Middle Eastern Adventures: Hawawshi

Middle Eastern Adventures: Hawawshi

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Chef: Sandra Makary Chef Sandra Makary shows us another traditional Middle Eastern dish in this episode of her Masterclass, Middle Eastern Adventures- the Egyptian snack food hawawshi. Hawawshi is a pita stuffed with minced meat and spiced onions, pepper, parsley and sometimes even with chilli. There are two major variants of hawawshi- Baladi and Alexandrian hawawshi, which gives you an indication of how long it's been around! Join Chef Sandra as she expertly makes her own hawawshi. About Chef Sandra Makary: As the Egyptians say, ‘The baking smell in the house brings all the blessings along.’ Sandra Makary studied Pharmacy and then Nutrition, but found the most happiness and passion in the kitchen. Using her medical background along with the cooking techniques she studied at different culinary schools around the world (mainly le Cordon Blue and Monappetit Academy in Egypt) she began to develop healthy recipes, which one can happily enjoy without gaining the extra pounds. Makary conducts cooking workshops at different Culinary Schools in Egypt and loves to share her recipes- in her Masterclass, that’s exactly what she’ll be doing!



  • 500g minced meat 20% fat
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 green pepper (optional)
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 pack small pitas

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