Ramadan Special #3

Haute Arabia Tip: Don’t skip your Suhour! It helps prevent headaches and gives you strength and vitality for the day which can make fasting easier and tolerable.

Haute Arabia Recipe:  Humus Bi Tamar Hindi 

African cuisines are on the top in making delectable and unique tamarind recipes. Tamarind is native to Africa and grows wild throughout the Sudan were there is Arabian influence in their cuisine. This is also served in the Arabian Gulf as a meze. It has a very tasty flavour from the tart tamarind.

Serves: 4

Preparing Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups canned chick-peas, rinsed (or cook your own)
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (I do feel quality of tahini can make or break)
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind paste (or to taste, no seeds!)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger (or to taste)
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • fresh lemon juice, to taste (optional, I use this)
  • minced garlic, to taste (optional, I recommend only a small amount to let the tamarind shine)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves (fresh coriander) or 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (I recommend unrefined, has a better flavour and is much healthier)
  • water (if needed)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients, except coriander or parsley and olive oil, in a food processor and process into a somewhat thick paste, adding a little water as necessary.
  2. Taste and adjust flavours to taste.
  3. Place on a serving platter and sprinkle with fresh coriander or chopped parsley and extra virgin olive oil just before serving.


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Haute Arabia Recommends: Maciej Zabawa Scarf

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It is that time of the year where little children get as excited as the old to tie colorful scarves and run along to catch up with the elders to be a part of the night prayers (Taraweeh). How about getting these bright and beautiful scarves for those little kids to keep encouraging them to keep the effort for good that they do until the end of the month? It could bring not only a smile to their face but more motivation to keep working for the cause.

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