Algerian Loubia B’lham

Loubia is a very tasty Bean dish that we cook in general in winter time when the days start to get cold. Even if I live in a desert (Dubai) I love concocting this dish. A slow cooked, simple and comforting dish and much better accompanied with a warm homemade bread on the side. ….

Algerian Maarek

Today, I made some Maarek, a delicious traditional flat,  square (crêpes) and similar to Indian Paratha. They are popular in Algeria and North Africa in general. The name varies from regions to regions. They are made with two ingredients, fine semolina and water. Some mix semolina and flours, in my family we only work with…

Bourek Laâdjine

Bourek Laâdjine is a delicious Algerian starter served during Ramadan to accompany the traditional chorba (soup). Boureks Laâdjine are stuffed with onion, meat, parsley and eggs. Very similar to Spanish Empanadas. They are baked or fried like today and filled with whatever you like (meat, tuna, chicken or vegetables)! Serve 12 Boureks Laâdjine Ingredients: (for the dough) -400g…

Chorba Frik

Chorba Frik is a delicious Algerian soup made with crushed green wheat called Frik. Usually this soup is prepared during Ramadan Month and served for Iftar. Frik also called Freekeh is different from Burghoul. Frik /Freekeh is cracked green wheat. It is harvest before maturity. Toasted (hence its flavors) and left to dry. Burghoul is…

Chorba M’katfa

Today, the Holy Month of Ramadan started for muslims around the world. It means during this Blessed Month, fasting is observed from dawn to sunset. Also time to gather with family and friends. During, this sacred month, I always cook Algerian cuisine. Traditional dishes that we served in my family. For this evening, I prepared…

Baghrir

Baghrir is a delicious fluffy and spongy “crêpes” full of thousands holes on the surface and eaten for the breakfast or for tea time. Made with a few ingredients: fine durum wheat semolina, yeast and water. Cooked only on one side or on a nonstick pan or tawa. Served with a fragrant mint tea or…

Algerian Chorba Beïda

Algerian Chorba Beïda, is a fragrant soup from the city of Algiers (Algeria) and served during the Ramadan month. Made with few ingredients but always with chicken. His particularity is the addition of the egg yolk into the soup at the end of the cooking. The egg yolk brings the white color to this soup,…

Mesfouf B’Zbib

Mesfouf B’zbib is a steamed couscous made with dry golden raisins. This dish is served during the Holy Month of Ramadan and also throughout the year. A good couscous is best served when steamed twice, and can also be prepared either sweet or savory. This version is a sweet one. Zbib means dry raisins in…

Palouza

Yesterday, the Holy Month of Ramadan started for muslims around the world. During this sacred month, I always cook Algerian cuisine; especially traditional dishes, breads, and sweets. Yesterday, I made Palouza, a creamy, sweet and refreshing dessert. Similar to M’halbi, both are popular in Algeria. The recipe varies from family to family, and it is…

Khobz El Koucha, Khobz Eddar

Khobz El Koucha or Khobz Eddar are an Algerian homemade bread baked in the oven and made with only a few ingredients. In addition to fresh yeast and milk (or water), it can be made with just flour (like today), or a mix of flour and durum wheat semolina, or only with durum wheat semolina. We love…