Mrs. Hemi’s Shorba


1 chicken – portioned

1 medium onion – finely chopped

1/4 kg kishuim – peeled and diced small

1.5 cups rice

4-6 bay leaves

1/4 kg grated tomatoes

125 gr prepared small red beans, with water in which they were cooked

salt, pepper, turmeric, ginger, baharat

Method: Soak rice overnight with bay leaves. Change […]

Mrs. Hemi’s Pilau


1 chicken – portioned (save skin and fat)

1/2 cup prepared small red beans – drained

about 1 kg pumpkin – cut in 2 cm slices

400 gr rice – soaked 2 hours in salt water, washed and drained

handful dill

1 pkt raisins (100 gr)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

salt, turmeric, pepper

Method: Heat […]

Mom’s Chicken in Black Beer


Chicken portions

2 large onions – cubed

2 cloves garlic – crushed

1 bottle black beer


salt and pepper

mixed herbs

lots of parsley

2 tins tomato puree + 4 tins water

Method: Brown chicken in oven with salt, pepper, and garlic. Fry onions and add garlic, puree, water, beer and herbs, and […]

Aharoni’s Lemon Chicken


1 medium onion

500 gr chicken breasts

1 unblemished lemon


1.5 cups clear soup

juice of 2 lemons

6 Tablespoons sugar

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

4 Tablespoons dry white wine


2 egg whites

2 Tablespoons cornflour

2 Tablespoons dry white wine

pinch […]

Chicken Parmesan


2 schnitzels

1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

2 slices Mozarella cheese

1 Tablespoon parmesan

1 cup spaghetti sauce

Method: Coat chicken with breadcrumbs and parmesan. Place in glass micro-waveable dish, and cover. Microwave on HIGH for 7 minutes. Remove from oven, pour over spaghetti sauce, and top with mozarella. Microwave another 3-4 minutes.

Mom's Sweet and Sour Schnitzel






salt and pepper

lots of fresh lemon juice


bay leaves


Method: Dip each piece of schnitzel in breadcrumbs mixed with paprika, and place in pyrex or baking dish. Bake in oven till brown.

Auntie Myra’s Tomato Bredie


meat or chicken

sliced onions

tomato puree

little sugar


salt, pepper

Method: Brown onions in little oil. Add seasoned meat and little water. Continue cooking, stirring, and adding water if necessary. Add tomato puree and little sugar. Add potatoes, and cook till potatoes soft.