Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Safiha (lentils pizzas)

Recipe by:zainab

For dough:
2 teaspoons yeast.
1 teaspoon sugar.
1 1/3 cups warm water.
1 1/2 cups white flour.
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour.
1 teaspoon salt.
1/4 cup olive oil.

For lentils topping:
1 teaspoon olive oil.
3/4 cup brown lentils,(you can use meat).
2 small onion, finely chopped.
2 cloves garlic, crushed.
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
1 teaspoon ground cumin.
1/2 teaspoon arabic mix spice.
2 teaspoons salt.
2 small zucchini, grated.
2 Tablespoons tomato paste.
2 large tomatoes, finely chopped.

1) Combine all dough ingredients. Knead to make soft dough. Knead dough about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

2) Place dough in oiled bowl, cover, and stand in warm place about 1 hour.

3) Divide dough into 36 pieces. Roll each to a 9 cm round.

4) Place rounds onto greased oven trays top each with 1-2Tablespoons of lentils mixture.

5)Bake in hot oven at 400F about 15 minutes or until browned.

Serve topped with coriander.

For lentils topping:
1) Cook lentils for 10 to 15 minutes.

2) Heat oil in pan add onion, cook, stirring until is soft. Than add garlic, spices, zucchini, and cooked lentils, stirring than add paste and tomatoes, cook about 5 minutes or until thickened slightly, cool.

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Anh said...

Another great recipe from you! I just re-make your lamb stuffed in bread last night. Now another recipe I would love to try!

Nabeela said...

what an interesting recipe!

Anonymous said...

I have never seen this before but it looks and sounds very good! I will try...

Blue Zebra said...

Yum these look fantastic! I want to try them soon. :D

Is that fresh mint sprinkled on top? And do you think a drizzle of olive oil would be good too?

I think these would be a very dear appetizer at a cocktail party!


Arabic Bites said...

Thank you all(anh,nabeela,ciao,blue zebra)for taking the time to comment.

BZ ,I sprinkled the top with fresh coriander.and a drizzle of olive oil would be good too.


Seena said...

Eid Mubarak, Zainab and Meedo...!

Arabic Bites said...

Thank you Seena,
Eid Mubarak for you and you family too!

Zainab & Meedo

KitteeBee said...

looks wonderful! what's in the arabic mix?


Arabic Bites said...

Thank you so much kittee for your comment.

for arabic spice mix:
Cumin,coriander,Black Pepper,Garlic,White Pepper,onion,Turmeric,Chille,Bay Leaves,
all Spice,Cloves,Cinnamon,Ginger.
1) Blend or process spices together until crushed.
* You can use ground spice and mix it together.

I hope that help.

Anonymous said...

Well, if i do not have to serve these 36 pizzas, and store some, i like to precook and store as it helps me a lot ! So, how to store and serve these pizzas again?

Anonymous said...

And if i have to make only one loaf, can i just half out all the ingredients?

Arabic Bites said...

Hi mona,

If you make 36 mini pizzas,and there any leftover ,store them in the freezer. than you can heat them in the microwave.

and you can make 4 large pizzas.
also you can half out all the ingredients.

I hope that help.


Selin said...

Salamun Alaykum Zainab,
Ene ismi Selin. Min Turkiye. Ehlen ve sehlen :))

Arabic Bites said...

Hi selin,
Thank you & welcome.


Sea said...

This looks wonderful! I'm definitely going to try this recipe, although I will have to change the pizza base for my allergies. (I can't have wheat). :D Thanks for posting the arabic spice blend- I was going to ask you for the recipe. Yum!


Arabic Bites said...

Hi sea,
Thank you so much for the nice comment,can't wait to see your gluten free safiha.


Anonymous said...

These are fantastic--everyone I have served them to loves them, including the picky little kids. They are great to make for parties, since meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans all gobble them up with equal gusto!

Arabic Bites said...

I'm glad it worked well for you :)


Diana Bauman said...

I am so excited to try this! Can I feature this recipe on my blog, of course directing my readers to this recipe on your blog? Thanks so much and I'm looking forward to making this!

A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa

Arabic Bites said...

Hi Diana,
yes you can,& would love to know how it turns out ;;)
Thank you for stopping by :D
zainab :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those are scrumptious looking pizzas! very original!



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