Tag: Dinner

KIFTA

KIFTA

RICE DUMPLINGS STUFFED WITH LAMB, ALMOND AND SULTANAS

This week, I worked a set of nights in the A&E department. Any doctor will be able to tell you that when you’re on nights, you flip into survival mode […]

SHIFTA

SHIFTA

PARSLEY TOMATO LAMB BITES

Shifta is the Kurdish equivalent of a burger; a bite-sized, herby, tomatoey, well-seasoned burger that’s packed full of flavour. Traditionally it’s either served with a mountain of red rice and a simple salad, or in a […]

FASOLIA

FASOLIA

WHITE BEANS IN A TOMATO STEW

You might be looking at this page thinking I’ve posted a recipe for ‘beans’, but these are not just beans: this is fasolia. Fasolia could always be found somewhere on our dinner table, either […]

SHORBAY CHEWANER

SHORBAY CHEWANER

BEETROOT AND SPINACH SOUP WITH SPICED CHICKPEAS

This is one of mums own twists on the soup from the legendary Kurdish meal, Kifta (AKA my all-time favourite dinner/my ‘death row’ meal). Kifta is complex and can take hours of […]

PAQLA PILAW

PAQLA PILAW

STEAMED JASMINE RICE WITH BROAD BEANS AND DILL

As a child, I had no time for paqla pilaw. Whenever mum would bring the platter piled high with green rice to the table, I would flat out […]

DOLMA

DOLMA

STUFFED SWISS CHARD LEAVES

Dolma is a Middle Eastern triumph, where leaves and vegetables are filled with a rice mixture that’s packed with herbs and flavour. […]