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How to make Kafta and Potato Stew

Kafta and potato stew is a classic Lebanese recipe. It contains flavors and essential nutrients to improve your health and satisfy your taste buds. You can cook the Kafta patties with potatoes and tomatoes and serve them to your family, children, or friends. Here is the list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions. Read on!


  • Two large or medium-sized potatoes
  • One small onion
    • Make sure it is peeled and sliced
  • Two large vine tomatoes
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
    • We recommend extra virgin olive oil
  • Toasted almonds for topping
  • Preparing Kafta patties requires the following ingredients
    • 5 pounds of ground beef
    • One small, cubed onion
    • One cup of parsley
    • One teaspoon of black pepper
    • ¾ teaspoon of salt
  • Making the sauce requires the following ingredients
    • One 14-ounce tomato sauce
    • Two to three cups of water
    • One tablespoon of dry mint
    • ¾ teaspoon of black pepper
    • ¾ teaspoon of salt


  1. Start the process by peeling, washing, and slicing the potatoes
  2. Next, peel and slice the onions and tomatoes
  3. Set aside these ingredients for the stew later
  4. Add one small-cubed onion to the food processor
  5. The purpose is to make the patties
  6. Pulse the onion for a few minutes
  7. Add the parsley and pulse again
  8. Add chopped onions and parsley to the bowl
  9. Add ground beef, pepper, and salt
  10. Now, mix these ingredients well
  11. Create the patties in oval shapes or anything you prefer
  12. Set on the sheet pan and add two tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet
  13. Fry the patties and make sure each side is golden brown
  14. Once cooked, assemble the Kafta stew and add tomatoes, onions, and potatoes
  15. Add the Kafta sauce ingredients to the bowl
  16. Whisk the ingredients for proper mixing
  17. Once mixed, pour the ingredients over the Kafta stew
  18. Bring the stew to boil and decrease the heat to medium-low
  19. Cook for 40-45 minutes to make the potatoes softer
  20. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes
  21. Serve the dish with vermicelli rice
  22. You can garnish it with toasted almonds or chopped parsley
  23. Enjoy the delicious Kafta and potatoes stew

How to Make Bulgur Pilaf

Although bulgur pilaf is a Turkish dish, it is famous in the Middle East. Bulgur pilaf is a simple dish and requires fewer ingredients. In addition, it has become a staple of Middle Eastern dinner tables.

Every household loves consuming bulgur pilar because it is delicious and tasteful. Do you want to make bulgur pilaf at home? If yes, you are in the right place. Here is the list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions. Read on!


  • 1 cup bulgur
  • One onion (peeled and chopped)
  • One tomato (cut into squares)
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • One bell pepper (diced)
  • 100 grams of snow peas (washed and cut)
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Two cups of vegetable broth or water, hot
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat the fat over medium heat in a saucepan and fry the onion for 2-3 minutes
  2. Add the chopped tomato and tomato paste and sauté them for 2-3 minutes, along with the onion
  3. Next, add the pepper and mange tout and sauté them for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add the bulgur and cook it for 2 minutes, without stopping moving it
  5. Add the broth and continue heating the pan until the liquid starts to boil
  6. Lower the heat, cover the pan, and let the bulgur simmer until tender and all the water has been absorbed, about 20 minutes
  7. Let the bulgur pilaf rest for 10-15 minutes without uncovering the pan
  8. Before serving, fluff it with a wooden spoon.
  9. Transfer the bulgur pilaf to a bowl, decorate with fresh parsley, and serve

How to Make Grilled Halloumi

Halloumi is a white, firm, brined cheese made from sheep’s and goat’s milk. However, you can also use cow’s milk to make grilled Halloumi. Low-fat cheeses are ideal for grilling because it sears and colors efficiently and quickly on the hot grill. Halloumi has a delicious taste, unlike other cheeses.

Halloumi grilled cheese offers various nutrients to promote your health. It is perfect for strengthening your bones and teeth and increasing muscle mass. It is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Today’s article will list ingredients and step-by-step instructions to make grilled Halloumi at home!


  • Eight ounces of Halloumi cheese
  • Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • One sprig thyme
  • Freshly grounded black pepper


  1. Set up the grill and ensure the temperature is medium-high
  2. Clean the grates well and use a paper towel to pat Halloumi dry
  3. Drizzle one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil over the sliced cheese
  4. Flip the cheese a few times to coat in the oil
  5. Place the Halloumi cheese on a hot grill
  6. Cook for about 3-5 minutes
  7. Ensure the Halloumi cheese does not stick to grates
  8. Flip the cheese over and repeat heating on the other side
  9. Remove cheese from the grill and place it on a serving platter
  10. Apply or drizzle some honey and one teaspoon of olive oil
  11. Sprinkle the grilled cheese with thyme leaves
  12. Now season the grilled Halloumi cheese with freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Lebanese Molokhia

People in the Middle East call Molokhia the vegetable and the soup. The Lebanese Molokhia has several forms throughout the country. The best thing about this dish is that it contains veggies packed with proteins, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, and beta carotene.

Lebanese Molokhia is a delicious dish with chicken, and you must try making it home. It contains flavorful ingredients, including garlic, lemon juice, spices, etc. Today’s article lists the ingredients and gives step-by-step instructions to make Lebanese Molokhia. Read on!


  • One pound or 500g of Molokhia
  • One whole chicken
  • Two large onions
  • Ten cups of water
  • Three tablespoons of cilantro
  • One bouillon cube
  • Two tablespoons of ghee or butter
  • Ten cloves of garlic
  • One teaspoon allspice
  • One tablespoon salt
  • Half teaspoon salt for seasoning
  • Four cinnamon sticks
  • Three bay leaves


Preparing the Molokhia leaves requires the following procedure:

  1. Check the Molokhia and cut hard or long stems
  2. Soak the Molokhia in warm water
  3. Transfer the leaves to the colander after 15 minutes
  4. Drain off the water and rinse the Molokhia

Making the broth requires the following steps:

  1. Add chicken, bay leaves, onion, cinnamon sticks, and salt to a pot or deep saucepan
  2. Add ten cups of water to cover the chicken
  3. Heat the ingredients at low heat for 30 minutes
  4. Remove the chicken from the pot
  5. Sieve the broth and place the chicken on a plate
  6. Use a large fork or your hands to shred the chicken

Cooking the Molokhia requires the following steps:

  1. Add butter, ghee, or margarine to a separate pan
  2. Add garlic to the pan and fry it in the butter or ghee
  3. Fry the garlic for no more than two minutes
  4. Add the cilantro and continue cooking for one minute
  5. Now stir in the Molokhia leaves, bouillon cube, allspice, and salt
  6. Cook for about two minutes and ensure ingredients combine well
  7. Add 2-3 cups of broth to cover the leaves
  8. Cook the leaves with chicken for 20-25 minutes
  9. Stir in the lemon juice once cooked
  10. Allow the ingredients to simmer for another 5-10 minutes
  11. Serve Molokhia with cauliflower rice or Lebanese rice, or pita bread
  12. Enjoy the delicious Molokhia dish with your family or friends

How to Make Kishik Manoushe (Lebanese Manakish)

Kishik Manoushe, also known as Lebanese Manakish, is a powdered form of burghul or cracked wheat cereal. People in Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries ferment cracked wheat cereal with milk and yogurt.

If you want to achieve the best results, we recommend using cow’s milk. However, you can also use goat’s milk. So, if you don’t mind a strong acidic taste, you can use goat’s milk.

Most people in Lebanon follow the 10th-century tradition and prepare the Kishik Manoushe during the summer season. Households dry the Lebanese Manakish in the intense heat and consume it during the harsh cold winter months.

The Lebanese Manakish is one of the favorite toppings for Manoushe dough. It is an integral component of Lebanese cuisine and takes around 30 minutes to prepare. The cooking time is approximately 60 minutes.


  • Three tablespoons of Kishik powder
  • Two small tomatoes
  • One small onion
    • Make sure you grate the onion and tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • A half teaspoon of red pepper paste
  • A half teaspoon of sesame seeds


  1. Start the process by grating the tomatoes and onions
  2. You can also chop these two ingredients
  3. Make a creamy paste using the tomato juice
  4. Add some water if you need a little more juice
  5. Add all ingredients and mix well
  6. Set aside for 30-40 minutes
  7. The purpose is to combine all ingredients
  8. Create your dough and add one teaspoon of the mixture
  9. Preheat your oven and cook on high heat for 15 minutes
  10. Use the Lebanese Manakish or store it in the fridge

How to Make Lebanese Zaatar Mix

Lebanon is one of the most beautiful countries in the Middle East, with a rich history, traditions, art, culture, and cuisine. Lebanese zaatar mix has a beautiful, soothing, and fresh aroma of spices.

These spices are thyme, sumac, sesame seeds, and salt. It is an excellent blend of aromatic spices, allowing you to season your favorite Middle Eastern dishes and cook delectable food.

Not only are these spices aromatic, but they also have lower calories and essential nutrients, including proteins, carbohydrates, potassium, sodium, fiber, vitamin C, iron, and calcium.

The best thing about the Lebanese zaatar mix is that you can make it quickly. Today’s article will list the ingredients and step-by-step instructions to make a Lebanese zaatar mix. Read on!


  • Six tablespoons of dried thyme
  • Four tablespoons of ground sumacs
  • Six tablespoons of sesame seeds
    • Make sure you toast them properly
  • One tablespoon of salt
  • One tablespoon of ground cumin


  1. Toast the sesame seeds in a small skillet
  2. Ensure the seeds have a lightly golden color
  3. Remove the sesame seeds from the heat and set aside
  4. Now add all ingredients to a bowl
  5. Mix these ingredients thoroughly and efficiently
  6. Once mixed, store the aromatic blend of spices in an airtight container

How to make Lebanese Okra Stew

The Lebanese okra stew is one of the most delicious and versatile dishes in Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries. Thousands of households in the MENA region cook and enjoy this dish. However, nothing matches the deliciousness of Lebanese okra stew. Today’s article will tell you how to make Lebanese okra stew. Read on!


  • Preparing the stew requires the following ingredients
    • Two 14 ounces of okra frozen bags
    • One pound of beef stew cubes
    • One bunch of chopped cilantro
    • Twelve garlic cloves
    • One or two cups of crushed tomatoes
    • Two tablespoons of vegetable oil
    • One teaspoon of dried coriander
    • One teaspoon of black pepper
    • Four teaspoons of salt
    • Half onion
    • One bay leaf
    • One cinnamon stick
  • Preparing the rice requires the following ingredients
    • One or two cups of long grain white rice
    • 1/3 cup of vermicelli noodles
    • Two or three cups of water
    • Two tablespoons of vegetable oil
    • One teaspoon of salt


  1. Add beef to the pressure cooker
  2. Add enough water to cover the meat
  3. Boil the beef for 10-15 minutes on high heat
  4. Remove the water and add fresh water to the beef
  5. Now add a half onion and one large bay leaf
  6. Add one cinnamon stick, two teaspoons of salt, and a few cloves
  7. Add half a teaspoon of black pepper
  8. Now with lid and set the temperature to medium-high heat
  9. Lower the heat to medium after the cooker whistles for ten minutes
  10. Set the pressure cooker’s timer for twenty minutes
  11. Turn off the heat after twenty minutes
  12. Make sure the pressure cooker releases the steam
  13. Set aside the cooked okra stew with the fresh broth
  14. Thaw the okra for about 10-15 minutes
  15. Heat the vegetable oil and deep fry okra for ten minutes on medium heat
  16. Continue heating the okras until they become light golden-brown
  17. Wash the cilantro and cut off its stems to streamline the chopping
  18. Use a wooden mortar and pestle to crush the garlic
  19. Add one teaspoon of salt and the chopped cilantro/garlic to the pot
  20. Now add two teaspoons of veggie oil and cook for five minutes
  21. Add the fried okra to the garlic or cilantro mixture
  22. Add beef broth, about eight cups, to cover all ingredients
  23. Put in some crushed tomato, one teaspoon of salt, and half a teaspoon of black pepper
  24. Add one teaspoon of dried coriander and simmer on low-medium heat for 15-20 minutes
  25. Start making the rice by washing it three times in a mixing bowl
  26. Heat the vegetable oil for 60 seconds on medium-high heat
  27. Now add the vermicelli noodles and cook for about 4-5 minutes
  28. Add the washed rice, salt, and water and lower the heat to medium-low
  29. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes
  30. Serve the Lebanese okra stew with rice to your family and friends

How to make Kibbeh in Yogurt Sauce

Kibbeh is the epitome of Arabic food made from a mixture of bulgur wheat, ground beef, and onions. To improve the taste, you can use earthy and warm Middle Eastern spices, including ground cinnamon and allspice. However, making this dish in yogurt sauce will give you a one-of-a-kind experience. Let us discuss how you can make this dish at home. Read on!


  • Preparing Kibbeh paste requires the following ingredients
    • 500g of lean beef
    • 250g of fine bulgur soaked in water for 20-30 minutes
    • One teaspoon of black pepper
    • One teaspoon of cumin
    • Half onion
    • One teaspoon of salt
  • Preparing the filling requires the following ingredients
    • 250g of minced meat
    • Two tablespoons of pine nuts
    • One chopped onion
    • One tablespoon of olive oil
    • 1-2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
    • Half teaspoon of chili pepper
  • Preparing the yogurt requires the following ingredients
    • Four cups of yogurt
    • Four tablespoons of starch with water
    • One teaspoon of salt
  • You will need these ingredients for garnishing Kibbeh
    • Two teaspoons of dried mint
    • One teaspoon of toasted pine nuts


  1. Use a premium-quality chopper to chop the meat
  2. Mix the chopped meat with bulgur in a medium-sized bowl
  3. Now season the mixture with salt, cumin, and black pepper
  4. Use your hands to properly knead all ingredients
  5. Use a medium pan to toast the pine nuts for 5-10 minutes
  6. Set aside the toasted pine nuts in a dish
  7. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil and add some onions to the pan
  8. Cook the ingredients until the onions are tenderer
  9. Add the meat and spices and cook the mixture
  10. Remove the filling and add pine nuts
  11. Set aside to cool the filling
  12. Create medium-sized balls from the paste
  13. Use your hands or palm to roll them
  14. Make a small hole in the ball and fill it with the mixture
  15. Now seal the ball and repeat step number 13 and 14
  16. Add yogurt to a pot over a gentle heat
  17. Add some starch to the yogurt and mix well
  18. Add some salt to season the yogurt and starch
  19. Continue heating the mixture until it starts boiling
  20. Add the Kibbeh to the sauce and leave to simmer for 8-10 minutes
  21. Garnish the Kibbeh with pine nuts and dried mint
  22. Serve the Kibbeh hot with vermicelli rice

How to make Lebanese Fattoush Salad

Fattoush is a typical salad of Syrian and Lebanese cuisine. It is made with cucumber, tomato, parsley, and fresh mint. The characteristic ingredients of this salad are sumac, and pita bread cut into strips or cubes, fried or toasted. Other optional ingredients are lettuce, radishes, green pepper, black olives, or feta cheese. Let us discuss how you can make Lebanese Fattoush Salad. Read on!


  • Three large salad tomatoes
  • One long cucumber
  • One spring onion
  • Half red bell pepper
  • One Pita Bread
  • Five radishes
  • Two tablespoons of parsley leaves
  • Two tablespoons of mint leaves
  • Two tablespoons of coriander leaves
  • One lemon
  • Two tablespoons of sumac


  1. Wash the vegetables well and dry them with a cloth
  2. Cut the tomatoes into 2-3 cm pieces
  3. Cut the cucumber, the radishes, and the red pepper into 2cm long pieces
  4. Cut the onion into strips
  5. Cut the lettuce into not very thin strips
  6. Cut the mint leaves, parsley, and cilantro into 3-4 pieces
  7. Cut the pita bread into cubes
  8. Toast them in the oven or under the grill
  9. Make sure they are very crispy
  10. Put one tablespoon of sumac
  11. Add 5-6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  12. Now add 3-4 tablespoons of lemon juice to a bowl
  13. Beat vigorously with a whisk to emulsify the mixture
  14. Put the vegetables in a salad bowl
  15. Add the lemon dressing and stir with a spoon to distribute it evenly.
  16. We spread the pita bread cubes on top and sprinkled a tablespoon of sumac
  17. Enjoy the delicious Lebanese Fattoush salad

How to make Lebanese Green Bean Stew

Do you want to make Lebanese green bean stew at home? If yes, you can use the list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions in this post to make the delicious Lebanese green bean stew. You can serve this dish as an appetizer to your family, children, relatives, and friends. Read on!


  • Four cups of frozen green beans
  • 14 ounces of smoked tofu
  • 2-3 cups of chickpeas
    • You can use canned chickpeas
  • One can or 15 ounces of tomato sauce
  • Three minced garlic cloves
  • One chopped onion
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
    • We suggest the extra virgin olive oil
  • One tablespoon of paprika
  • One teaspoon of ground coriander
  • One teaspoon of chili flakes
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • One teaspoon of caster sugar
  • One tablespoon of vinegar


  1. Use a saucepan to adequately place the frozen green beans
  2. Add water to the saucepan and boil for 15-20 minutes
  3. Make sure the frozen green beans are tendered
  4. Use a large-sized deep pan to heat the olive oil
  5. Add the chopped onion to the deep pain
  6. Cook the ingredients for 3-5 minutes
  7. Now add the garlic and fry for 60 seconds
  8. Add chili flakes, coriander, and paprika
  9. Fry these ingredients for 60 seconds
  10. Add the cubed tofu and combine it with other ingredients
  11. Make sure the spices cover the cubed smoked tofu entirely
  12. Now add the rice vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce
  13. Mix well and fry for 3-5 minutes
  14. Put some chickpeas in the deep pan and mix well with other ingredients
  15. Now add the tomato sauce and green beans
  16. Bring the pan to a gentle boil and allow the stew to cook for 15-20 minutes
  17. You can eat the Lebanese green beans stew with wholegrain bread