How to make homemade yogurt

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I did use too much yogurt on Afghani dishes …Then I decide to make it at home …

And why not to share it with you guys ..My idea is SOO  simple and easy …The recipe request no special machines …..

If you guys look around by now on your kitchen you can find all of these items.

All you need :

1 gallon milk

1 cup plain yogurt

sterilized jars

wood spoon or whisk

Saucepan

Direction :

Place milk in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until it reaches 180 degrees. Then let the milk cool to 120 degrees

Stir one cup of plain yogurt  into the cooled milk, using a whisk or wood spoon . Stir well to ensure that the yogurt is thoroughly incorporated into the milk.

Pour the milk into jars, and put the lids and bands on.

Wrap jar  in 2 clean kitchen towels, or small blanket  completely covering sides and top. Let stand  in a warm place for about  4 to 5 hours.

Refrigerate it ; about 30 minutes, then you can serve it …I hope you guys enjoy the video thanks for watching :

Place milk in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until it reaches 180 degrees. Then let the milk cool to 120 degrees

Stir one cup of plain yogurt  into the cooled milk, using a whisk or wood spoon . Stir well to ensure that the yogurt is thoroughly incorporated into the milk.

Pour the milk into jars, and put the lids and bands on.

Wrap jar  in 2 clean kitchen towels, or small blanket  completely covering sides and top. Let stand  in a warm place for about  4 to 5 hours.

Refrigerate it ; about 30 minutes, then you can serve it …I hope you guys enjoy the video thanks for watching :

Recipe for egg rolls with ground beef

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Ingredients:

1 small chopped onion

1 cup chopped cabbage

2 crashed garlic gloves

1/2 pound ground beef 2 tablespoon oil

spices : 1 teaspoon salt , 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder , 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and red pepper to taste.

oil for deep frying

Direction :

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté  onion, garlic,  Continue to sauté until onions are tender.

Then add the meat let it cooked for few minutes then add the cabbage and spices …

Mix all the ingredients and simmer until all the elements become tender and soft .

Transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside.

Place 1 wrapper on clean  work surface. . roll up according to package directions.

Fold up bottom corner over beef and then fold in side corners and continue rolling until the egg roll is formed.

Brush the top of the wrapper with water,  Repeat process with all The rest of  wrappers..

Fry egg rolls  in  vegetable oil until crispy golden brown.  Place on plate, serve it with yogurt  or drizzle with BBQ sauce.

Enjoy !

 

How do i make dumpling Ashak

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Hi everyone and welcome to Amalkitchen . Amal back to work  after I did fix my computer .

Thanks to my husband with his support …… Working on my blog was one of the things making me happy..

Today I wanna show you guys how do I make my dumpling or Ashak ;

Ashak are dumplings filled with leeks.  Ashak  is topped with mint  yogurt sauce and a meat sauce.

Ashak is a dish that requires time, we cook it when we have guests, celebrations, or holidays.

STEP 1: 1/2 pound gandana, leeks or chives, washed and finely chopped,1 tables spoon oil , black pepper

and salt to taste, mix all the ingredient togethers.  Knead until the chives or leeks become soft.

Put 1 to 2 teaspoons of the drained leeks on half of

the rounds. Use the other half to cover the leeks  thanks to my husband he did help me for the filling

takes too much  time as he say.

Place the prepared ashak on to a  floured  tray. Do not place on top of each other as they will stick together.

Step 2 : Prepare the meat sauce

Heat the oil in a pan, add the finely chopped onion  , 2 crashed gloves garlic and fry until they are brown. Add the meat 1/2 pound ground meat,

cover the pan and let them cooked.

When the meat become brown Add salt to taste , 1/2 teaspoon  red pepper ,1 teaspoon coriander and 1 teaspoon turmeric Mix in the tomato juice ( 1 can tomato sauce 0 and bring to a boil.

Stir well, then lower the heat and simmer .  then add the gurbanzo ( 1 can )  and cooked  for few minutes

until the sauce is thick  .

step 3: Boil the dumpling

Bring  water to a boil in a large pan and then  drop in the dumpling  and boil gently for about 10

minutes, then  Drain them.

step 4: Serve Ashak

Once you  done  put the dumplings in a plate on top of the yogurt , Cover with the remaining yogurt and

meat sauce ,sprinkle with the dry  mint.

For more details here is my videos how do I make the dumpling Ashak …. ..And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more videos …

 

Moroccan soup bessara or green split peas soup

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In winter usually mom cook soup , but my favorite one is green  split peas soup or fava bean.

The Arabic word for this dish is bessara witch can be served soup or dip .

Bessara made with dried fava bean or split green pea , or you can mix both….

if you want to cook it with dried fava bean you should soak it in water overnight.

The secret of this soup is cumin .. witch give it a very nice flavor …and olive oil complete the work .

Bessara is easy to make …

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Ingredients :

2 cups green split peas

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 and half teaspoon ground cumin

1 and half teaspoon paprika

salt to taste

2 gloves garlic peeled

4 cups water

Direction :

Place the green peas ,garlic, water, salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil , in medium sized sauce pan

and bring it to boil.

Simmer for 1 hour until the green peas  are soft .

Add the cumin and paprika .

Puree the liquid using the hand-held blender.

Add a little bit of water if the liquid is too thick .

Serve the soup into bowl, sprinkle with paprika and cumin, drizzle

with extra-virgin olive oil .

Serve bessara warm with bread and you can add lemeon juice .

This is  the link for bessara video on my youtube channel :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faTW-ziHDm0