16:10 Niloufer Riyaz 10 Comments

Very much happy to announce to you all friends that AWED is being guest hosted here for the first time here.
AWED or A World Epicurian's Delight is the brain child of DK of Chef in You. AWED is a wonderful event where we get to know about  various types of cuisines. Thanks DK  for giving me an oppurtunity to host the
This month AWED is going to the KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA or KSA.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is known for its abundant traditional dishes whichn mirrors the tradition of the different regions n people who are there. The main staples being made from rice, wheat n vegetables. Al- kabsa is one of the famous dishes that you will find in KSA. The Saudi Cuisine may be varied but is very rich n more cosmopolitan.Their Cuisine is also influenced by their holy book The Quran where halal food is only allowed n pork or alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Arabic Tea or Khawa is a famous custom used in both casual n formal meetings. The tea is black without milk n has herbal flavourings in that. Arabic unleavened bread or Khobz is eaten with almost all meals n other favorites include shawarma, foul meddemas, felafel, n muttabeq.
You can also find an array of sweets like kunafa, baklawa, kamaruddin, muhallabiya etc. Though there are many non- vegetarian dishes in Saudi Cuisine You can still find vegetarian dishes there.
source: wikipedia n

So friends lets join  hands in trying out the famous Saudi Cuisine, Cook up Saudi dishes ranging from starters to desserts. The Dishes have to be vegetarian but eggs are allowed. Sharing you a few links where you will get an idea of recipes:
3) KSA Food Glossary
4) KSA- Sweets Glossary
5) Arabic Bites
6) Arusuvai
7) Food by country
8) inmamasakitchen
9) yasalamcooking
11) Arabic food blogspot

So here are the Rules:

a)Cook a vegetarian or vegan Saudi Arabian Dish, eggs are allowed.
b)No alcohol or non -halal foods.
c)Please link your entries to this event annoncement page and to DK's event announcement page.
d) Using of logo is a must.
e) Archived entries are allowed just link them to both the event announcement pages, no need to repost them.
f) Multiple entries are allowed.
g) Email me the recipe to along with the following details before September 30th

Blog Name:
Blog URL:
Recipe Name:
Recipe URL:

h) Non-bloggers can also participate in the event, just mail the recipe n the photo.

So friends! Lets explore the Saudi Cuisine!
Bon Appetite.


Priya Suresh said...

Dont know much about Arabic cuisine, thanks for choosing, will definitely send my entries..Happy hosting Nilou..

Nice & different event, will try to participate..

Unknown said...

Happy hosting, will surely try to participate.

lovely event
happy hosting

Radhika said...

Great choice. Happy Hosting!

I think these AWES events are totally cool. Great exposure to world food for us! Cheers!

Happy hosting! I am looking forward to discover Saudi cooking! Will dig into my Gulf states cooking book!

lovely event and will definitely take part. between Congrats on another win at No croutons required. that soup looked delicious and will give it a try this winter.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Love to explore the Saudi cuisine, happy hosting :-)

Interesting event!!! Will definitely send in some recipes that i know.. Nice blog! Happy blogging :-) Drop on soemtime .