Saturday, 14 April 2018

Khabees

MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON - APRIL 2018
#87TH BLOGGING MARATHON
THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS - INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST
DAY 11

"Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper"


   Yesterday was a crazy day. I had invited guests over for dinner. I tried posting my recipe for Day 11 in the afternoon and couldn't as there was no internet. Then I got busy with dinner. When my guests left, I cleared up the kitchen and thought I'd try to post the recipe and still no internet. Usually after a dinner party I find it difficult to fall asleep quickly. Maybe because I was tired and it was very humid. Kept on checking for the internet again and again (its at times like that when company phones 'conveniently' don't get connected as they don't want the customers to rave and rant). After 1a.m. got fed up of waiting and went to bed. This morning it was the same story. Now finally there is connection, a bit slow but hopefully will get work done.

   Doing this A-Z International Breakfast theme is an eye opener for me. Besides the usual parathas, eggs, pancakes that we all are quite use to, there are so many other breakfast dishes that are different. For the letter K I landed up in Bahrain. The recipe caught my attention because the dish is so similar to the wheat halwa we make. Imagine having a halwa for breakfast. But didn't our grandmothers sometimes serve halwa as a part of a grand breakfast? Or was it my grandmother who would share her halwa with us and we thought that was a part of the normal breakfast?

   Halwa served for breakfast or not I loved this K for Khabees from BAHRAIN. Any excuse to enjoy something sweet for breakfast. According to Wikipedia, Khabees is a flour and oil is a sweet dish from the Middle East and commonly served as breakfast especially during Eid days. Khabees made with semolina, plain flour or chickpea flour will have a slight change in name. Adding rosewater and a bit of saffron made khabees taste different from the usual wheat halwa I make. Instead of roasting the wheat flour and then adding to the hot water, I roasted it with a bit of ghee (clarified butter) and added the hot water. This way I was sure I wouldn't get any lumps.







KHABEES
Serves 2
Recipe Source: My life in Yanbu

1¼ cup hot water
½ cup wheat flour
a pinch of salt
3-4 tbsp sugar
1 tsp rose water
2 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp coarse nut powder
½ tsp cardamom powder (elachi)
a generous pinch of saffron

For topping:

2 tbsp mixed chopped nuts
some ghee
  1. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a pan over low heat.
  2. Add flour and stir fry it till it becomes a golden brown and gives off a pleasant aroma.
  3. Add nut powder, cardamom powder and saffron.
  4. Add the water, stirring the mixture all the time.
  5. Add sugar and rose water. Stir the mixture till it becomes thick.
  6. Serve khabees in a bowl.
  7. Top with chopped nuts and extra ghee and serve piping hot.
Tips:
  • The recipe I followed roasts the flour dry first and then water is added.
  • I used only 2 tbsp sugar. If you prefer sweeter khabees then add more sugar.
  • Serving with extra ghee is optional.
A-Z breakfast Dishes:

A - Apple Aebleskiver - Denmark
B - Baghrir - Morocco
C - Changua - Colombia
D - Dutch Baby Pancakes - Germany/USA
E - English Breakfast - England
F - French Toast - Canada
G - Griddle/Girdle Scones - Scotland
H - Hafragrautur -  Iceland
I - Idiyappam - India
J - Johnnycakes - Caribbean Islands

Check what other Mega Blogging Marathoners have made for Day 11:


   An InLinkz Link-up

Sending this recipe to the following event:



   

7 comments:

  1. Interesting dish, Khabees looks like super filling breakfast dish, with simple ingredients, am sure this Khabees is definitely i would like to give a try soon.

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  2. Never heard about khabees before, something unique from the middle east cuisine and excellent find,Mayuri !!! More than a halwa, it's kind of sound like rich wheat porridge to me, whatever it looks so delicious and i'm bookmarking to try !!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks like a breakfast for kings. It looks so rich and super inviting..

    ReplyDelete
  4. That is such an interesting breakfast dish. It is like a porridge made with wheat flour. Adding the spices must have made it taste amazing. LOVE that nutty topping as well.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very interesting and love the toppings in the dish.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow so much to learn... This is definitely a welcoming change. I think this A-Z is not only an eye opener for you for me also.

    ReplyDelete

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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Khabees

MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON - APRIL 2018
#87TH BLOGGING MARATHON
THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS - INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST
DAY 11

"Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper"


   Yesterday was a crazy day. I had invited guests over for dinner. I tried posting my recipe for Day 11 in the afternoon and couldn't as there was no internet. Then I got busy with dinner. When my guests left, I cleared up the kitchen and thought I'd try to post the recipe and still no internet. Usually after a dinner party I find it difficult to fall asleep quickly. Maybe because I was tired and it was very humid. Kept on checking for the internet again and again (its at times like that when company phones 'conveniently' don't get connected as they don't want the customers to rave and rant). After 1a.m. got fed up of waiting and went to bed. This morning it was the same story. Now finally there is connection, a bit slow but hopefully will get work done.

   Doing this A-Z International Breakfast theme is an eye opener for me. Besides the usual parathas, eggs, pancakes that we all are quite use to, there are so many other breakfast dishes that are different. For the letter K I landed up in Bahrain. The recipe caught my attention because the dish is so similar to the wheat halwa we make. Imagine having a halwa for breakfast. But didn't our grandmothers sometimes serve halwa as a part of a grand breakfast? Or was it my grandmother who would share her halwa with us and we thought that was a part of the normal breakfast?

   Halwa served for breakfast or not I loved this K for Khabees from BAHRAIN. Any excuse to enjoy something sweet for breakfast. According to Wikipedia, Khabees is a flour and oil is a sweet dish from the Middle East and commonly served as breakfast especially during Eid days. Khabees made with semolina, plain flour or chickpea flour will have a slight change in name. Adding rosewater and a bit of saffron made khabees taste different from the usual wheat halwa I make. Instead of roasting the wheat flour and then adding to the hot water, I roasted it with a bit of ghee (clarified butter) and added the hot water. This way I was sure I wouldn't get any lumps.







KHABEES
Serves 2
Recipe Source: My life in Yanbu

1¼ cup hot water
½ cup wheat flour
a pinch of salt
3-4 tbsp sugar
1 tsp rose water
2 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp coarse nut powder
½ tsp cardamom powder (elachi)
a generous pinch of saffron

For topping:

2 tbsp mixed chopped nuts
some ghee
  1. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a pan over low heat.
  2. Add flour and stir fry it till it becomes a golden brown and gives off a pleasant aroma.
  3. Add nut powder, cardamom powder and saffron.
  4. Add the water, stirring the mixture all the time.
  5. Add sugar and rose water. Stir the mixture till it becomes thick.
  6. Serve khabees in a bowl.
  7. Top with chopped nuts and extra ghee and serve piping hot.
Tips:
  • The recipe I followed roasts the flour dry first and then water is added.
  • I used only 2 tbsp sugar. If you prefer sweeter khabees then add more sugar.
  • Serving with extra ghee is optional.
A-Z breakfast Dishes:

A - Apple Aebleskiver - Denmark
B - Baghrir - Morocco
C - Changua - Colombia
D - Dutch Baby Pancakes - Germany/USA
E - English Breakfast - England
F - French Toast - Canada
G - Griddle/Girdle Scones - Scotland
H - Hafragrautur -  Iceland
I - Idiyappam - India
J - Johnnycakes - Caribbean Islands

Check what other Mega Blogging Marathoners have made for Day 11:


   An InLinkz Link-up

Sending this recipe to the following event:



   
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7 comments:

  1. Interesting dish, Khabees looks like super filling breakfast dish, with simple ingredients, am sure this Khabees is definitely i would like to give a try soon.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Never heard about khabees before, something unique from the middle east cuisine and excellent find,Mayuri !!! More than a halwa, it's kind of sound like rich wheat porridge to me, whatever it looks so delicious and i'm bookmarking to try !!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks like a breakfast for kings. It looks so rich and super inviting..

    ReplyDelete
  4. That is such an interesting breakfast dish. It is like a porridge made with wheat flour. Adding the spices must have made it taste amazing. LOVE that nutty topping as well.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very interesting and love the toppings in the dish.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow so much to learn... This is definitely a welcoming change. I think this A-Z is not only an eye opener for you for me also.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by. Your comments are valuable to me.