JEWS OF ALGERIA הקהילה היהודית באלגי'ריה    

1 head garlic
4 tbl olive oil
1 lrg onion finely chopped
1 x cinnamon stick
3 sprg thyme
1 x bay leaf
1 lt chicken or meat stock
2 x tomatoes skinned deseeded and chopped
1 x carrot sliced
2 tbl tomato puree
4 tbl long grained rice rinsed
250 gm cooked chickpeas
2 x squeezes of lemon juice salt and pepper
For the meatballs:
Farlic (see below):
500 gm minced beef or lamb
1 sm bunch coriander finely chopped
1/2 x onion finely chopped
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 x egg lightly beaten
1 x salt and pepper


  1. Break the garlic up into cloves and peel them then process the whole lot roughly.
  2. Melt the oil in a large pan and fry the onion until tender.
  3. Add twothirds of the garlic and cinnamon stick and stir for a few minutes.
  4. Now add the herbs meat stock chopped tomatoes carrot and salt and pepper and bring to the boil.
  5. Simmer for 40 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile make the meatballs.
  7. Mix the remaining garlic with the minced meat coriander onion cinnamon salt and pepper and enough beaten egg to bind.
  8. Roll into walnut sized balls.
  9. Once the broth has been simmering for 40 minutes add the meatballs tomato puree and rice. Simmer for 15 minutes then add the chickpeas and simmer for three or four minutes.
  10. Stir in lemon juice and adjust seasoning.
  11. Serve immediately or reheat thoroughly when needed.
  12. For chickpeas if you have time soak and cook your own rather than use tinned ones.
  1. Chicken Vegetable Soup
  2. Algerian Chili
  3. Cooked Carrot Salad
  4. Algerian Vegetable Couscous
  5. Algerian Eggplant Jam
  6. Algerian Escabech (Fish Dish)
  7. Algerian Green Beans with Almonds
  8. Algerian Meat Balls in Garlic Broth
  9. Algerian Salad
  10. Arabic Coffee
  11. Bourek - Beef Stuffed Pastry Rolls (Appetizers)
  12. Cauliflower With Dorsa Sauce
  13. Coriander Chicken
  14. Meat Couscous
  15. Date and Walnut Drops
  16. Lahm Lhalou - Sweet Meat
  17. Loubia - Green Beans with Lamb Bones
  18. Loubia with Almonds
  19. Raisin Cinnamon Couscous