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Kolkas Stew with Lamb Recipe

Eating Taro (Kolkas) or (قلقاس) is an Egyptian recipe, also eating Kolkas is a must on January 19 which is a Coptic holiday celebrating Epiphany (عيد الغطاس).

Kolkas commonly refers to the plant Colocasia esculenta, the most widely cultivated species of several plants in the Araceae family which are used as vegetables for their corms, leaves, and petioles.

Taro or Kolkas is native to Southern India and Southeast Asia as well. Kolkas can be found fresh (in season) or frozen all the time at Nouri Brothers.

Kolkas is normally cooked as a stew and usually cooked with lamb.

 

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Ingredients: Servings: 6-8 people 

  • 2 Lb. lamb chump chops
  • 4 Lb. taro (Kolkas) fresh or 2 bags (Frozen)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or Pure Butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch coriander, stems and leaves chopped
  • 3 silverbeet leaves, thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic clove peeled fresh
  • White rice and lemon wedges, to serve (don’t forget the Pita Bread)

 

 

Preparation:

  1. Trim lamb of excess fat and cut into 2 inches cubes. Peel the kolkas, cut into 1 Inch cubes, and place in a bowl of water add salt to prevent Kolkas Stew with Lamb Recipebrowning.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add onion and lamb, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until lamb starts to change color.
  3. Add cups of water and bring to the boil, skimming any fat from the surface. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes. Add drained Kolkas and cook for a further 25 minutes or until lamb and taro are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, to make sauce (taliya) heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Add garlic and ground coriander, and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until garlic is golden. Set aside.

 

halabisa

Lebanese Tabouleh is without a doubt one of the healthiest salads you could possibly eat. Tabouleh is Mediterranean goodness. It’s a traditional Middle East salad with fresh herbs, primarily parsley, mint, bulgur whole wheat, tomatoes, onions as well as seasonings. This is certainly an excellent substitute for a classic salad. Unlike a regular salad, Tabouleh will certainly fill you up and you will remain content for several hours. It is also affordable compared to normal salad.
 
The Essential Ingredients and Health Rewards of the Lebanese tabouleh are enormous; here are few reasons why you should consider including the Lebanese tabouleh in your diet plan.

Parsley – There are basically two types of parsley curly or Italian flat. A lot of people consider parsley as just a garnish or sprinkles in soups or meals.
 
You do not have to be a nutritionist to appreciate the health benefits of parsley. A few of the benefits are:
 
Flavonids – Flavonids act like antioxidants. They help in curing and dealing with a lot of ailments like hepatitis, gingivitis and so on. As regards gingivitis, did you know consuming parsley eliminates deals with the problem of poor breathe, as well?

Volatile or Essential Oils – The volatile natural oils present in parsley have been shown to prevent tumors in animals particularly with regards to the lungs. There is no any kind of human studies; but this could definitely be accurate for human beings too.

Bulgur Wheat – There are numerous health benefits of bulgur wheat as a result of it being whole grains:

You can get five grams of dietary fiber per serving and also a variety of the daily needed vitamin supplements, minerals, as well as antioxidants to sustain a healthy diet plan. Bulgur wheat carries a nutty alongside an awesome chew that fills you up. This result would absolutely keep you from snacking later on.

Mint – Mint is widely noted for its potential to sooth the digestive tract as well as lowers the intensity and duration of abdominal pains.

Onions – The health rewards of onions overshadow the terrible breathe; besides, with Tabouleh, the parsley usually takes proper bad breathe issue. Onions also plays a significant role in preventing colds as well as lessens blood pressure levels and boost anti-oxidants in the body system.

Tomatoes – Tomatoes are a good source of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants.

Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is an excellent ph balance in your system. It will certainly reduce the alkaline which is vital to your digestion. It is also rich in Vitamin C.

Olive Oil – Natural olive oil will help reduce heart problems, dangers of colon cancer as well as breast cancer. These are the primary ingredients of Tabouleh. Nevertheless, you can include a lot of ingredients to it to produce a variation.

 

Prepare Healthy Lebanese Tabbouleh with Our Recipe Video:

 

Variations:

Put nuts or even beans for protein, dried fruits or substitute the olive oil. You may also prepare Tabouleh making use of pita bread and putting extra tomatoes, cucumbers or perhaps whatever your very own vegetable liking is.

Some people loves to serve tabbouleh with a side of pita bread

Kibbeh NayehServings: 6-8 people

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Lb. of boneless lamb (upper leg)
  • 1/2 cup of fine Burghul (cracked wheat)
  • 1 small white onion
  • punch leaves fresh green mint
  • 10 leaves of green Marjoram (Mardakoush)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of 7-spices
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper
  • 2/3 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • High quality olive oil

 

Preparation:

  1. Degrease meat
  2. Peel the onion
  3. In a food processor, chop half of the onion and add 1 tablespoon of the Lebanese 7 spices. Add half of the meat and some salt. Mix. Add 2 ice cubes to obtain a creamy mixture. When the mixture has thickened and sticks to the bowl, repeat with the remaining meat.
  4. Wash the bourghol in cold water and wring it well. Add the bourghol to the meat.
  5. Mix the preparation by hand, add all spices.
  6. To serve the kibbeh nayeh: Drizzle with a little olive oil and serve with pita bread, white onions and fresh mint.
Lebanese MUHAMMARA

 

Servings: 10 people

 

Ingredients:Lebanese MUHAMMARA

  • 3 fresh red peppers
  • 2/3 cup fine fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted lightly and chopped fine
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced and mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • toasted pita bread triangles as an accompaniment

 

Preparation:

  • Blacken or roast the peppers in the oven (turn them regularly). Let them cool. Remove the skin and the seeds.
  • Toast the walnuts and cumin seeds in a skillet. Leave to cool.
  • Mix peppers, nuts, cumin, salt, garlic, lemon juice, breadcrumbs and molasses in a food processor until the texture is smooth.
  • While continuing to mix, slowly add the olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Keep refrigerated.
Nutrition Information:
Serving size: 1
Calories: 250
Fat: 6 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Sodium: 160 mg
Protein: 4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

Lebanese Spiced Potatoes Batata Harra

Lebanese Spiced Potatoes Batata Harra

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. of fresh potatoes (16 oz)
  • 1 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1 onion
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Sweet pepper
  • Hot Cyan Pepper

 

Preparation:

  1. Peel and finely chop the onion
  2. Heat the olive oil
  3. Add potatoes with onions
  4. Add fresh garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and Cyan Pepper.
  5. Mix the Potato, serve hot