Levantine Recipe: Yogurt Stew (Shakriyeh)

Shakriyeh, is what we call this dish.

It is truly very easy to make, and very soothing to eat.

All you need is beef cubes, yogurt, labaneh (which you must find available in your Arab supermarket), and some spice.

rice and yogurt, shakrieh, levantine dish, shakriyeh, laban immo

The pine nuts are just optional. I love them, so I add them. But you can have this dish without them. It is a dish served with rice. Many Arabs love to cook their rice with vermicelli, but I like to keep my dishes light during the week so I cook it using long grain rice.

shakiyeh, laban immo, yogurt and rice, cooked yogurt, levantine dish

I took the recipe from my mother, but also have used some additions from other food bloggers so it is a mix, but since the dish is not complex it is not very different from one person to another. Some people prefer to use lamb, but I always go for beef if I can.

shakriyeh, laban immo, yogurt, cooked yogurt

You can find the recipe in this link: Shakriyeh, or browse my instagram stories to find it in video.

Enjoy, and let me know if you do give it a go.

Kofta with Tomatoes and Potatoes

A while back, I shared my mother’s recipe of Kofta soaked in tomatoes. Last week I added a new recipe from a friend of mine that includes potatoes and tomatoes. It is a very easy dish and is usually my go-to when I want a quick dish full of protein.

To make this, you need to go to an Arab butcher (if you are living outside the Middle East) and ask for the kofta ready mix. If you do not have an Arab butcher around you, then you can find the step by step to make a kofta at home from my precious Kofta with tomatoes recipe which you will also find in the same post.

You will need: Kofta, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Spice, Tomato Paste, Lemon, Ketchup, Sugar, and Stock.

You will find the full recipe in the following link Kofta.

I hope you do give it a try and let me know how it turns out.

Bon Appétit!