Watch | A Quick, Easy Mdardara Recipe by Dalia's Kitchen on Bazaar's Comfort Kitchen

BY Harper's BAZAAR Arabia / May 5 2020 / 10:18 AM

Introducing Comfort Kitchen! Join Harper's Bazaar Arabia's contributing food, Dalia Dogmoch Soubra (a.k.a. Chef Dalia), as she shows us how to wipe up the most delicious Arabic comfort food from basic items you already have in your pantry.

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Dalia's Mdardara Recipe

1 TBSP butter
2 TBSP olive oil
1 onion cut in length
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1 TBSP olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 ½ tsp cumin
¼ tsp black pepper
1 cup lentils (soaked 2h in water)
1 cup basmati rice (rinsed)
½ tsp salt plus more to taste
Water (approx 750ml)

Mint Yoghurt:
600g yoghurt
1 garlic clove, minced (forgot to mention the garlic in yoghurt)
1 tsp dried mint
½ tsp salt
2 TBSP olive oil
A squeeze of lemon 

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