M’halbi

M’halbi is a fragrant, sweet and refreshing treat. It is popular in both Algeria and in the Middle East. The recipe varies from family to family, and it is usually served for celebrations and during the Holy Ramadan. Ingredients: 1 liter of full fat milk 100g of rice flour 180g caster sugar 2 tablespoons of…

Algerian Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives, Djedj bi Elqasbour

The weekend has arrived so fast, and I’m in my kitchen busy preparing special dishes for my friends and family for Ramadan. Yesterday I prepared this Algerian Roasted Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives. It’s a flavorful and tasty combination. The chicken is tender and aromatic with the addition of coriander (one of my favorite…

Algerian M’chermla Batendjel

  The weekend is finally here, and so is the summer heat, which is why I prepared this  fresh dish with aubergines/eggplants! I love this dish, as it reminds me of my summer’s at my grandmother’s house. We used to prepare this dish in the garden, where we had a little shaded cooking corner. It’s…

Caramelized Semolina Pudding

Only a few more days until the end of Ramadan, and the days will soon become busy with Eïd preparations (and then the celebration of course!). I decided to prepare a semolina pudding with a caramel topping, extremely popular in North Africa and always with a hint of orange blossom water. A sweet and fresh…

Sardine Croquettes

I’ve decided no Sweet’s for Fiesta Friday but instead, a simple recipe with fresh sardines! A Sardines are beautiful little fish, inexpensive and delicious grilled, marinated or like today as spicy croquettes. Thank you Angie from The Novice Gardener  and thanks to Caroline @Caroline’s Cooking and Elaine @foodbod for co-hosting this week Fiesta Friday ! Serves: 12 pieces Ingredients:…

Chaussons au Fromage et Épinard, Puff Pastry Roll with Cheese and Spinach

Today is a very very special day, this is Fiesta Friday #52  but this is also Fiesta Friday Anniversary! One long year of partying every Friday, with the creator of this magnificent Fiesta, Angie from The Novice Gardener and many other bloggers! Thank you, Angie, and thank you to the fantastic co-hosts for their weekly efforts and work. Wonderful…

Naan Bread and Algerian Mutton Tajine

I love Indian cuisine, the texture, the fragrance, the beautiful colors, the smell, the presentation into the copper Degchi! All the cuisine around the world brings something new, exotic, fusion and much more. Today I made a fusion Indian Naan Bread and Algerian Mutton Tajine Recipe. For the Naan, the recipe comes from  Sweet & Savory…

Bourek Errana, Almond Cigars

Hey, hey! 4th Fiesta Friday. Angie is a wonderful hostess, I’m delighted to go with my Petite Paniere full of surprises. Today, something sweet and full of flavor to share with you. Bourek Errana  are Almond Cigars  made with a dough called Diouls sheets or Brick sheets. It’s made with fine semolina a pinch of…

Algerian Kaak

  . Algerian Kaak is very popular from East to West of Algeria and in North Africa in general. Each city has its own recipe and flavor and this one is from my family. I’m very honored to have my family recipe in the book of Joudie Kalla “Palestine on a Plate”!   Serves 12 crowns…

Khobz Eddar

Another Algerian bread, so soft. Algerians are mad about “bread”!  People are even able to do a long queue just for bread… Khobz Eddar means homemade bread in Arabic! Serves: 10 slices Ingredients: 400g of all purpose flour or plain flour 200ml of warm water (more or less depending the quality of the flour) 1…