Roz bil halib (Rice Pudding)


4 cups milk.

1/3 cup short grain rice (known here as Egyptian rice) washed.

1/4 cup sugar.


qaimar mixture:

2 Tablespoons rose water.

1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

2 Tablespoons corn starch.

3 Tablespoons qaimar (you can replace it with cream).

Chopped pistachios, toasted.



1) In a large pan mix milk, rice, sugar, bringing to boil then reduce the heat, let it simmer for 1 1/2 hour.

Yalanji – Vegetarian Stuffed Vine Leaves


-2 cups of short grain rice

-2 big tomatoes diced

-Small handful of mint leaves

-A bunch of flat leaf parsley chopped (including stalks)

-1 large white onion diced

-Small cup of pomegranate molasses

-1 teaspoon of red or green chili

-2 sweet capsicums diced

-2 spoons of tomato paste or soy sauce

Kebab Hindi


•  4 onion, chopped

•  2 kg tomato

•  1 tbsp tomato paste

•  750 grams minced lamb meat

•  1 salt and pepper

•  1 pinch onion and garlic powder

•  1 vegetable oil

Shakriyeh (Lamb Yogurt Stew)


1.         2 pounds lamb stew meat (preferably shoulder), cut into chunks 

2.         2 quarts water

3.         4 tablespoons salt, divided 

4.         1 large yellow onion, diced into medium-sized cubes

5.         2 pounds plain yogurt

6.         2 tablespoons cornstarch

7.         3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted for garnish

Beef Kofta with Tahini




500 grams lamb meat without fat, minced

1 teaspoon crushed garlic

¼ cup onion, finely chopped

1 teaspoon hot green pepper, finely chopped

¼ cup parsley, finely chopped

1 tablespoon grape vinegar or apple

2 teaspoon salt