My Recipes

Sahlab Pudding Breakfast Bowl 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Sahlab Pudding Breakfast Bowl

Sahlab pudding breakfast bowl is a new, delicious and easy breakfast recipe.  It is the perfect way to keep your mornings colourful.  A  healthy smooth milk pudding prepared from cornflower, honey and a dash of orange blossom.  You can make it in less than 10 minutes and serve it with whatever you love.  4 basic ingredients and…

Chocolate Mint Cake 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Chocolate Mint Cake

You won’t believe how easy this chocolate mint cake is to make!  A moist fluffy cake made in just 1 bowl!  Chocolate Mint Cake layered with strawberries is the perfect combination for a dessert cake. The combination of chocolate and mint makes this an extremely moreish cake.  I used fresh mint to add to an old…

Chickpea And Eggplant Rice 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Chickpea And Eggplant Rice

Chickpea and eggplant rice is a vegan version of the traditional lamb rice. It’s the perfect dish for a dinner party or gathering. Everyone will love it! It’s deliciously gratifying and gluten-free. The tender eggplant and chickpeas combined with fluffy basmati rice create a wonderful texture. Garnished with crunchy nuts and scented with warm spices,…

Rolled Oats Cookies 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Rolled Oats Cookies

Wholesome Oats add loads of goodness in these crunchy rolled oats cookies. This is an easy to follow homemade cookie recipe.  Oat biscuits are super delicious and your family will love them too. They are lunchbox perfect as well! Only one thing beats a homemade biscuit with a cup of tea and that is coming…

Sumac Herb Salad 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Sumac Herb Salad

This is a really nice simple dinner party salad. This salad is a combination of roasted tomatoes with fresh herbs and sumac – a Middle Eastern versatile spice with a tangy lemony flavour. The roasted tomatoes add depth to the overall flavour of this simple salad. What I love most is the crunchy pine nuts…

Grilled Lamb Pitas (Arayes) 1200 800 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Grilled Lamb Pitas (Arayes)

Grilled Lamb Pitas are the street food of the Middle East! Scrumptious yet simple! These are savoury flatbread filled with minced lamb, spices, tomato, and onion. Lamb pitas are perfect for a quick weeknight meal that everyone will love.  It is as simple as Combine-Spread-Cook It really doesn’t matter how you decide to cook these. …

Eggplant And Chickpea Stew (M’nazaleh) 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Eggplant And Chickpea Stew (M’nazaleh)

This healthy Eggplant and chickpea stew is also known as M’nazaleh. It is perfect for vegans and can be enjoyed alone or served with bread or a protein. And it has my favourite vegetable in it – eggplant – which I really love This recipe is so easy to make – just 4 ingredients required.…

Crispy Cauliflower Snacks 667 1000 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Crispy Cauliflower Snacks

This delicious side dish of crispy cauliflower snacks is full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties as well. It’s also loaded with fiber and the easiest side dish you can possibly prepare. Good quality olive oil and  salt is all you need to make mouthwatering crispy cauliflower. This is always a side dish and a…

Cauliflower And Celery Soup 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Cauliflower And Celery Soup

If you are looking for a healthy vegetarian soup recipe, then you must make this cauliflower and celery soup.  It is a delicious light meal made from basic ingredients with so much flavour.  My friend introduced me to this soup many moons ago and I can’t wait for you to make it at home. And…

Petit Fours Butter Cookies 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Petit Fours Butter Cookies

Chocolate dipped Petit fours butter cookies goodness! Petit Fours are a melt in your mouth butter cookies. I love looking at these cookies almost more than I love eating them. They keep well and are perfect for gifting. These are classic cookies in the Middle East and taste even better when glued with jam, dipped…

mamoul cookies
Walnut Stuffed Mamoul 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Walnut Stuffed Mamoul

Walnut stuffed Mamoul are buttery cookies that will melt in your mouth. They are a famous Middle Eastern shortbread popular at Eid, Christmas, and other holidays.  Eid for me is incomplete without mamoul, stuffed with walnuts, dates, or pistachio.  It’s the perfect reward after Ramadan.  Ma’amoul looks a lot more complicated to make than what…

Macaroni In Garlic Yogurt Sauce (Ma’caroni Bel Laban) 2560 1696 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Macaroni In Garlic Yogurt Sauce (Ma’caroni Bel Laban)

I’m sharing with you our approach to pasta – the simple macaroni in a garlic yogurt sauce known in the Middle East as Macaroni Bel-Laban. Only 3 ingredients required. This unusual pasta dish is seriously yummy and it’ll feed your kids in under 15 minutes. This is the go-to recipe when you don’t feel like…

Date & Rose Water Jallab 2560 1696 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Date & Rose Water Jallab

Jallab is a refreshingly sweet summer drink popular in the Middle East.  This is our version of cordial and my simplified way of making it. What I love most about Jallab is the heap of pine nuts floating in the glass. The idea is to try to get a mouthful of ice and some pine nuts in…

Jallab 2560 1696 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Jallab

Jallab is a refreshingly sweet summer drink popular in the Middle East. This is our version of cordial.  It’s made by diluting the syrup made black currant, sugar, grape molasses and rose water.  It is then mixed with water and served in a tall glass with crushed ice. What I love most about it, is the…

Almond Butter Cookies 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Almond Butter Cookies

These cookies are not only fluffy and crunchy but so simple to make. Use good quality butter and roasted almonds for the ultimate buttery biscuit! I make these crunchy almond cookies using ingredients mainly found in household pantries and minimal dishes. These are melt-in-the-mouth little biscuits but are also fluffy and crunchy.  I kind of…

chunky avocado dip in mortar
Chunky Avocado Dip 1000 1000 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Chunky Avocado Dip

This chunky avocado dip is one of the most delicious avocado dips you will have. I am obsessed and so is everyone who has tried it.  This chunky yet creamy dip bursting with beautiful flavours of the lime, tomatoes, and coriander is a must at your next dinner party.  Simply serve it as a dip…

roast potatoes served in a bowl
Spicy Garlic Roast Potatoes (Batata Hara) 851 563 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Spicy Garlic Roast Potatoes (Batata Hara)

Spicy Garlic Roast Potatoes-Batata Hara – Who doesn’t love potatoes especially when the concept of making them is so simple? This recipe is crispy potatoes tossed with garlic, chili, spring onion, and garnished with fresh coriander. Served hot, warm, or cold, this would be great alongside a roast chicken or even a lamb roast. I…

barbecued lamb backstrap served on a wooden board
Herb Chargrilled Lamb Backstrap 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Herb Chargrilled Lamb Backstrap

This Char-grilled lamb back-strap recipe with a flavoursome marinade is so delicious and easy to make.  Authentic to Middle Eastern flavours, the lamb is marinated with herbs and spices and then char-grilled to perfection. The use of fresh herbs adds an incredible flavour to this dish. Lamb back-strap is a top-grade cut of lamb that’s…

Tahini Sauce 500 333 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Tahini Sauce

Four simple ingredients + tahini is all that is required to make a scrumptious tahini sauce.  Not to mention how simple it is to make with 1 step only. So light and easy to eat, it is also the perfect savoury sauce and dairy-free alternative for vegans.  Tahini is made from sesame paste which is…

ricotta and pear cake
Honey, Ricotta and Pear Cake 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Honey, Ricotta and Pear Cake

Honey ricotta and pear cake is a sandwich style dessert with a creamy soft ricotta filling.  A new family dessert favourite!  It is super easy to make with a step by step recipe with my Middle Eastern twist on it.  I simply added the flavours I love! My friend Carmen gave me this recipe and…

Wholegrain cracked wheat in tomato sauce served in individual glasses
Wholegrain Cracked Wheat In Tomato Sauce 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Wholegrain Cracked Wheat In Tomato Sauce

Wholegrain cracked wheat in tomato sauce is the perfect dish for vegetarians and vegans and anyone who may want a meat-free meal. A simple yet delicious dish made from cracked wheat known as Burghul-W-Bandoura in the Middle East. Cracked wheat is a traditional ingredient in the Middle East and is often a staple in our…