Mandi RecipeBy baidooneMandi (Arabic: مندي) is a traditional dish originated from Hadhramaut, Yemen, consisting mainly of meat and rice with a special blend of spices. It is cooked in a pit underground. It's extremely popular and prevalent in most areas of the Arabian Peninsula, and even considered a staple dish in many regions. It's also found in Egypt, the Levant, and Turkey.
Mandi is usually made from rice, meat (lamb, camel, goat or chicken), and a mixture of spices called Hawaij. The meat used is usually a young and small sized lamb to enhance the taste further.
Mandi is considered the staple dish served during special events, such as Eid, weddings, and feasts in Yemen and the south of the Saudi Arabia.Baklava with walnuts, almonds and hazelnutsBy baidooneBaklava (Arabic: بقلاوة) is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It is characteristic of the cuisines of the Levant and the broader Middle East, along with Greece, the South Caucasus, Balkans, Maghreb, and Central Asia.