recipe has been reproduced with the kind permission
in Ham, South West London Samara
Cuisine not only caters for all kinds of occasions,
such as dinner parties, birthday parties, weddings,
hen nights, Christmas parties, office parties, corporate
functions and conferences but also teaches hands on
cookery classes in Lebanese cuisine.
classes are held in our Mediterranean garden, and in
Winter the classes take place in our dining room over
looking the Mediterranean garden, in front of a cosy
class features three different Lebanese recipes, tips
on how to preserve food, best places to shop, how to
choose the ingredients, costs and the amount you need
to prepare for different occasions. You can also join
us, a day before on a shopping trip to the local market
or the Arabic shops to introduce you to many new ingredients,
and how to use them.
cooking session accommodates four people. Everyone prepares
and helps to put together the meal and at the end of
each session we all sit down with a bottle of Lebanese
wine to sample the food.
participants will take home a plate of Lebanese Baklava,
a bag of Lebanese bread, all the recipes they tried
and general cooking tips.
. . like to know more about how to book a cooking class
then visit www.samaracuisine.co.uk
Cup of fava beans
1/2 Cup of chick peas
1 Small onion diced
1 Garlic clove diced
1/3 Cup of flat parsley leaves
1/3 Cup of coriander leaves
1 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp of water
1 tbsp of flour
3 Cups of vegetable oil
the fava beans and the chick peas and put in a large
pan. Add lots of water and soak overnight.
the beans and put in a food processor, add all the
ingredients, and mix until it makes a coarse paste.
aside for around 2 hours to marinate.
from the fridge and add 1 tsp of baking powder, mix
heat the vegetable oil in a deep pan, take a large
spoonful of the paste, roll in the palm of your hand
and deep fry until golden.
hot with tahini sauce. Great in a sandwich with lettuces