Chelo Kebab is a national dish of Iran consisting of kebabs on a bed of basmati rice ( typically Persian rice) with grilled tomato and onion rings. The secret of good and tasty chelo kebab lies in marinating of the meat. The meat should be properly marinated in onion juice and sometimes in yogurt for a day or two. Having this description in mind, I was excited. I believe I had high expectations as having tried authentic food; chelo kebabs from Zaitoon definitely disappointed me. Kebab was hard and didn’t carry the flavor that I had expected and wasn’t cooked to perfection. Arabians use high quality rice and the grains are long and supreme quality basmati rice. Of course the quality of rice in Zaitoon wasn’t great
Here is the link to the recipe.http://www.mysticfoodiemantra.com/2013/01/fattoush-lebanese-salad_30.html I have been great fan of this salad. It’s very simply and very easy to make and it’s very delicious. I was under impression that this dish will be authentic as it doesn’t require any skills. Well to my disappointment again, the pita bread was slightly burnt and instead of filling it with green vegetables, I could find layers and layers of lettuce. Lettuce ofcourse is part of this salad, however it doesn’t mean that, all you find is mainly lettuce. Cherry Tomato is what we usually add and we had normal tomatoes here. I also didn’t find the cucumber fresh.