Mamounieh (Syrian semolina pudding)

Mamounieh is an ancient dessert originating in Aleppo, Syria. It is traditionally eaten as breakfast food,in weddings and special occasions.

It is smooth and velvety semolina pudding topped with sizzling pine nuts, pistachio or any nuts you like and dashes of cinnamon. Some people like it hot, fresh for a wonderful winter dessert, while others prefer it cold or at room temperature in the summer, where it holds a firmer, more pudding-like consistency. There are people who like to add melted, white, stringy cheese to the dish, which is also very delicious!

Healthy dateand tahini bars

Arabian delights date with tahini bars recipe is the best thing you can do with dates in Syria especially in gym time. It is very healthy and full of energy.

These  bars are baked bars full of nuts and seeds. They are bound together by a thick date paste and ground up flax seeds and  coating them in a chocolate glaze sweetened with  dates.

Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, sugar, and fiber and other health-promoting nutrients that can help you stay healthy.

Pumpkins seeds  are the rich source of antioxidants as they are loaded with vitamins like- Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

Sunflower seeds are rich in healthy fats, beneficial plant compounds and several vitamins and minerals.

Tahini is a paste made from toasted, ground sesame seeds. It has a light, nutty flavor. It  is a great source of phosphorus and manganese, both of which play vital roles in bone health. It’s also high in thiamine (vitamin B1) and vitamin B6, which are important for energy production.

Ayran (Syrian Yogurt Drink)

Ayran is a refreshing salty 3 ingredient Syrian yogurt drink that takes only 2 minutes to make. It is served throughout the Middle East with different names and variations. Here I will show you 3 most popular ways to make and enjoy Ayran.

This drink will make you enjoy whole milk yogurt to the fullest. Perked up with some salt it goes pretty well with any meaty or spicy meal. It is especially delicious with kebabs and shawarma too.

Ayran reminds us a little bit of Indian lassi, just without the common additions of mango or strawberry flavour and sugar.


Awameh is a dessert that dates back to the early medieval period and the 13th-century Abbasid Caliphate, where it is mentioned in several of the existent cookery books of that time.

Awameh is Syrian yeasted dough that is fried and then sweetened with rosewater or sugar syrup. It can be infused with different flavors by adding spices to the batter like anise  or cinnamon . You can also infuse the syrup by adding some cardamom pods or cinnamon sticks to it.

In the Levant, they are called awameh and in Egypt zalabya

Batata Harra (Spiced Potatoes)

Batata Harra literally means spicy or hot potatoes in Arabic.

Traditionally crispy deep-fried, dressed with a mix of garlic, spices, herbs and lemon, it is soft and fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

These quick Syrian skillet potatoes pack tons of flavor from garlic, fresh herbs, and a unique mix of warm spices. A splash of lime juice adds a little extra brightness.

The ingredients used in the dish are quite beneficial, in perspective to health. Red peppers and chili have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, the vegetable is known to be very high in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, potassium, fiber, potassium, niacin and several other nutrients.

Batata Harra is a versatile dish that you can think of both as a side or even a unique potato salad.