Category Archives: Middle-Eastern

Gyros from leftover koobideh or joojeh

As a kid, I generally didn’t like leftovers–and I think I know why. Not all leftovers are good eats. Though I have to admit, some might be even better (think spaghetti). I later learned how to bring back leftovers into … Continue reading

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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce goes great with joojeh and koobideh. You might know it as “gyro sauce”. This is for one small jar of yoghurt. Just double or triple as needed…  8 oz. container plain Greek yoghurt. You could use regular yoghurt … Continue reading

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Kebab Joojeh Recipe (Persian Chicken Kabab)

Ingredients: 2 pounds chicken breast cut into chunks 12 oz. yoghurt 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon black pepper 3 cloves of garlic, grated or pressed 1 lemon ½ stick of butter Cilantro

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Kabab Koobideh (Persian ground meat kabab)

Special thanks to Hanif Bayat for use of his pictures. His site on Iranian food is here: http://www.hanifworld.com/Sofreh.htm 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 ground lamb or beef. For beef, use 80/20 or 85/15. Anything leaner will not be good! 2 large onions … Continue reading

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Kim’s Awesome Hummus Recipe

Ingredients: 2 cans chick peas 2 garlic cloves 1 1/2 lemons (juiced) 1/4 Cup tahini (see recipe below or buy a jar) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin 1/8 tsp pepper 1/8 tsp red pepper 1/8 tsp tumeric 4 Tbsp … Continue reading

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