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Creamy Orange Blossom Rice Pudding with Dried Roses

Creamy Orange Blossom Rice Pudding with Dried Roses

Creamy Orange Blossom Rice Pudding with Dried Roses excerpted from Palestine on a Plate: Memories from My Mother’s Kitchen by Joudie Kalla. Photography by Jacqui Small.

Palestine on a Plate: Memories from My Mother’s Kitchen by Joudie Kalla

Palestinian food is not just found on the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem with the ka’ak (sesame) bread sellers and stalls selling za’atar chicken and mana’eesh (za’atar and sesame bread), but in the home too; in the kitchens all across the country, where families cook and eat together every day, in a way that generations before them have always done.

Palestine on a Plate is a tribute to family, cooking, and home—old recipes created with love that brings people together in appreciation of the beauty of this rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the stories and culture of Palestine through the food in this book.

This is a celebration of real Palestinian food, cooked with the ingredients that Joudie’s mother and grandmother use, and their grandmothers used before them. Experience the wonderful flavours of Palestine through zingy fattet hummus (tangy yoghurt, chickpeas and hummus, served over toasted pita bread and drizzled in buttered pine nuts), satisfyingly spiced makloubeh (an upside down spiced rice dish with lamb neck and fried eggplant), eggplant and zucchini stuffed full with spiced and herbed lamb, and sublimely decadent awameh (honey dumplings) all accompanied by fresh mint tea and white coffee (not actually coffee at all, but a refreshing mix of water, orange blossom water and sugar).

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Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange

Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange

Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange, Simple Spice Vegetarian by Cyrus Todiwala. Photography by Matt Russell.

Simple Spice Vegetarian: Easy Indian Vegetarian Recipes From Just 10 Spices

Cyrus Todiwala shows you how to master vegetarian and vegan Indian recipes using just 10 spices—chilli, cumin, cilantro, turmeric, cardamom, cloves, saffron, cinnamon, mace and mustard seeds. All of the recipes in the book draw only on these core spices, making Indian cookery achievable for everyone, without impossibly long ingredient lists.

Cyrus shares his trademark combinations of Indian techniques with more familiar western ingredients, and vice versa, with imaginative new takes on vegetarian and vegan recipes such as Zucchini Koftas in Tomato Sauce, Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange, Masala Scrambled Eggs with Paneer, Quinoa and Mushroom Tadka and Baked Tandoori-style Caulifower.

Simple Spice Vegetarian: Easy Indian Vegetarian Recipes From Just 10 Spices is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.

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