Friday, September 19, 2014

Qatari Meal

As the only country with the letter Q I was a little worried about finding recipes from this country to make a full meal. But as with Oman, Qatari recipes use a lot of ingredients in their dishes so it is possible to use substitutes to make a non vegetarian dish vegetarian.


A lot of the dishes from Qatar are Arabic in origin and are eaten with regional variations all over the middle east. Machboos is a one dish meal which I have made vegetarian with the use of paneer. For a side I made Fatayer Sabanek, a spinach filled pastry. Fatayer is also made with a cheese filling. The cheese is usually salty in taste. I had a little leftover cotija cheese that I mixed into the spinach filling to give it added taste. For dessert I made Basbousa, a simple dessert similar to sheera or halwa. Baking the semolina mixture gives it a lovely cake like consistency and taste. This was a very tasty meal and we loved all three dishes very much.


No new ingredients were used in this meal but I enjoyed making the Machboos. Now even though the Machboos is filling I wanted to try Fatayer Sabanek. I just knew it would be delicious by reading the recipe and I was right.

Here are the recipe for the dishes on the menu
And for dessert



This is my entry for the letter Q for BM #44 for the theme Around the world in 30 Days. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#44.






10 comments:

  1. Such a filling and hearty meal..I am sure even with just three dishes, it must have been so good..and satisfying!

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  2. lovely spread again, and nice unusual recipes...although I expected machboos the two are new for me

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  3. All three dishes have been made very well..with absolute perfection.

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  4. Fatayer are my favourite, tried them few months back and loved it. Btw machboos sounds quite new for me, else basbousa is my all time favourite.

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  5. All teh three dishes look good Varada!

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  6. All the dishes look so very yum Varada. Wish I was eating them and you cooking,

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