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Indian cuisine is a riot of colours, flavours, and spices. Every state has its own unique culture- ingrained taste bud. And, to many of us staying within familiar tastes is a sacrosanct act. Of course an occasional trip to a speciality restaurant that serves another fare is ok. But, as a matter of routine ...at home...NO!

One of the benefits of being born to parents who dared an interstate marriage (am talking about India of the 70's) was being able to widen a regional taste bud to accept, experiment and, relish eclectic cuisines :-)

I love food! Be it traditional or fusion, cooking is all about turning out fare that is tasty and healthy.I welcome all lovers of good food to come on aboard and share your kitchen adventures.

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Happy cooking!

Dershana

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A relook at Falafel and Hummus

My favourite aunt emailed me yesterday. She wanted to know all that I remembered about Lebanon - the people, places, food et al because the new novel she was about to teach at school is set in Lebanon (she is a French teacher in a Canadian high school).Our stay at Beirut, Lebanon dates back to 2005. That's where my software hubby was catapulted to, just after our betrothal, by his parent company to work on a Middle East Airlines project. And after marriage, that's where my role of the 'trailing spouse' began

I loved the beautiful terrain. We lived in a serviced apartment a short walk from the corniche and the picturesque pigeon rocks.

Could go on about the place! But food is what matters out here
I'd earlier posted two famous Lebanese recipes along with the story behind my learning them, and I repost them now to make it easier for my athai to look up.

Falafel with Garlic labenah dip




http://thefootloosechef.blogspot.com/2008/07/falafel-with-garlic-labenah-dip-and.html


Hummus (chickpea dip with sesame paste)



http://thefootloosechef.blogspot.com/2008/09/hummus-chick-pea-dip-with-sesame-paste.html

8 comments:

Cham said...

The falafel and hummus are authentic - They look fabulous :)

Preety said...

that's so sweet, falafel looks so crisp

Superchef said...

im a big fan of middle eastern food!!

Tina said...

Never tried this..Looks fabulous...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's an yummy recipes...nice to see you back dear...how is life? r u at mom's place or back?

my kitchen said...

Excellent Falafel ,looks good

Divya Vikram said...

The dip with garlic sounds great with the falafel. Yummy!

meeso said...

Ah, who wouldn't love this! Yum!

 
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