Today we are landing On letter I and I choice Israel without any second thought Because as I didn't have any choice I had some recipe bookmarked from this country and also as am doing daily cooking for each letter I never think change my mind and stick with the country which I decided already for some letters. Coming to today's country, Israel is officially known as state of Israel which comes under the middle eastern countries.The cuisine here is based on the jewish cuisine. Its traditional food includes Mediterranean cuisine and middle easter which includes hummus, falafal,couscous and zaatar. The national dish is of Israel is falafal which is the deep fried chick pea ball , this is the most favorite street food there. Vegetable salad are eaten with most of the meal I have a version of Israeli vegetable salad post do check my Israeli Vegetable salad which one of the national dish of Israel. I also had Posted a refreshing drink from this country earlier, so also check my Limonana ( frozen mint lemonade ) which is the national drink of Israel.
As you will be knowing Christmas is celebrated all over the world its hannukah for jewish and they even have their traditionally made dishes for the festival.I have tried fried doughnuts before But this the first time I tried the jelly doughnuts which is very famous in dunkin donuts here. Though we never have the doughnuts sold in the store bcoz it contains egg for sure.But I love trying doughnuts at home, so this is the first time I made these doughnut but filled with custard instead of jam.This is open of the favorite doughnuts made in Israel - Sufganiyot is super simple to make and is generally fried. They are seriously super addictive and my dear H just loved it a lot. In breads laffa bread is most famous in Israel and traditionally it is served with hummus . The laffa bread can be cut into strips and then served with hummus so that it is easy to dip and eat. Laffa bread is a famous middle eastern flat bread which is a very popular street food in the Israel. accompanied laffa with matbucha though it is a salad in Israel I made it a side dish for laffa and enjoyed it a lot. Matbucha is cold salad which is perfect dip to serve with breads, we had it with laffa but you can also have it with pita. Just like a salsa it can be pre made and stored in refrigerator. It was really delicious. Malabi is another very famous Middle eastern sweet which tastes just Like a custard , this luscious creamy rich dessert will leave you in heaven,it is seriously addictive. I topped it with strawberry syrup and it tasted yummm .. At last for salad I chose Israeli Couscous salad which is very popular salad and is present in all Israeli meal table. I did, have the Israeli variety pearl couscous so used the yellow fine variety for this salad. Am so happy to put this platter for this particular country as we enjoyed all the dishes made for this letter. I hope This post is not too lengthy as I made just 5 dish for country.. Will split the post soon and post it again.. lets move on to the recipe.
Israeli Meal Menu
Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh
Recipe Source: Here