If you're a beginner in cooking, but you'd like to try some Oriental cuisine, here you have 7 Middle Eastern recipes to cook!
Middle Eastern cuisine has recently become more and more successful in the West. Even so, many people find it difficult to make such a dish, even though they are very tasty. So here you have some Middle Eastern recipes for beginners! You will find them very easy to cook and absolutely delicious!
1. Chicken Kebobs. A kebob is virtually the easiest Middle Eastern recipe you can find. You simply have to cook the chicken, the sauce, add any vegetables you want. Many people prefer to add French fries into the kebob or next to it. What’s important is that you need to use quite a lot of spices if you want to recreate that Oriental taste.
2. Falafel. Chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley and other spices, and of course a pita where to roll them, are the ingredients for a perfect falafel that anyone can cook at home. This is a sort of Oriental reinvented sandwich which is absolutely tasty and great for vegetarians.
3. Kofta. Another one of the most delicious Middle Eastern recipes is Kofta. It’s an alternative for meatloaf and it requires extra finely ground beef. If you can, ground the beef yourself a couple of times or ask your butcher to do it for you. Use a flat skewer to cook it and bake it in the oven or on the grill. Great for summer parties!
4. Hummus. A great alternative to unhealthy snacks, hummus is one of the most popular Middle Eastern recipes. You just have to blend together the liquid from the chickpeas, the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt and olive oil. Serve it with fresh or toasted pita and refrigerate if you have any leftovers.
5. Ghoraibi. Now you’re starting to get a little confidence in your Oriental cooking skills, right? Moving on to dessert Middle Eastern recipes, anyone can cook Ghoraibi, or Lebanese butter cookies. They are not very sweet and they’re perfect near a cup of tea or coffee. Made of butter, sugar, flour, almonds and almond extract, they have a very Oriental flavor and we guarantee you’ll want to make some again!
See also: Make an Easy Chocolate Cake!
6. Pita Bread. And since we were talking earlier about pita bread, you might want to know how easy it is to make it. One of the most popular Middle Eastern recipes, pita bread requires yeast, water, flour, salt and granulated sugar. Although ideally it is made in brick ovens, where the temperatures are very high, you can also preheat your oven at 500 deg F. It can be served with almost any dish you like, including hummus, or used for falafel or kebob.
7. Turkish Coffee. And to start your day well, here’s one of the best coffee Middle Eastern recipes. Turkish coffee is special because you need to add sugar when the coffee is brewing, not after. Also, you need finely ground coffee and some cardamom. Put water and sugar to boil for a couple of minutes, then remove it from heat, add coffee and cardamom and let it boil until it foams a couple of times. Enjoy!