Monday, September 29, 2014

Yemeni Meal

Yemeni meals are not really vegetarian but like other recipes from the Middle East, Yemeni recipes can be converted fairly easily given the large number of ingredients. I made a one dish meal with dessert. The two dishes made a scrumptious meal. I usually make 4-6 dishes when planning a full meal but my husband was travelling when I cooked this meal so I had to keep the quantity down. :)


Boreck is a one dish meal. It is very filling with 10 layers of thinly rolled dough placed one on top of the other with the stuffing in between. When in a hurry it may seem like a lot of work. You should plan this dish when you have time. Then the rolling out of the dough to a paper thin disc will seem calming. For dessert I made halawat gajur. It is a delicious baked version of the gajar halwa as we know it.


I started cooking this meal right after lunch. I made the dessert and planned on starting the Boreck at 3 pm. Then I got carried away chatting with my father and before I knew it it was 5 pm. I debated over whether I would be able to finish but not having planned any back up I had to keep going. I finished well after 7 pm. Luckily it was a very sunny and clear day so the light did not fade allowing me to get good pictures.


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




This is my entry for the letter Y 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.





12 comments:

  1. After almost a month long full fledged meals from you, this one pot meal looks too little. :) Nonetheless, seems like a filling one. Nice choice of dishes for Yemeni meal

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  2. Boreck looks fabulous and quite filling, that baked gaja halwa is tempting me a lot..Both looks prefect for me to finish my dinner happily.

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  3. Very stunning looking meal you got there Varada!..great going..

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  4. I read the post yesterday but was not able to comment. .wonder why..ever since I saw I was blown away love those layers..lot of hard work but the dish looks simply mind blowing. .not to worry it makes up for the elaborate meal..too good.

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  5. I tasted Turkish borek and really loved it. Your home made version looks perfect.

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  6. The meal looks fantasticand I totally agree that the borek is filling by itself!

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  7. Just reading about the dishes makes me hungry.Love the way you have plated the halwa...

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  8. Beautifully made borek... The layers looks so perfect & of course the dessert is very inviting too.

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  9. wow very tempting dishes from yemen :) the dessert looks so yummy !!

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  10. I eat Yemeni food a lot at a local restaurant but here you presented two dishes I have never had

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  11. Very beautiful presentation and such efforts you have made for the dishes..

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  12. Wow what a yum meal. Its seems a lot of effort to me.

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