Bulgur wheat pilaf Another popular side dish that is one made of bulgur wheat, instead of rice. We had this often growing up and was a nice variation. Bulgur wheat pilaf can go with beef or chicken. Ingredients: 1/4 cup...
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Dal Lentils Soup Panch Phoran Recipe Ingredients 4 cups  (brown or yellow split peas) dal Lentils    4 cans vegetable broth (I use Swanson) 4 Tablespoons butter 1 – 2 cups Roma or cherry tomatoes, to taste 1 Tablespoon asafoetida powder...
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  Rice Pilaf With Orzo Rice pilaf is probably the most common side dish in Middle Eastern meals. It is so versatile and with a few simple changes, it goes with just about everything. Growing up, we had that as...
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Fatayer, a meat pie in Middle Eastern cuisine    The Middle East includes the region formerly known as the Fertile Crescent (the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers), where wheat was first cultivated,  followed by barley, pistachios, figs, pomegranates,...
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   Pumpkin Recipe Like many traditional Emirati desserts, this Pumpkin Recipe: for a pumpkin porridge (in Arabic it’s a halvah, or sweet food) straddles the line between sweet and savory. The dish thickens as it cools, so be sure to serve...
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