origin than dates? Dates have been cultivated in […]

Middle Eastern Salad (Zalata)

Middle Eastern Salad (Zalata)

So we’re into the second week of January, and I don’t know about you, but I’m still doing my best to eat healthier. As promised, I’m focusing on healthier recipes this month. Which brings us to the topic of this post, Middle Eastern salad. The […]

Kadeh Recipe (Assyrian Roux-Filled Pastry)

Kadeh Recipe (Assyrian Roux-Filled Pastry)

This is one of those posts where if you’re Assyrian you’re probably thinking “yes, finally!” But if you’re not, you are asking yourself, “what is this “kadeh recipe” you speak of?  Well, let’s just say that this is an Assyrian savory pastry that’s traditionally baked […]

Kileche Recipe (Assyrian Holiday Cookies)

Kileche Recipe (Assyrian Holiday Cookies)

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.

Turkish Coffee Recipe

Turkish Coffee Recipe

I’d like to clear up the title of this post (Turkish Coffee recipe) right off the bat. As you might have read in my previous posts, certain Middle Eastern recipes are claimed by different regions. Although technically the same, some of these recipes are known […]

Easy Clotted Cream Recipe (Gemar)

Easy Clotted Cream Recipe (Gemar)

Let me start off by saying that I strongly feel the word “clotted” should never be used to describe a food item. That being said, this easy clotted cream recipe is the Middle Eastern equivalent, known as “gemar,” “gamar,” or “gaymer.” For the purposes of […]

Assyrian Meatball Soup (Chipteh)

Assyrian Meatball Soup (Chipteh)

Sometimes I share recipes that are a little too “ethnic” for the average person. Or perhaps, they have ingredients that are not easy to come by. Luckily, this isn’t one of those recipes. Most people have had some version of meatball soup. This just happens […]

Okra Stew with Lamb or Beef (Bamya)

Okra Stew with Lamb or Beef (Bamya)

Of all the Assyrian stews, and there are many, okra stew is my favorite. Known as “Ladies’ fingers,” okra is the edible seed pod of the flowering okra plant. Assyrians call okra, “bomya” or “bamiyeh.” As a matter of fact, okra is known as “bamya” throughout […]

Makloubi (Upside-down Rice)

Makloubi (Upside-down Rice)

I’m sure you’ve heard of upside-down pineapple cake, but have you heard of upside-down rice before? If not, I’m here to tell you all about it! This upside-down cake is known by many names, including: “makloubi,” “maklouba,” and “maglouba.” Makloubi is definitely not a beginner […]

Lebanese Fattoush Salad Recipe

Lebanese Fattoush Salad Recipe

I’ve spent the past two weeks visiting family in Chicago. One of the things I love about being in Chicago is getting to spend time in the kitchen with my sisters, and niece, Ninva. Since blogging must go on, I asked my sister, Beni, if […]

Bourak (Assyrian Egg Rolls)  Recipe

Bourak (Assyrian Egg Rolls) Recipe

Bourak, are referred to as Assyrian, or Middle Eastern egg rolls. These spicy, cigar-shaped appetizers are usually served as “mezze.”

Flaky Middle Eastern Baklava

Flaky Middle Eastern Baklava

Finally, it’s happened! After blogging for almost a year, I’ve reached my 100th blog post! I started Hilda’s Kitchen Blog back in July of 2017. Since this is a special post, I thought I’d share an extra special recipe; my Middle Eastern baklava recipe.

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

Now that Summer is upon us, I find myself not being very hungry. Or maybe it’s just too hot to be cooped up in the kitchen cooking, so I convince myself that I’m not that hungry?

Creamy Yogurt And Herb Soup (Booshala)

Creamy Yogurt And Herb Soup (Booshala)

Booshala is the Assyrian equivalent to chicken soup. It is believed that this nutritious yogurt soup can relieve cold and flu symptoms, and quicken recovery. In fact, I recall mom making this soup anytime one of us was sick. She made it the way I […]

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies (Shakar Lama)

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies (Shakar Lama)

Cardamom is easily my favorite spice. It also happens to be very prominent in these cardamom shortbread cookies. I guess that explains why they are my all-time favorite cookie!

Healthy Bulgur Pilaf Recipe  ( Assyrian Pirda )

Healthy Bulgur Pilaf Recipe ( Assyrian Pirda )

Stop the presses! Today I’m sharing a recipe for a grain that’s healthier than rice, and has a delicious nutty flavor! That grain is called “bulgur.” Bulgur is not a commonly used word in the English language. I guess for a good reason, since it is Turkish in origin.