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Juma Recipe – Potato Chap

As part of the kubba family, this ‘potato pattie’ is the snack of all snacks.  Soft, smooth, pillow-like, mash potato which is stuffed with marinated lamb mince and parsley, dusted with breadcrumb and shallow fried until gold and crispy. …

In the Juma Kitchen – Knafa For Dessert

Knafa, is a delicate Levantine dessert that is layered with shredded filo pastry and oozing in the middle with soft cheese and blossom water infused cream. Sprinkled with pistachios and rose petals, this dessert has a unique floral flavour…

Iraqi Dolma Recipe

I remember being intrigued by dolma as a young child.  My aunties would spend hours in the kitchen preparing these one pot wonders and I wanted to know more. Once I got older, and after many failed attempts, I learnt the dish myself. …

Spiced Baba Ganoush, A New Philip Juma Dish

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 medium aubergines 1 lemon (juiced) 2 garlic clove grated (small) 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin ½ tsp chilli powder 2 tbls natural yoghurt Salt and pepper Extra virgin olive oil 1 small pomegranate …

EXCLUSIVE PHILIP JUMA RECIPE

This recipe is not labour intensive but still involves some 'hand-making' - this is Iraqi cuisine after all! Bourek or 'boureg' as it's known (colloquial Iraqi) is described as stuffed pastry. This particular recipe, lamb bourek, is a light…

Yalla’s Easy Meals From Around The World

Bring some international flavour to the family’s table The beetroot season is upon us, and before they disappear from the bazaar Yalla presents a simple recipe for a Russian classic - borscht, a delicious, hearty soup. This is more than…

Kurdish Bread “Nan Teeri”

Traditional nan teeri bread can be found throughout the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. An essential part of the Kurdish diet, it can be found elsewhere in Iraq, where it is known as ‘raqaq’. Before making nan terri you will need: A circular…

Basra: Paradise for Fish Lovers

Basra is home to the only strip of coast in Iraq, and as one might expect the province enjoys a reputation for fine seafood, as well as its own takes on the freshwater fish dishes that can be found throughout the country. Plates are graced…

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