Berbere Spiced Vegetable Soup and Cheese Sandwich

Berbere spiced vegetable soup is a spicy, hearty soup for cold winter nights. Soup has medley of vegetables, chickpeas and is seasoned with berbere spice. The second dinner idea for this week is berbere spiced vegetable soup with a spicy cheese sandwich. I had some leftover berbere spice after making this stew and used it […]

Green Beans Pasta Salad

The theme for this week is one vegetable cooked in 3 different ways. When I initially picked this theme, I had ridge gourd in mind and had picked three different dishes. Then I changed the vegetable and this month since we are posting on the weekends, I thought of doing one post for both BM […]

Lablabi ~ Chickpeas Soup from Tunisia

Lablabi or lablebi is a Tunisian chickpeas soup. It is a thin soup flavored with garlic, cumin powder, harissa and served with stale bread and poached egg. Lablabi is a popular street food and a common breakfast in Tunisia. It can easily be made at home with various garnishes and accompaniments. On the streets, hot […]

Israeli Hummus

Hummus is a middle eastern dip prepared with cooked mashed chickpeas and seasoned with tahini, garlic and lemon juice. It is a versatile dip served with pita bread and vegetables, and also is a great spread for sandwiches. Update – Images re-edited and updated in Dec 2017. We are into third week of Buffet on […]

Pindi Chana with Poori

For the second combo of the week, we travel to Rawalpindi, Punjab in Pakistan. It is said that pindi chana originated in Rawalpindi, hence the name. Pind in Punjab means village. I do not know if this chana preparation is still popular in Rawalpindi but it is in North India. Since it originated in Rawalpindi, […]

Choley for Cooking from Cookbook Challenge

Cooking from Cookbook Challenge is a blog event I try to participate at least twice a month. This a weekly weekend event, where we post recipes prepared from cookbooks, paper clipping and written down recipes. This event has forced me try many new recipes that I wanted to but never got around to do. Today’s […]

Spicy Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Oven roasted chickpeas have been on my list of bakes ever since I baked chana dal and mung dal couple of years ago. I finally got to bake it couple of weeks ago. Cooked chickpeas are coated with spices and roasted in the oven until crunchy. These make an excellent snack. I used can chickpeas […]

Peru – Garbanzo con Acelga ~ Chickpeas Swiss Chard Stew

Today we are traveling to western South American country of Peru to taste Peruvian chickpeas Swiss chard stew. Peru is home to ancient cultures and one of the oldest in the world. It was a Spanish colony until it got its independence in 1821. The capital is Lima. Mining, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing is the […]

Algerian Shorba Frik

Starting today I am doing a month long marathon with “Around the world in 30 days with international ABC cooking” as the theme. Every day I will be posting a recipe from a country in alphabetical order. For first day, I chose Algeria for country starting with A. Today’s recipe is shorba frik, a soup […]

Chana Madra from Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is located in the Western Himalayas and is a beautiful scenic state. Most of the population lives in the rural areas and the capital city Shimla is well urbanized. It borders Jammu Kashmir in the north, Punjab on the west & south west, Haryana and Uttarakhand on the south east, and Tibet Autonomous […]

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