Type: Veggie mains

April 26, 2021

Spinach and toasted orzo, with dill and green chilli salsa

This is a quick, easy and satisfying dish to make for a midweek supper. It works either as a veggie main or…

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Pasta with yoghurt and parsley breadcrumbs

Pasta was a favourite of Sami and his older brother Azam when they were kids. Na’ama used to make it two ways….

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Rice with yoghurt, roasted cauliflower and fried garlic

This feels like a rich risotto or even, if you play around with the toppings as suggested below, a thick congee. Either…

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Pan-fried okra with tomato, olives and haloumi

Having noted the difference between home and restaurant cooking, this is a dish which blurs any such distinction. Although it feels ‘rustic’…

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Aubergine, chickpea and tomato bake

Echoes of the Greek dish moussaka are correctly heard here, both in the name and the feel of the dish. It’s a…

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Beetroot and feta galette with za’atar and honey

Beetroot, feta, ricotta, honey and thyme: some flavour combinations are just a match made in heaven. All wrapped up in some short,…

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Pomegranate-cooked lentils and aubergines

Rummaniyya means ‘pomegranatey’ in Arabic. It can refer to a dish either garnished lightly with pomegranate seeds or, as here, made rich…

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Bulgur mejadra

For many Palestinians and Arabs around the world, the answer to the question ‘What is your ultimate comfort food?’ is mejadra. It’s…

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