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Shorbat Adas (Lentil Soup)

Shorbat Adas Lentil Soup Lentil soup is the most traditional and popular soup in the Levant. During winter time, many families still start every dinner with a bowl of warming lentil soup. During Ramadan (regardless of the season it falls in) it is a favourite way to break the fast. Lentil soup can be made using brown or red […] Continue reading

Kibbeh (Fried Meat Croquettes)

Kibbeh Fried Meat Croquettes Kibbeh is a levantine dish made of bulghur, minced onions and ground red meat. The recipe below shows you how to make the best-known variety:  a torpedo-shaped fried croquette stuffed with minced beef or lamb. There are however many different varieties of kibbeh dishes, each region or city often has its own famous kibbeh recipe. […] Continue reading

Tamar Hindi (Tamarind Drink)

Tamar Hindi (Tamarind Drink) Tamar Hindi was the name given to the tamarind fruit by Arabs, the name literally translates to ‘Indian dates’. Tamarind fruit is a seed pod, brown or black in colour and few inches long. It can be found in most Indian and Middle Eastern grocery stores. It is used in Indian chutney and curries, as […] Continue reading

Qamar al-Din (Apricot Drink)

Qamar-al-Din Apricot Drink Qamar al-Din, roughly translated as "moon of religion" is a juice made from apricot fruit leathers. A substantial yet vitamin-filled beverage, it is a hugely popular way to break the fast during Ramadan. The main ingredient in Qamar al Din is sun-dried apricots that have been cooked down into sticky fruit leathers. The fruit leathers […] Continue reading