MUJADDARA | Rice and Lentils with Caramelized Onions


MUJADDARA | Rice and Lentils with Caramelized Onions, a Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipe

A popular Levantine dish during Armenian Lent season, Mujaddara or Mudardara as it is called in Lebanon, is rice and brown lentils cooked together pilaf style and tossed with caramelized onions.


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Herbed Rice-Stuffed Bell Peppers and Sun-Dried Eggplants


Aromatic Herbed Rice-Stuffed Bell Peppers and Sun-Dried Eggplants


Sambousek Ouzi | Deep Fried Savory Hand Pies


These savory hand pies can be passed along as finger food or set up as part of a Middle Eastern mezze table with other small bites.  Perfect for parties, sambousek can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen; simply deep fry when needed and serve warm or at room temperature.



Bulgur Wheat Pilaf with Meat and Vegetables | A Traditional Armenian One-Dish Meal Recipe



South Asian Beef and Potato Biryani Recipe


This fragrant rice casserole once reserved for the Royals of the Nawabs and Nizams and special occasions is now considered common dish; reflecting traditions and flavors that have evolved throughout centuries.  Using beef and potatoes in the recipe is just one of many variants of biryani that is prepared in South Asia.

Trying to pin point the origins of a dish is hard enough, so I’m not going to go deep into the culinary anthropology of biryani.



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