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Re: Egyptian Food Recipes

I love this kind of food and I love cooking, but I think this food is so difficult to cook!!
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I love this kind of food and I love cooking, but I think this food is so difficult to cook!!
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Just try it, make small amount - if it works that is great, if not write here and we try to help you to have it working next time.
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Re: Egyptian Food Recipes

Sure with pleasure

However, Only one thing that you can hardly substitute ( the bake, this thing that looks like bread and used as the main ingredient) - since I visit Egypt a lot so I bring it with me from there, all the rest I bring from here - I will think and look around for a substitute for that thing.

I am adding it to my list here


For those who do not know Om Ali, here are some info.

Om Ali. Cooked pieces of puff pastry combined with nuts, raisins and coconut, covered in hot sweetened milk and cream,

Stories behind its origin!

Legend has it that Om Ali was the first wife of the Sultan Ezz El Din Aybek. In Egypt, women were not allowed to rule, but were permitted to be guardians to their sons who would become king when they came of age. When the sultan died, his second wife had a dispute with Om Ali over whose son would be the successor to the Sultan. The second wife was heavily guarded making it difficult for Om Ali to get rid of her.

Om Ali hatched a plot bribing the second wife’s handmaids. While the second wife went to the hamam for a bath, she was beaten to death, by slippers, by her own handmaids! To celebrate her death, Om Ali made this dessert and distributed it among the people of the land.

Another story involves again a sultan, who started to feel peckish during a hunting trip in the Nile delta. The hunting party stopped for food at a poor village along the way. The locals called upon their best cook, Umm‘Ali, to feed the hungry monarch. She filled a large pan with the little they had – scrapings of stale wheat flakes with bits of nuts – and put it in the oven together with milk and sugar. It was so well received that the sultan went back again and thus the dessert became known by its creator.

There is also a school (European of course!) that credits an Irish nurse by the name of O’Malley (mistress of the Khedive Ismail!) for the invention of this great Egyptian sweet.

It looks like this or like this or this and it is like the Egyptian bread and butter, one of the most interesting Egyptian desserts - it is too heavy.


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Many years ago, Mrs TD and I honeymooned in Egypt (Nile Cruise, if you must know). We flew EgyptAir in First and whilst the main course was pleasant enough (but forgettable), the star dish was an absolutely amazing Om Ali (Omm Ali? Sp?).

You wouldn't be able to recommend/provide a really good Om Ali recipe that could be made with the ingredients available in CH?

Thanks

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Re: Egyptian Food Recipes (Shish Kabab)

Ingredients (quantities left to you):
  • Meat: any kind of meat that is good for grilling (you can also use chicken, turkey, fish and seafood – you can mix different types of meat).
  • Tomatoes (preferred the cherry ones)
  • Pepperoni ( I think they call it bell pepper)
  • Onions
  • Mashroom
  • Garlic
  • salt & black pepper, rosemary and vinegar, and a piece of lemon.
  • Zucchini
  • coal
  • Wooden bamboo skewers (any kind of sticks that can be used with the griller)
  • Griller, electric or using fire.
Method:

Put 3 spoons of oil plus rosemary, garlic, black pepper (do not put salt), one spoon of vinegar, in a bowl, and add the meat cut into cubes to it and cover it well – leave it in the fridge for 4 – 8 hours

Prepare 3 – 4 medium size pieces of coal on fire till they get red, get the bowl of the fridge, and when it gets normal room temperature add the coal pieces that are just ready into the bowl and cover it tightly.

Some add to this mix, other types of spices – that may give it different taste but still tastes fine, like coriander and thymes – in gulf (a bit touched by the Indian style) they make the chicken with curry and tandori masala, they also use hot red pepper.

Leave this for 1 to 2 hours, after which add the salt and put a 1 piece lemon juice and leave it for another 30 min to 1 hour.

Cut Pepperoni, into squares, and prepare cherry tomatoes, onions cut into squares as well, mushrooms if you like them.

You can also add Zucchini and carrots, some put potatoes as well.

You may put different types of meat, you can use chicken or turkey – you can use fish and sea food

There is fruit shish kabab as well.

Get the wooden sticks and start putting piece of meat, then pepperoni then tomato then onion and mushrooms and repeat till an acceptable amount fits into the stick. (Wooden bamboo skewers)

Put it on the griller, whilst so, you may need to put few drops of oil on the meat, depends on the method you are using for grilling and the type of meat – detect the time that it needs to get stewed




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Re: Egyptian Food Recipes

Awesome topic...i'm fellow Egyptian, not expert in cooking...this is so useful to learn to try to cook my favorite dishes
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Many years ago, Mrs TD and I honeymooned in Egypt (Nile Cruise, if you must know). We flew EgyptAir in First and whilst the main course was pleasant enough (but forgettable), the star dish was an absolutely amazing Om Ali (Omm Ali? Sp?).

You wouldn't be able to recommend/provide a really good Om Ali recipe that could be made with the ingredients available in CH?

Thanks

TD
Just found the recipe below. There of course are various recipies, not just in Egypt but also in the rest of the Arab World ::



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Umm ali (Ali's Mother) is a scrumptious dessert from Egypt. It is compared to bread pudding. I like to serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top.
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of frozen puff pastry (17 ounces)
  • 1 15 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3/4 cup pistachios, shelled, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cups coconut flakes (depending on taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Unroll puff pastry sheets and place on greased baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. You want the puff pastry to be golden and puffed. Remove from oven. Do not turn oven off; you will be using it in a few minutes with the same temp.

Break puff pastry into small pieces (about 1-2 inches. Add nuts and coconut and be sure that they are mixed well and evenly distributed. Place nuts and bread in greased 9x12 baking dish.

In a saucepan, heat sweetened milk, vanilla, and water on medium heat. Allow to cook for about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat then allow to cool.

Pour milk over puff pastry/nut mixture. Pour creme on top and bake uncovered for 15 minutes.

Serve warm.
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Re: Egyptian Food Recipes (Om Ali Dessert)


Ingredients:

Puff Pastry
Tortilla (this is a replacement to the Egyptian Rokak here)
5 Cups of Milk
1 Cup Suger
2 Pieces of Milk Cream.
1 spoon Custard (optional)
Nuts – of different types, including Pistachios “unsalted”
Coconut
Cinnamon or Vanilla (optional)


Method:

1) Preparation of Tortilla

Put it in a pan, and put on it some butter and little amount of suger all over its surface and put it in the oven for 5 to 10 min – medium temperature until it gets dark yellow color and gets harder.

2) Preparation of Ouff Pastry

Bake the Puff Pastry in Oven.

3) Use 1,2 Cut them into pieces and put it in a pan with a spoon of butter
Add the nuts & Coconut and 2 spoons of suger to it and mix for 2 – 5 min until suger sticks into the bake with the nuts

4) Put this in an oven pan

5) Mix the rest of the sugar with milk and put it on half the amount of the milk with Puff Pastry with Tortilla, nuts and keep the other half of the milk to be used in step 6.

6) Put the rest of the milk with the cream and the custard in a mixer and mix,

7) Put the mix over the prepared step (3) and put it in the oven (180 degrees) only beneath for about 15 min.

8) Use the top fire of the oven to give the surface a nice yellow color (for 2 – 5 min)

9) Can be Server Warm, or can be put in the fridge and served cold as well.

When Serving – if stayed for more than one day, you may need to add some warm milk in case you like to have it warm since its bake absorbs the milk quickly then gets dried.

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Re: Egyptian Food Recipes (Om Ali Dessert)

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Ingredients:

Puff Pastry
Tortilla (this is a replacement to the Egyptian Rokak here)
5 Cups of Milk
1 Cup Suger
2 Pieces of Milk Cream.
1 spoon Custard (optional)
Nuts – of different types, including Pistachios “unsalted”
Coconut
Cinnamon or Vanilla (optional)


Method:

1) Preparation of Tortilla

Put it in a pan, and put on it some butter and little amount of suger all over its surface and put it in the oven for 5 to 10 min – medium temperature until it gets dark yellow color and gets harder.

2) Preparation of Ouff Pastry

Bake the Puff Pastry in Oven.

3) Use 1,2 Cut them into pieces and put it in a pan with a spoon of butter
Add the nuts & Coconut and 2 spoons of suger to it and mix for 2 – 5 min until suger sticks into the bake with the nuts

4) Put this in an oven pan

5) Mix the rest of the sugar with milk and put it on half the amount of the milk with Puff Pastry with Tortilla, nuts and keep the other half of the milk to be used in step 6.

6) Put the rest of the milk with the cream and the custard in a mixer and mix,

7) Put the mix over the prepared step (3) and put it in the oven (180 degrees) only beneath for about 15 min.

8) Use the top fire of the oven to give the surface a nice yellow color (for 2 – 5 min)

9) Can be Server Warm, or can be put in the fridge and served cold as well.

When Serving – if stayed for more than one day, you may need to add some warm milk in case you like to have it warm since its bake absorbs the milk quickly then gets dried.

Enjoy your meal.
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Re: Egyptian Food Recipes (Egyptian Baklawa - Gollash)

Meal Name: Egyptian Baklawa (Called Sweet Gollash in Egypt)

Ingredients:

- Frozen filo dough (1 pack) * found in Migros and Coop.
- 4 big spoons of butter or Oil or Margarin (preferred butter - but oil works fine for dieters as well)
- Coconut (1 cup)
- Sugar (2.5 cups – keep one other cup separate)
- Different types of nuts, preferred to include peanuts and almonds (3 cups)
- Juice of half piece of lemon.
- Cinnamon and Walnuts (1 spoon per a cup)

Preparation:

- Sugar preparation:
o Boil 1.25 cup of water with two cups of sugar (use the same cup for measuring both amount and try to have the ratio 1 sugar to 1 water while preparing).
o When it boils add the lemon juice and leave it still to boil for 10 more min.
o Turn of the heat and leave it till it to cool.

- Baklawa Preparation:
o Mix the following
§ 1 Cup of Sugar plus all the nuts and coconut and the cinnamon and walnuts together after cutting the nuts into very small pieces).
o Put them in a bowl with one spoon of butter and mix them on fire for few minuites.
o Unroll the dough and you may need to cut part of it to make it fit with a little bit more *like 2 more com from each side with the pan you are going to use
o Grease the bottom of the pan with butter, that is very important even if the pan is nonstick.
o Start putting the dough piece by peace and in between each two pieces grease with butter - like this.
o After 3 layers start spreading the nuts over each layer then at the end put 2 – 3 layers without nuts.
o You may need like 12 – 15 layer as you prefer.
o Cut the Baklawa as you prefer, possibly small triangles or rectangles, that is easier now than after having it baked.
o Put it in the oven till it gets a golden brown color, possibly it may take 1 hour in moderate temperature

- Final part of preparation

After it gets out of the oven and while it is still very hot pour the cold or normal temperature sugar all over it and leave it to absorb it

Cool it then it is ready to be eaten.


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Just found the recipe below. There of course are various recipies, not just in Egypt but also in the rest of the Arab World
Thank you both for the recipes, I shall have a go at both and see which one works for me

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Re: Egyptian Food Recipes (Milk with Dates)

Milk with Dates,

Arab and middle eastern in general have the habits to have milk with dates - mostly during the Month of Ramadan.

Method 1:

Ingredients for 1 cup

1 cup of milk (no sugar)
7 pieces of Dates

How to prepare

Simply cut the dates into two pieces and remove the seed from it
Put it in the milk cup and keep it in the refrigerator for 5 - 8 hours

As you prefer, you can add nuts, coconut or banana to it (or all).

If you will add the banana, this has to be added not more than 1 hour before the time you will drink it, otherwise if it stayed long it may start to get the dark color and may not taste good.

Ready to drink.


Method 2: Dates Milkshake

Ingredients:

7 piece of Dates
8 - 10 pieces of Cashew
1 cup of milk
1 spoon of honey (this will make it too sweet, so if you don't like too sweet things, skip the honey thing here).

Method:

Put the mix together for 2 hours in a jar.
Mix it in the blender
* Some use cream with it while blending, it then has a nice foam but it is heavy.

Ready to drink.


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Termomix

Does anyone know where I can get books in English with recepies either Egyptian or from all over the world for Termomix ?
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Hi Luisfrps

I think you may get answers to your question if you post it under English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Food and drink > (then open a new thread with your question)

as not much people are following this thread.
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Re: Egyptian Food Recipes

Hawawshi

* This dish is very fast and easy to prepare - it requires Egyptian Bread, however in Switzerland you can make it using Lebanese Bread, you can buy it from Turkish shops, and Migros Geneva sells it as well.


Ingredients:

1/2 KG Minsed Meat
3 Big pieces of onions
1 Piece of Garlic
Salt & Pepper
Green and Red Pepper (Pepperoni is Ok as well)
3 Spoons of butter
1 Pack of Lebaneese Bread *contains 5 or 6

Method:

Minse the Onion and the Garlic and add them to the minsed meat.
Add the Salt and Pepper

Some people add also tomatoes cut either in Circles or into small peices.

Open the bread as per the pictures shown and add the mix into it

Put Butter all over the bread from both sides and cover it with FOIL.

Put it in the oven 180 degrees, for 30 min, please make sure that the meat is already stewed, you can check this by opening one foil and make sure that the bread is not hard and the meat took already the grey color.


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Re: Egyptian Food Recipes (Alexandrian Liver Sandwich)

Now comes the Alexandrian Liver Sandwich, really tasty especially if you got a take away sandwich and sat in front of the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria eating it with a drink near Sunset while watching sun drowning in the sea


Ingredients:

1 KGm of Liver (Preferred Lamp Liver) to be cut into long pieces “not wide”.
4 pieces of Garlic
3 Big Onions
Tomato (5 pieces)
Green Pepper (recommended the spicy one)
Oil (5 spoons)
Lemon Juice
Vinegar
Cumin
Hot spices (recommended)
Coriander

Bread (French or Lebanese will work)

Sauce: Sesame Sauce “Tahina”


Method:

Mince the Garlic with the cumin and the hot spices and the salt and put all in a bowl then put two spoons of vinegar and put the Liver after cutting it into pieces as explained.

Leave this mix in Fridge for at least 3 hours, and try to mix it every hour.

Cut the onions into slices and the tomatoes into cubes

Bring a pan and put the oil (assuming 5 big spoons make like 1/3 to ½ small cup) on fire, when it is heated, put the liver mix

This takes some min (maximum 10 - 20 min) , you will see the liver color changing into dark grey and its smell will help you to get that it is now stewed.

If the oil is all gone while it is not yet stewed add a little bit more while mixing the pan content.

One min before Switching off, add the onions, tomatoes, pepper and mix well then when switching off the fire – cover it and leave it for 5 min.

Prepare the Tahina Sauce (mentioned in earlier post)

Don't forget to add parcely to the sauce

Put it in a Sandwich, and enjoy your meal.
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