Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Turkish meat pies- صفيحه تركيه باللحمه

3 cups all purpose flour.
½ cup yogurt.
1 teaspoon yeast.
1 teaspoon salt.
1 teaspoon sugar.
Lukewarm water, quantity depends on how soft or firm you want the dough. I like it to be on the soft side , makes it chewy and fluffy.
¼ cup oil to coat the dough so it doesn't stick to the bowl.
Make your dough, cover and let it rise for an hour or so.
Meat filling:
1 pound ground meat, lamb or beef. 
You may dice by hand or use your food processor to chop the following : 
2 tomatoes.
1 red bell pepper. 
1 onions. 
1 bunch flat leaf parsley.
2 or more green chillies. As spicy as you like. 
1 teaspoon paprika. 
1 teaspoon dry mint, optional. 
Salt and pepper to taste. 
You may add a tablespoon of tomato paste. The meat and vegetables will have a pasty consistency which helps in spreading it evenly on the dough. 

Cut the dough into medium size balls, using a rolling pin, roll each ball into oval or round shape , place in the baking pan, I use parchment paper so the pies don't stick, with your hands spread the meat and vegetable mix on the dough, easier to use your fingers to achieve equal and uniformed amounts of the meat on the dough. 
In a preheated oven, 550 degrees Fahrenheit, bake the pan in your lowest rack for five minutes the place the pan on the highest rack for another five minutes to have a nice color. Serve with a side of green salad or plain yogurt.
Video of the r pie is here: 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Vegan Navy beans stew - فاصولياء بيضاء نباتيه

الفاصوليا البيضاء
أكله نباتيه، سهله و لذيذة. بالإمكان طبخها مع قطع اللحم بالعظم او بدونه. 
المكونات :
نصف كيلوغرام من الفاصوليا البيضاء الجافه
الكزبره الخضراء
معجون البندوره
الملح والفلفل الأسود
يتم نقع الفاصوليا الناشفه لحوالي ١٢ساعده قبل الطبخ, تصفّى من ماء النقع و تُغلى بماء جديد حتى يتم نضج حبات الفاصوليه
يتم تقليب البصل
يُضاف الماء الى صلصه الطماطم و تُضاف التوابل فوق الصلصة و تضاف الفاصوليا 
يُغلى القدر على حراره عاليه ، ثم تخفض الحرارة و تُسبك الطبخة  ببطء حوالي ٣٠-٤٠ دقيقه
في نهاية فترة الطبخ تضاف الكزبره الخضراء المفرومه
تُقدم مع الأرز الأبيض

½ KG White dry beans
Fresh Cilantro
1 or 2 small cans of tomato paste
Salt & black pepper
2 Tablespoon Cumin
Soak the beans overnight , drain and then cook with fresh water until tender but not mushy 
In the pot, add oil, sauté onions . Add the tomato sauce and water. 
Dilute the tomato sauce, add your seasonings and the cumin
Add the beans and cook on high heat at first then let simmer until it's fully cooked and tasty. 
Add the chopped cilantro
Serve with white rice on the side