Salam! One of my passions is food and as I learn about other cultures, I try to learn about their cuisines. Whenever I travel, I prefer to live with the people and not in the tourist areas so I can learn more about them and about their customs and cuisines. Here are some of my favorite foods from home and from around the world that I have tried along the way.
One of my favorite foods
Stew with yellow split peas and meat (Makes 6 servings)
In a large non-stick pot, brown the onions and meat in 3 tablespoons oil. Add dried Persian limes, salt, pepper, turmeric, and tomato paste. Saute for 2 minutes longer. Pour in 1 1/2 cups water and bring to a cover and cook for another 45 minutes.
During this time fry the potato sticks in 1 cup of oil, drain on a paper towel and set aside.
Cook yellow split peas in 2 1/2 cups of water and 1/4 teaspoon salt for 30 minutes. Drain and add to pot..
Check to see that the meat and peas are tender. Taste the stew and correct seasoning.
Just before serving, arrange the French fries on top. Serve with steamed white rice.
Recipe by Sadaf (www.sadaf.com)