Zrodiya M’chermla

I prepared this simple, fresh dish with carrots called Zrodiya M’chermla. A spicy Algerian dish served as an entrée (marinated carrots full of garlic, caraway, cumin…)! 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…

Tajine Zeïtoun

Tajine Zeitoun, is a traditional dish from the repertoire of Algerian cuisine. It is a stew, either made with chicken or lamb, and with green olives, and is slowly cooked to enrich the aromas of this dish. Aside from being the name of this dish, Tajine, is also Arabic for the name of the large clay…

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 corn flour or Maïzena 180g caster sugar 2…

Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives

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 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 herbs)….

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…

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…

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. Almond Cigars are made with a dough called Diouls sheets or Brick sheets. It’s made with fine semolina a pinch of salt and…

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…

Bread, Bread, Bread.

Another Algerian bread, so soft. Algerians are mad about “bread”!  People are even able to do a long queue just for bread… Serves 8: Ingredients: 400g of all purpose flour or plain flour 200ml of warm water (more or less depending the quality of the flour) 1 tablespoon of caster sugar 1 egg 15g of…