• Food,  Meat & Eggs

    Resha Kababs (Shredded Beef & Potato Patties)

    I was debating whether or not to post this recipe because it uses packets of premixed masalas as opposed to making a blend of spices on my own.  I decided to post it though because it’s a recipe that I’ve been using for about 7 years now and I love making these and freezing them to keep handy for unexpected guests.  All you have to do is pop a patty out of the freezer, coat in beaten eggs and shallow fry.  They taste great served with tamarind chutney and mint chutney. I’m sorry that I don’t have a picture of the finished- fried pattie but every time I make them…

  • Food,  Meat & Eggs

    Beef Cabbage Rolls

    Make deep cuts around the core of the cabbage before immersing it into boiling water. As the outer layers soften, coax them off with tongs one at a time until you have enough for wrapping the ground beef. Mix in the ingredients for the beef filling. Shallow fry the cabbage rolls. Turn over the rolls only once, do not stir them too much otherwise they will come apart. Beef Cabbage Rolls Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 2 onions, chopped 3 green chilies, finely minced 1/4 bunch of parsley, chopped juice from one lemon 2 tbsp butter 1/2 cup ketchup Method: In a deep…

  • Food,  Meat & Eggs

    Shami Kababs

    This is a recipe for shami kababs made from scratch.  Shami kababs are probably my favorite type of kabab with a mix of beef and chana daal (split bengal gram).  This recipe uses a number of aromatic whole spices, which give them a lot of flavor.  Next time that I make these though I will probably grind up the spices before adding them to the pot because grinding them up at the end resulted in a few chunks of whole spices in the mixture that I had to sift through and pick out which wasn’t fun.   Other than that little mishap, these were amazing.  The kebabs can be formed…

  • Baking,  Food,  Grains & Breads,  Meat & Eggs

    Lamachun (Turkish Pizza)

    This flatbread with minced meat is known as lamachun or Turkish Pizza.  You can fill these with some fresh lettuce, onions, lemon juice and sriracha and wrap it up into a roll to serve. This recipe is from xawaash and there’s a great video you can watch that shows the instructions step by step here.  Lamachun (Turkish Pizza) Ingredients: The Dough: 2 cups (280 g) All-purpose (plain) flour 1 tsp (5 mL) Instant yeast 1 Tbsp (15 mL) Sugar – Or to taste ¼ tsp (1.25 mL) Salt ½ cup (118 mL) Water (lukewarm) 3 Tbsp (45 mL) Olive oil Toppings: ¼ Yellow bell pepper 1 Medium Tomato 1 Small…