Tag: Assyrian Recipes

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.

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.

Pickled Turnips

Pickled Turnips

You might be asking yourself, “pickled turnips? What exactly is a turnip?” Well, for one thing, it’s a root vegetable, and belongs to the Brassicaceae family.

Galaktoboureko

Galaktoboureko

The greeks call this dessert Galaktoboureko, in the Middle East it’s known as Kahi. No matter what the name, you’ll call it delicious. Seriously, how can you go wrong with fillo dough layered with butter and filled with custard?

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.

MIDDLE EASTERN ZA’ATAR SPICE BLEND

MIDDLE EASTERN ZA’ATAR SPICE BLEND

Za’atar is a delicious blend of sesame seeds, sumac and herbs. It is used widely in the Middle East to enhance the flavor of a  variety of dishes. Za’atar is most commonly mixed with olive oil and spread on flat bread, but that’s only the beginning to the endless possibilities!

Creamy Yogurt and Purslane Dip (Poorpookheena B’Mesta ooh Tooyma)

Creamy Yogurt and Purslane Dip (Poorpookheena B’Mesta ooh Tooyma)

What’s healthier than spinach and makes this dip extra special? PURSLANE! You might be asking yourself, “what the heck is purslane?” Well, I’m glad you asked! Purslane is an edible succulent that has a slightly sour taste. It can be eaten as is, steamed, or fried.

Juicy Shish Kabobs

Juicy Shish Kabobs

Whether you call them kebabs, or kabobs, there is no denying how tasty they are! I mean, who could resist these juicy, meat morsels fresh off the grill? Vegetarians, that’s who… but let’s not dwell on that detail now.


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