Posts Tagged ‘Israeli’

Israeli Snack Mix

March 11, 2011

This is insanely addictive.

It is based (very loosely) on Chex Mix and an Indian snack mix known variously as chivda, chewda, chevda, Bombay mix, and a bunch of other things.  It is also known as the Indian version of Chex Mix. I was eating some Bissli falafel snack, and it made me think of sev, which are these fried noodles made from chickpea flour. Not that I have ever tasted sev, but the Bissli snack looked and tasted the way that I imagined sev would taste.

So, I looked at a bunch of recipes for the Indian snack mix and the basic Chex Mix recipe and then went into the kitchen and winged it. I used Amba powder as my spice base, along with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, garlic powder, and some Worcestershire sauce.

What makes it Israeli snack mix? Well, mostly the use of Bissli, which is made by Osem  in Israel. But also the addition of amba, which (when made into a sauce) is a popular accompaniment to falafel in Israel. I got my amba powder (not the same as the amba spice mix!) from Israel–it can be hard to find.


Israeli Kranz Cakes: Chocolate Halvah and Orange Date Almond

July 15, 2010

I wanted to try the kranz coffeecake concept again after making a whole wheat cinnamon raisin one.

This time, I made half a batch of Janna Gur’s recipe (from The Book of New Israeli Food by the editor of Israel’s leading food magazine Al HaShulchan–see here for another interview) to make one loaf of chocolate halvah kranz coffeecake.

I also used half a batch of whole wheat challah dough to make the orange date kranz coffeecake version suggested by Baroness Tapuzina.


Israeli Spinach Chickpea Salad with Feta, Olives, and Preserved Lemons

February 18, 2010

This was an improvised main dish salad. (more…)