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    A delicious kebab served over couscous with a dollop of Greek yogurt on the side. Recipe is from Cooking Light. Prep time does not include marinating time.

    Recipe #479326

    This recipe is from week five of my food blog, "Travel by Stove." I am attempting to cook one meal from every country on Earth, and Algeria is my fifth stop. Couscous has been called the national dish of Algeria, and this version is fragrant and delicious.

    Recipe #465251

    This stew is a traditional Algerian recipe called "Died b'l-Qasbour." It is seasoned with saffron and cilantro. Serve over rice or couscous.

    Recipe #423235

    This recipe is from week two of my food blog, "Travel by Stove." I am attempting to cook one meal from every country in the world, and Afghanistan is my second stop. Kabuli Pulao has been called "The National Food of Afghanistan." It is a flavorful rice dish, usually served with lamb or beef.

    Recipe #463813

    This recipe is from week two of my food blog, "Travel by Stove." I am attempting to cook one meal from every country in the world, and Afghanistan is my second stop. Kofta Challow is basically lamb meatballs cooked in a flavorful onion-tomato based sauce. It is traditionally served with basmati rice.

    Recipe #463812

    1 Reviews |  By Zurie

    This staple dish in West Africa has hundreds of variations! It is claimed by many West African countries as "our own", yet it is widely made in Senegal, Nigeria, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, and neighboring countries. (Check the map of Africa in the African Cooking Forum to acquaint yourself with West Africa). Jollof Rice has many incarnations: it can be made with red meat, fish, chicken or seafood, and it's also often made with whatever seasonal vegetables are available. Jollof rice as a dish has one good thing in common: it's always made in one cooking vessel! You'll have to decide about the rice: some recipes use 4 cups raw rice, which is really a lot (maybe too much for the Western way of eating). It is therefore not a recipe with exact ingredients and quantities.

    Recipe #416435

    9 Reviews |  By Zurie

    This, like all Cape Malay curries, has as many interpretations as there are cooks! Cape Malay curries are usually not biting and strong, but rather an aromatic mixture of spices. Naturally this depends on the individual cooks, and the curry can be made much stronger by adding more chillis (hot peppers). This recipe is my way of cooking a chicken curry, more or less: it took some discipline to measure and write down how much of each spice I use! So obviously this is a dish you change to your taste. About salt: I like using a natural sea salt, like Maldon flakes or our own Khoisan sea salt. But if you use these natural salts you need more of it than when using processed table salts. Please adjust to taste. Do not expect the burning curries of India! If you can manage my spice mixture this is a most delicious dish, and the longer it stands, the better it gets, so is perfect for making a day ahead, chilling, and re-heating. But I know that across ponds these recipes are often "lost in translation"!!

    Recipe #319570

    261 Reviews |  By Mirj

    A very healthy and exotic way to prepare chicken. Goes great with couscous and a fresh green salad.

    Recipe #15580

    There are times when you just want to keep it simple: to use fewer ingredients but still to produce a sensational result. This is a simple but delicious recipe for chicken kebabs. For the best results, the recipe recommends cooking the kebabs over glowing coals but concedes that the kebabs can be cooked on a preheated grill. I found this recipe in 'The Best of Lebanese and Middle Eastern Cooking', and I'm posting it here for the 2005 Zaar World Tour. The preparation and cooking times below do not include the 2 hours suggested minimum time for marinating.

    Recipe #141468

    Moroccan-style chicken which can be served on a bed of steamed couscous or rice. The chicken is garnished with paprika and parsley, with a tahini sauce mixed with a blend of herbs on the side. Made from sesame seeds, tahini is an excellent source of both calcium and protein. This recipe is from an International Masters '1001 recipes for pan or wok' recipe card, and has been posted for the 2005 Zaar World Tour. Don't be daunted by the seemingly long list of ingredients: most are herbs and spices! You can vary the proportions of the herbs - parsley, mint and coriander - to suit your taste preferences, as long as you have 3 tablespoons in total. The preparation and cooking times do not include the 30 minutes needed for marinating the chicken.

    Recipe #138262

    This delightful recipe comes from "Cooking Moroccan" by Tess Mallos. The meatballs do not need to be browned, which simplifies the prep. A tagine is an clay vessel, however, you do not need one to prepare this dish.

    Recipe #190713

    This recipe is from one of my new favorite cookbooks, Extending the Table. The notes on this recipe say that this Swahili dish is served by a restaurant in the heart of Nairobi. I have only modified it to make the recipe fit into Zaar format, to preserve the authenticity of the recipe. This is a very mild, very easy to make curry.

    Recipe #229821

    From "the Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa." Cook time does not include chill time.

    Recipe #310558

    1 Reviews |  By KelBel

    Serve over a bed of couscous. From Cooking Light, November 2001.

    Recipe #225546

    This recipe is from the October 2006 issue of Cooking Light. It's very tasty! The original recipe calls for using breast halves, drumsticks and thighs. I just used skinned, boneless breasts. Also, used olive oil instead of cooking spray. This is their description - " This flavourful Ethipian-inspired chicken stew uses Berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend. Store extra spice mix covered in a cool, dark place for up to two weeks. Use leftovers on Salmon, flank steak, or chicken for fiery flavour. Serve with basmati rice. **prep time includes marinating time *Additional tip*- MaidinAfrica suggested swirling a bit of plain yogurt on top just before serving so we tried that - it's really good and the contrast of colours swirled together makes for a very pretty presentation!

    Recipe #229398

    3 Reviews |  By Peter J

    Recipe from Aziz Bakhalla from the Alhamra Restaurant in Manly, NSW, Australia. I have altered a little to suit the dried herbs & spices I was using and also converted several things to teaspoons, as a US tablespoon is 3 teaspoons whereas in Australia it's 4 teaspoons. Note the preparation time does not include one hour for marination. I thought it was splendid, but the marinade is about flavour not making the meat more tender so make sure you start with a really nice piece of lamb.

    Recipe #240446

    This is a classic Egyptian favorite! There are many variations, but this one is sure to please, it is my original recipe. It may seem like alot of steps, but really it is not too bad, the result is worth it, believe me. Enjoy and eat like a pharoah. LOL...

    Recipe #194764

    These are a bit time consuming to make, but believe once you make, you will be asked to make again and again. This is vegetarian, but you could add a bit of cooked ground beef to rice stuffing mixture, but awesome even without. Many mediterraen countries make these, but this recipe is authentic Egyptian preparation. Enjoy!

    Recipe #194768

    This was first prepared by my friends husband, it was so good, I had to know how he did it. I made as below, changed his recipe alittle bit but is so so yummy. The orange does not make it sweet at all, rather gives it a smooth beautiful taste. Enjoy!

    Recipe #194914

    This is a staple in all Egyptian houselholds. Its super simple, but looks and tastes great! Make it place of plain white rice and serve with any dish. Especially good with Molokheya (recipe posted). Enjoy!

    Recipe #195100

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