Tag: Vegan

MAHALABIA

MAHALABIA

ROSE WATER AND CARDAMOM MILK PUDDING

If you’re Middle Eastern, chances are you already have all the ingredients for mahalabia somewhere in your kitchen. That’s the charm of this dessert: it’s delicious, it’s incredibly easy to make […]

NOK

NOK

CHICKPEA, ROSEMARY, AND TURMERIC SOUP (VEGAN)

The word ‘nok’ in Kurdish just means ‘chickpeas’, so the name of this dish doesn’t really do justice to just how flavourful it is. […]

NAWSAJI

NAWSAJI

KURDISH FRIED BREAD WITH NIGELLA SEEDS (VEGAN)

Nawsaji is kind of like a cross between breakfast pastry, doughnut, and Indian naan bread. Lightly fried in oil, it’s not for every day, but with its bready texture and gentle sweetness offset by […]

FASOLIA

FASOLIA

WHITE BEANS IN A TOMATO STEW (VEGAN)

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 (VEGAN)

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 (VEGAN)

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 (VEGAN)

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