Day D was here! Finally, I’ll meet the Egyptian family. Finally I am going to meet my Egyptian family! Seriously I could not believe it…The luck finally smiled at me and brought me such a huge triumph to my life! Continue reading
Who does not know Hummus? One of the top 10 most famous Egyptian dishes. Certainly all of you have tried this food. And if you do not have this food in your country then you may have asked yourself how it can be prepared at home?
I was also looking for a recipe for a really great hummus. But it was a challenge because in Egypt it is worth to buy than to make it at home. And the most wonderful hummus I’ve ever eaten was in Siwa oasis. I know that I mention this place very often but really the tastes from this area are completely different. and not only for hummus but also for other meals. I don’t know if they have any secret ingredients or just that food is better in itself because of the better environment.
But today I describe you at least the basic hummus we eat in Alexandria. It is the simplest recipe you will find in Egypt. The basic colour of hummus is beige, but you can taste and colour it by vegetables – most tomatoes and green pepper. Then also by eggs and even by avocados. There are really many possibilities. Try to experiment and write in the comments what you made..
400 g of chickpeas
100 ml of water
2 Tablespoon of Tahini paste
1 tablespoon of olive oil
pinch of salt
2 cloves of garlic
Put everything in a blender and mix for 1 minute. And you can serve it right away. It is suitable for salads, main food or just for a snack with Arabic bread.
Tip: Hummus can be flavoured with tomatoes, peppers, eggs or anything you want. Just choose by your taste and creativity.
If you have trouble with buying the Tahini paste, don’t worry… I will write to you the recipe next time!
I never met a person who would NOT like an Egyptian bread. But the thing which you certainly did not know is the fact that in Egypt we have 1000 kinds of bread. Really it is true! And that´s why we call Egypt by its nickname “Country of thousands of bread.” Continue reading
Last time I introduced you a delicious Arabic dessert Kunafa. I have described many variants of Kunefa and I introduced one of them in detail – Kunafa with cream. But to do this, you need the most basic thing and also the most important one…
I saw a plat with Kunafa lying on the table in the living room but I actually did not know what it is. Half of the plat was already eaten so it looked really strange to me. However, the sister of my husband came to me and encourage me to taste it. Continue reading