We all have to crawl before we walk - it is the same principle in cooking. These recipes are basic, yet delicious, and will give you an introduction to cooking Middle Eastern food. The trick is to have fun, experiment and don't be hard on yourself if you don't get it right the first time around. Even the best chefs have a bad cooking day here and there.
2. FalafelDon't let your favorite falafel stop fool you - it really is easy to make. With this recipe, it will come out even better! Throw it in a pita with some lettuce, onions and tahini and call it lunch!
3. KoftaBake it in the oven or grill it in the summer, kofta is such a great alternative to burgers or hot dogs.
This super-easy Middle Eastern favorite is the perfect snack or appetizer. Serve with some toasted pita wedges and enjoy!
6. Pita BreadYou can make your own pita! It may take a little while to let the dough rise, but once you get the basics done, making your own pita bread is as easy as pie (a lot easier, actually)!
Turkish coffee is perfect when you want coffee, but not the usual blend. Although it's not prepared with a standard coffeemaker, this type of coffee will delight your tastebuds!
The way lebanese rice is prepared is very unique. It is very similar to a Western packaged rice dish "Rice-a-Roni", but without the spices.
Fasulia really hits the spot on cold, winter days. The spices used really complement the green beans and meat used. You can use stew beef or lamb in this recipe, either one is good. I prefer using beef because it makes it easier and less time consuming if you buy it already chopped in the supermarket.