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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Sudanese Kisra Kesra Bread

Three rules for making Sudanese fermented Kisra or Kesra bread is practice, patience, and preparation.



Kisra or Kesra is a common North African fermented bread that looks similar to crepes or flat bread.




Kisra is a staple food made throughout North Africa including Sudan and South Sudan. Slow-fermented Kisra bread has more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than regular bread because of the process of fermentation process easier to digest.

Kisra bread
Kisra bread

Easy Sudanese Kisra Bread


Ingredients:
1 cup wheat flour
2-3 cups water
1/4 cup plain yogurt
Sesame oil for greasing the crepe pan


Directions:
Mix flour with 2-3 cups water into a thin consistency, similar to pancake mixture but slightly thinner.

Add yogurt and mix well. Leave covered for 3 days to ferment in the fridge.

Heat the pan and grease lightly with oil. Pour ¼ cup of the dough mixture onto the crepe pan and spread evenly using a crepe maker utensil into a thin sheet. Allow 1-2mins to cook one side then flip and cook another 1 minute.


Eat Sudanese Kirsa bread with your favorite soups and stews, make into a decadent dessert or as a wrap for your lunch sandwich. 


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Traditional Dishes from Algeria Northern Africa


Traditional Dishes from Algeria Northern Africa



Algeria has rich culture and food recipes. From the art of cooking, the vast majority of the populace is found in the extreme northern part of the country along the Mediterranean Coast making the most delicious recipes for family and friends.

Chakchouka a traditional Algerian dish
Chakchouka a traditional Algerian dish


Five traditional dishes from Algeria
Want to try some new and exotic dishes? Drawing influences from Berber cultures, Algerian cuisine is sure to present you with a taste you will never forget.



Chakchouka
Start your day off right with Chakchouka, a traditional Algerian dish that’s mainly eaten for breakfast. Traditionally, the main components in Chakchouka include sautéed onions, tomatoes and various spices topped with a few eggs. This meal goes great with couscous, Kesra bread, or rice to soak up the sauces.



Couscous
Often considered the national dish of Algeria, Couscous is a perfect complement to any meal. This dish is composed of small pellets of steamed semolina topped with meat, vegetables, and various spices. In Algeria, the most popular meat and vegetable accompaniments for this meal include chicken, carrots and chickpeas. Although a rather simple dish, Couscous offers considerable freedom in its selection of ingredients. 



Hariri
Are you in the mood for something light to fill your stomach? Harira is a traditional North African soup possessing a rich and hearty flavor. Recipes for this dish vary from region to region but in Algeria, Harira is often composed of lamb simmered with vegetables, spices and herbs. 



Mechoui
The name Mechoui comes from Arabic word meaning, “roast on a fire,” and like its namesake, the meal is prepared in much the same way. This dish is composed of meat spiced and roasted over a fire and is mainly prepared for large gatherings.



Makroudh
Have a sweet tooth, make Makroudh, a traditional Algerian dessert. This pastry is composed of a date or almond stuffing with deep fried semolina dipped in honey. Makroudh also goes great with coffee and tea.




Friday, February 8, 2019

Sizzling Curry Powder

Curry spices homemade it is really just that simple to make your own curry powder at home.


Sizzling Curry Powder Chickpeas
Sizzling Curry Powder Chickpeas

Origin Senegal
Yield about 1/4 cup


Ingredients
1 tablespoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 tablespoon red pepper flake
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger


Directions
Mix all ingredients well and store in airtight container away from light and heat.

It's just that simple to make your own spices.

Curry Spices Homemade



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