Mansaf: Jordanian Lamb, Yogurt & Rice Pilaf – Arousing Appetites

Traditional Jordanian Mansaf consisting of Lamb, Yogurt and Rice Pilaf

What is Mansaf? ( منسف ) Mansaf is a Jordanian lamb dish that consists of pieces of lamb, rice and yogurt. Mansaf is usually served in an aluminum tray with the meat surrounded by rice on one side and yogurt on the other. This particular rice dish is believed to have originated in Jordan, and … Read more

Arroz Mamposteao: Rice and Beans Recipe from Puerto Rico

This is Mamposteao! Puerto Rican dish made up of rice, sofrito, beans, cilantro and tomatoes

Sometimes the greatest surprises come in the smallest sizes. Such is certainly the case with Puerto Rico. For an island that’s only a maximum of 65km in height and 180km in width, it’s almost like it boasts an incredibly rich and diverse cuisine you would come to expect from a more massive land with a … Read more

Saltah Yemeni Vegan Vegetable Stew Hulbah Zhug-Meat

Saltah Yemeni vegan vegetable stew hulbah zhug-meat

Saltah is a hearty stew that is Yemen’s undisputed national dish. The Yemeni people have delighted in this comforting meal for hundreds of years, even back to the times when Yemen herself was beloved by the likes of the ancient Greeks, Romans and Ottomans. SALTAH: THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, SANA’A, AND AN HERBACEOUS HERB DUO For a … Read more

Nihari Slow Cooked Gluten Free Lamb Meat Garam Masala Stew Pakistan

Nihari slow cooked gluten free lamb meat garam masala stew

Nihari is a dish with a captivating history and remarkable popularity on the Indian subcontinent. Typical of a recipe whose history begins in the 16th century, there are varying opinions on its true origin. Was nihari a dish served to the wealthy Nawab rulers of the Mughal Empire? Or did the nobles serve it to … Read more

Tavce Gravce Macedonian Bean Stew

Tavce gravce macedonian bean stew

Friday is abstinence day for meat-eating Orthodox Christians, which means that vegetarian dishes in the otherwise carnivorous Balkans do get an airing at least once a week. One of these dishes is tavce gravce, Macedonia’s national plate, nuances of which pervade all of the former Yugoslav countries under different names, including pasulj, prebranac and grah. Put simply, tavce gravce … Read more