Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rice with chicken liver (rice bel khalta)

Rice ingredients:

2 cups egyptian rice or basmati rice
2 tbsp mix butter and oil
2 1/2  cup water ( for basmati rice add 4 cups water)
 chicken stock pot
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cinnamon stick
black pepper 
salt (to taste)

khalta ingredients:

1/2 kilo chicken liver and gizzards, cut in small cubes
1 finely chopped onion
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 tbsp butter


almonds and hazelnuts flakes


place two pots on the hob on medium heat

in the first one place the 2 tbsp sugar until get caramel color then add the water , chicken stock ,cinnamon powder , cinnamon stick , salt , pepper and let it boil

in the other pot add the butter and rice and stir until get golden colored

add the caramel water to the  rice, cover and reduce the heat until cooked.

khalta Instructions:

wash the chicken liver and gizzards with vinegar and salt , set aside

on medium heat saute the onion and garlic until soft then add the chicken livers and gizzard ,add salt ,pepper 

cover until cooked 

toast the nuts on the oven for 5 minutes 

in a bowl add the khalta at the bottom then cover with rice, flip the bowl on a serving plate and top with the toasted almonds 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Chicken shawrema


for marinating:

500 gm chicken breast fillet
1 cup yogurt 
1 lemon juice
1 tbsp white vinegar
salt ( to taste )
black pepper
shawrema spices ( if available)

Topping :

 3 cloves minced garlic
1 onion slices
 2 tomato cubes
hot chili pepper (optional)
minced fresh parsley


cut the chicken fillet into slices ,then place them in a powl
 Add all the marinade ingredients over the chicken slices , stir with a spoon until all the chicken are well coated
keep at the refrigerator for at least 2 hours up to overnight

Stir-fry  the chicken with 2 tbsp sunflower oil in grill pan  until well cooked and before turning the heat off add the topping ingredients 

serve with tortilla bread  and yogurt salad

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lazy Cake


1 packet  tea biscuits
125 melted butter 
3 tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa 
1 can sweetened condensed milk 

1 tsp vanilla 
100 gm melted  chocolate (any type you prefer or nutella) this is optional 


Crush the biscuits very coarsely
Mix all ingredients together and put it in  loaf pan  that lined with cling film or butter sheets  and Press.then cover with cling film  
Freeze for at least 3 hours prefer overnight
Cut it into slices and serve
Keep the rest in the fridge ( in air tight container)

(you can sprinkle  the loaf pan with m&m chocolate on the top of the mixture it will looks very lazy :D)

Chicken strips


Chicken fillet breast
Corn flakes
Black pepper
Oil for frying


Cut the chicken in long strips 
Season with salt and pepper.
beat the eggs with small quantity of milk and black pepper
crush the corn flakes into small pieces with fork or your hands and season with salt , pepper, paprika, hot chilli , onion powder, garlic powder
coat chicken strips in flour, then dip in egg mixture and finally coat with seasoned cornflakes
either to fry it in oil or to bake in preheated oven 200C until golden colored

you can serve with roasted potatos

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Roasted Baby potato


Baby potatoes
Salt and black pepper
Garlic powder
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp melted butter
Green onion to garnish


Wash the potatoes and place in boiling water for 10 minutes, leaving their skin on.
In a small bowl, whisk the oil with garlic and paprika and butter
wait till  the potatoes are cool down   press them carefully with  a potato masher.
Toss them with oil mixture and place them in a baking pan

Preheat the oven to 200°C
Bake until they are golden and crispy . top with chopped green onion and serve . 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

pastrami pizza

Dough recipe

500 g plain flour
1 tbsp yeast
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp milk powder or cup of yogurt ( for soft dough)
Warm water


In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together and add warm water until you get soft dough

place in a clean bowl cover with cling film and keep in warm place for 2 hours ,till the dough has doubled in size

Roll out on a floured surface to fit the  baking tray you have. Sprinkle oil over the tray, then place the dough on top.

Tomato sauce ingredients

2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp basil
1 tbsp tomato paste
Tomato sauce
Lemon juice
Black pepper
1 tbsp sunflower oil


In a pan saute the garlic with oil then add the tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir until smooth

  1. Add remaining ingredients and bring to slow simmer for about 8 to 10 min
  2. Ready to spread on the pizza

Grated Mozzarella & cheddar cheese
Mozzarella cheese ring sliced
Green pepper ring sliced

Preheat the oven 200c , place the pizza for about from 10 to 20 min or until cooked & serve immediately