Arabic Samosa or Sambousek Recipe

Sambousek Recipe – The Arabic Samosa

There are many ways of spelling this recipe, some call it Sambousek or Sambousak or even Sambosa. The recipe is similar to the Indian Samosa which I was surprised to find out through Wikipedia originated in the Middle East. Sambousek is a hot Mezze dish that is made of fried stuffed dough, similar to the Indian samosa […]

Mfasakha (Another Eggplant Dip)

Mfasakha (Another Eggplant Dip)

When I started updating the blog I was surprised to find this recipe posted. This is something my mom makes when we have extra fried eggplants. It really simply and delicious. It is commonly known in Palestine as Mfasakha. I know it sounds complicated to say but it means torn apart in Arabic. So it […]


Arayes (Pita Bread Stuffed With Meat)

Arayes is a barbecue dish in the Levant countries. Its basically pita bread stuffed with spiced meat. The spiced meat used in the stuffing is similar to that of Sfiha, but the sumac in this case is optional. Some people even stuff the arayes with Kofta, but I personally think it completely changes the flavor. Ideally the […]


Ground Meat Phyllo Pie

Ground Meat Phyllo Pie, commonly known as Goullash with meat or “Goullash Bi Lahma” in Egypt .  Goullash is the Arabic name for phyllo dough. This recipe comes from a distant relative who was also my grandma’s best friend. She is a great cook and my mama learned the recipe from her. While researching about this […]



Tabbouleh or tabouli has become a quite popular dish around the world in the past few years. It’s considered a health food as its high in fiber. Tabbouleh is originally from the Levant cuisine so you can find it in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. We use a lot of bulgur in our food so it’s […]



In Palestine we refer to baba ganoush as mutabal. Baba ganoush is a totally different recipe which is in a way similar to mutabal but without tahini and with pomegranate molasses. In the levantine cuisine we use eggplants in many ways. Its sometimes fried, baked or cooked. Its used in appetizers and in main course alike. This mutabal […]

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

Marinated Roasted Peppers