• Algerian Sweets – Dziriettes

    May 13, 2011thecoffeebreak

      It has been quiet around here.  Days came and went without adventures.  And same was with our food. There were no experimenting, no action in the kitchen. Just simple but nutritious everyday meals.   It was Tuesday afternoon when I decided to bake a little treat for us. I opened my cupboard to look…

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  • Loubia bil Dersa

    April 30, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Loubia is traditional Algerian dish made of green beans and spicy tomato sauce. Spices that are usually used are cumin, paprika, garlic and chilli powder although some cooks add also coriander, cayenne pepper or cinnamon. Loubia is served as a side dish or can be eaten with just bread. This is another recipe for 7th…

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  • Khoubz el dar

    April 26, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Khoubz el dar is Algerian leavened ‘house bread’ and every family have their own version of this bread. Some families use milk, butter or eggs in the dough and sprinkle some semolina, sesame seeds or spices on top. Khoubz el dar can be cooked in a skillet- you just have to form round pancake and…

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  • Chorba

    April 24, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Chorba is traditional spicy tomato based Algerian soup. Usually cooked with lamb, vegetables, chickpea and vermicelli. Very tasty, easy to make and will keep you warm in a cool days. (Serves 4-6) Ingredients: 250-300 gram lamb cut in cubes 2 carrot, sliced 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic,…

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  • Karantita

    April 4, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Karantita is Algerian dish made from chickpea flour. This dish is one of the favourite in Algeria and is made in every family. It usually served hot, spread on baguette with harissa sauce and sprinkled with cumin on top. Karantita has different names, such as karane, guarantita, kalantita and quaratita. This is my husband’s recipe.…

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