Authentic Egyptian Cooking (Arabic): From the Table of Abou El Sid

Authentic Egyptian Cooking (Arabic): From the Table of Abou El Sid

by Nehal Leheta


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Traditionally, Egyptian cooking has been best practiced and enjoyed at home, where generations of unrecorded family recipes have been the sustaining repertoire for daily meals as well as sumptuous holiday feasts. Abou El Sid, one of Cairo’s most famous restaurants, has become well known for its authentic Egyptian dishes, and now presents more than fifty of its most classic recipes in a cookbook for the enjoyment of home cooks all over the world.

Egyptians will recognize their favorites, from holiday dishes such as Fettah to the arrays of appetizers like aubergine with garlic, special lentils, and tahina; those new to Middle Eastern food will find the recipes simple and simply delicious, and enjoy the Egyptian table even if they don’t have the heritage of the pharaohs in their family backgrounds.

- 57 authentic Egyptian recipes from starters to main courses to desserts.

- Each recipe illustrated with gorgeous, full color photographs.

- Beautifully designed and visually sumptuous boutique book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789774166884
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 11/06/2015
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,071,764
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Nehal Leheta is an interior designer in Cairo with a strong interest in cuisine. She has designed a number of restaurant interiors in Egypt, and is a co-founder of Design Point, an interior and architecture design and consulting firm.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Abou El Sid
Introduction to Egyptian Cuisine
Common Ingredients
Chicken Soup with Orzo
Lentil Soup
Abou El Sid Eggplant Salad
Tahina (Sesame Cream Dip)
Baba Ghanoug Dip (Eggplant Dip)
Yogurt, Cucumber, and Mint Dip
Oriental Salad
Bessara (Fava and Coriander Dip)
Abou El Sid Lentils
Kishk with Yogurt
Spicy Cheese Dip
Stuffed Vine Leaves
Fried Eggplant
Oriental Fuul (Fava Beans with Bell Peppers and Onions)
Fuul with Tahina (Fava Beans with Tahina Sauce)
Taameya (Falafel)
Fried Eggs with Pastrami
Lamb Kofta or Tarb
Spicy Oriental Sausage
Kobeba (Fried Cracked Wheat and Lamb Meatballs)
Chicken Livers Alexandrian Style
Grilled Quail
Mini Veal Kebab Brochette
Stuffed Mombar Sausage
Veal liver Alexandrian Style
Mahshi (Stuffed Vegetables)
Main Courses
Mesakaa (Eggplant with Minced Meat)
Spinach and Veal Tagin
Artichoke and Veal Tagin
Veal Tagin with Fireek
Okra and Veal Tagin
Veal and Orzo Tagin
Veal and Pearl Onion Tagin
White Bean Tagin
Roasted Veal Abou El Sid Style
Green Peas Tagin
Veal Tagin with Shaareya
Molokheya with Chicken
Molokheya with Rabbit
Molokheya with Meatballs
Stuffed Pigeon with Rice or Fireek
Circassian Chicken with Walnut Sauce
Grilled Veal Chops
Abou El Sid Taurnedos Fillet
Fish Sayadeya
Grilled Fish
Shrimp Tagin with Red Rice
Seafood Tagin with Red Rice
Fettah (Egyptian rice with yogurt, meat, and tomato sauce)
Om Ali with Mixed Nuts
Mohalabeya (Oriental Milk Pudding)
Fiteer Meshaltet (Oriental Pancakes)
Ashoura with Mixed Nuts
Pumpkin Gratin

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