The Basic Cookbook

151 Recipes

From quick and easy everyday meals and desserts to festive celebration dishes, this collection of recipes featuring many Middle Eastern favourites will start you on your Thermomix® TM6 journey. Find and share your inspiration, there’s ideas for the whole family.

Plain yoghurt in Varoma

Plain yoghurt in Varoma

4.7

12h

Shortcrust pastry

Shortcrust pastry

5.0

5min

Sweet shortcrust pastry

Sweet shortcrust pastry

4.4

1h 50min

Basic bread dough

Basic bread dough

4.3

5min

Choux pastry

Choux pastry

5.0

2h

Fresh pasta dough

Fresh pasta dough

4.9

1h

Crêpes with herbs

Crêpes with herbs

4.7

1h

Semolina pancakes (Beghrir)

Semolina pancakes (Beghrir)

4.8

1h

Oat porridge with dates and cardamom

Oat porridge with dates and cardamom

4.6

20min

Boiled eggs

Boiled eggs

4.1

20min

Middle Eastern eggs

Middle Eastern eggs

4.0

45min

Steamed rice

Steamed rice

4.8

25min

Chicken stock paste

Chicken stock paste

4.3

45min

Vegetable stock paste

Vegetable stock paste

4.6

50min

Arabian spice mix

Arabian spice mix

5.0

5min

Za'atar mix substitute

Za'atar mix substitute

4.5

5min

Chopped vegetable salad

Chopped vegetable salad

4.0

10min

Spiced carrot salad

Spiced carrot salad

4.6

5min

Yoghurt and cucumber salad

Yoghurt and cucumber salad

4.5

5min

Asparagus salad with tomatoes and goat's cheese

Asparagus salad with tomatoes and goat's cheese

4.4

20min

Baked falafel kofta

Baked falafel kofta

No ratings

1h 20min

Falafel

Falafel

3.6

1h 25min

Versatile smooth soup

Versatile smooth soup

4.5

45min

Versatile chunky soup

Versatile chunky soup

4.4

50min

Creamy carrot and lentil soup

Creamy carrot and lentil soup

4.1

35min

Red lentil soup with cumin

Red lentil soup with cumin

4.1

55min

Creamy Moroccan bean soup

Creamy Moroccan bean soup

3.0

35min

Vegetable harrira soup

Vegetable harrira soup

4.1

45min

Yoghurt soup with meat dumplings (Shish barak)

Yoghurt soup with meat dumplings (Shish barak)

5.0

2h 30min

Beans with beef in tomato sauce (fasouliah)

Beans with beef in tomato sauce (fasouliah)

4.4

13h 30min

Risotto with Parmesan cheese

Risotto with Parmesan cheese

4.6

25min

Lasagne bolognese

Lasagne bolognese

4.5

2h 30min

Koshari stew

Koshari stew

4.1

45min

Pasta salad with salmon and vegetables

Pasta salad with salmon and vegetables

3.5

45min

Rice salad

Rice salad

4.5

1h

Chicken with yoghurt tahini sauce (fattet d'jaj)

Chicken with yoghurt tahini sauce (fattet d'jaj)

4.2

1h 25min

Arseeyah

Arseeyah

4.0

50min

Steamed chicken roll and vegetables with vegetable sauce

Steamed chicken roll and vegetables with vegetable sauce

4.5

1h 35min

Chicken with bulgur and vegetables

Chicken with bulgur and vegetables

1.0

3h 5min

Chicken with couscous and saffron

Chicken with couscous and saffron

4.6

1h 15min

Chicken with rice

Chicken with rice

4.5

1h

Middle eastern stuffed chicken

Middle eastern stuffed chicken

4.0

2h 25min

Chicken curry with okra (quwarman al dajaj)

Chicken curry with okra (quwarman al dajaj)

4.0

50min

Chicken with Peppers

Chicken with Peppers

4.4

1h

Chicken moghrabieh

Chicken moghrabieh

5.0

1h 25min

Chicken with tomato sauce

Chicken with tomato sauce

4.6

1h

Baked kibbeh (kibbeh bil sanieh)

Baked kibbeh (kibbeh bil sanieh)

4.6

1h 35min

Raw kibbeh

Raw kibbeh

4.6

15min

Layered patties and vegetables with bell pepper sauce

Layered patties and vegetables with bell pepper sauce

No ratings

1h 35min

Okra and meat stew (bamia)

Okra and meat stew (bamia)

4.6

1h

Meatballs in a rich tomato sauce (daoud basha)

Meatballs in a rich tomato sauce (daoud basha)

4.5

1h

Lamb meatballs in spicy tomato sauce (lamb kofta)

Lamb meatballs in spicy tomato sauce (lamb kofta)

4.3

1h 5min

Couscous with lamb and vegetables

Couscous with lamb and vegetables

3.8

50min

Lamb with rice and aubergines (maghlobat badenjan)

Lamb with rice and aubergines (maghlobat badenjan)

4.0

1h 20min

Couscous with chicken, lamb and spicy sausages

Couscous with chicken, lamb and spicy sausages

4.4

1h 10min

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

4.0

1h

Seared Steak Rocket Salad

Seared Steak Rocket Salad

4.9

35min

Fish and potatoes with tomato sauce

Fish and potatoes with tomato sauce

4.0

50min

Steamed turbot and mixed vegetable parcels

Steamed turbot and mixed vegetable parcels

4.3

1h 15min

Fish tagine with tahini

Fish tagine with tahini

4.0

1h 15min

Kingfish pie

Kingfish pie

4.0

2h

Spicy sea bass (samke harra)

Spicy sea bass (samke harra)

3.5

50min

Salmon kabsa

Salmon kabsa

4.7

35min

Shrimp stuffed bell peppers

Shrimp stuffed bell peppers

4.3

1h 25min

Quinoa salad with crunchy vegetables

Quinoa salad with crunchy vegetables

3.5

30min

Lentil puree (moujadarra)

Lentil puree (moujadarra)

3.6

1h 25min

Stuffed vegetables

Stuffed vegetables

3.9

1h 20min

Freekeh pilaf with broad beans

Freekeh pilaf with broad beans

4.3

1h

Pasta with Fennel and Tomato Sauce

Pasta with Fennel and Tomato Sauce

4.0

45min

Lentil moussaka

Lentil moussaka

4.5

2h 20min

Carrot coriander soup and tikka salmon with steamed vegetables

Carrot coriander soup and tikka salmon with steamed vegetables

3.9

35min

Three-course meal for two: Vegetable soup, Chicken casserole with rice, Steamed apple

Three-course meal for two: Vegetable soup, Chicken casserole with rice, Steamed apple

3.7

1h 20min

Menu with vegetable velouté, chicken with mustard sauce and steamed vegetables

Menu with vegetable velouté, chicken with mustard sauce and steamed vegetables

4.4

45min

Menu with ginger-pea soup, lemon salmon, broccoli and potatoes

Menu with ginger-pea soup, lemon salmon, broccoli and potatoes

4.5

45min

Chicken corn chowder, Broccoli terrines

Chicken corn chowder, Broccoli terrines

4.6

1h 25min

Squash soup, Fish with rice and vegetables, Apple-pear crumble

Squash soup, Fish with rice and vegetables, Apple-pear crumble

4.0

1h

Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes

4.0

50min

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

4.4

40min

Stir-fried vegetables

Stir-fried vegetables

4.5

10min

Tomato rice

Tomato rice

3.8

30min

Chicken pastilla

Chicken pastilla

3.7

1h 10min

Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

No ratings

2h 10min

Cheese pies

Cheese pies

4.8

1h 25min

Cheese sambousek

Cheese sambousek

4.5

1h 45min

Spinach turnovers (fatayer)

Spinach turnovers (fatayer)

4.3

1h 25min

Iraqi cheese pies (cheese chureck)

Iraqi cheese pies (cheese chureck)

5.0

1h 40min

Rustic bread

Rustic bread

4.3

2h

Baguette

Baguette

4.7

3h 45min

Wholemeal bread with green olives and za'atar

Wholemeal bread with green olives and za'atar

4.8

2h

Za'atar bread rolls

Za'atar bread rolls

4.6

2h

Pitta bread

Pitta bread

4.7

2h

Spiced lamb flatbread

Spiced lamb flatbread

4.4

1h 50min

Za'atar flat bread (mankouche)

Za'atar flat bread (mankouche)

4.8

1h 35min

Vanilla sauce (crème anglaise)

Vanilla sauce (crème anglaise)

3.5

15min

Chocolate hazelnut spread

Chocolate hazelnut spread

4.8

45min

Strawberry jam

Strawberry jam

4.4

1h 5min

Spicy tomato salsa (dakkous)

Spicy tomato salsa (dakkous)

5.0

15min

Za'atar pesto

Za'atar pesto

5.0

5min

Caramelised red onion chutney

Caramelised red onion chutney

3.7

24h

Béchamel sauce

Béchamel sauce

4.7

15min

Hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise sauce

3.8

15min

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

4.7

5min

Harissa sauce

Harissa sauce

4.8

10min

Muhamara dip

Muhamara dip

4.9

5min

Aubergine dip (moutabal/baba ganoush)

Aubergine dip (moutabal/baba ganoush)

4.2

1h 10min

Hummus

Hummus

3.9

5min

Tahini dip (tarator)

Tahini dip (tarator)

5.0

5min

Kashta cream

Kashta cream

3.8

10min

Spiced rice pudding (meghli)

Spiced rice pudding (meghli)

5.0

50min

Milk pudding (mouhallabieh)

Milk pudding (mouhallabieh)

4.5

15min

Berry foam

Berry foam

4.6

10min

Salted caramel ice cream

Salted caramel ice cream

3.5

14h

Vanilla ice cream

Vanilla ice cream

4.7

12h

Chocolate ice cream

Chocolate ice cream

4.8

12h

Frozen fruit sorbet

Frozen fruit sorbet

4.9

5min

Fruit ice cream

Fruit ice cream

4.8

5min

Mango frozen yogurt

Mango frozen yogurt

4.9

5min

Strawberry ice cream bars

Strawberry ice cream bars

4.6

12h 15min

Arabian ice cream

Arabian ice cream

4.7

10h 25min

Berry halva semifreddo

Berry halva semifreddo

4.0

4h 10min

Sweet cheese rolls (halawet el jebn)

Sweet cheese rolls (halawet el jebn)

3.3

2h 45min

Apricot tahini bliss balls

Apricot tahini bliss balls

3.8

15min

Stuffed pancakes (katayef with kashta cream)

Stuffed pancakes (katayef with kashta cream)

3.8

2h

Date and pistachio truffles (bethith)

Date and pistachio truffles (bethith)

4.6

30min

Marzipan bites

Marzipan bites

5.0

45min

Honeycomb

Honeycomb

4.6

1h 30min

Peanut brittle

Peanut brittle

3.4

1h 30min

Caramel toffees

Caramel toffees

4.8

2h

Caramel sauce

Caramel sauce

4.7

1h 30min

Lollipops

Lollipops

2.8

40min

Sponge cake

Sponge cake

3.5

1h 50min

Yoghurt cake

Yoghurt cake

3.7

1h 40min

Apple cake

Apple cake

4.5

1h

Marble cake

Marble cake

4.3

2h

Soft date cake with walnuts

Soft date cake with walnuts

4.8

1h 10min

Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake

4.6

45min

Semolina cake (namoura)

Semolina cake (namoura)

2.3

1h 50min

Gazelle horns

Gazelle horns

No ratings

1h

Biscuits with date, pistachio and cardamom filling

Biscuits with date, pistachio and cardamom filling

4.8

1h

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

4.5

50min

Stuffed semolina cookies (ma'amoul)

Stuffed semolina cookies (ma'amoul)

4.4

4h

Baklava

Baklava

4.9

1h 10min

Umali

Umali

4.9

1h 25min

Sweet cheese pastry (knafeh)

Sweet cheese pastry (knafeh)

3.0

3h

Lemonade

Lemonade

4.8

5min

Mint lemonade

Mint lemonade

4.9

5min

Fruit nectar

Fruit nectar

4.0

10min

Smoothie

Smoothie

4.8

5min

'Qamar el-din' juice

'Qamar el-din' juice

4.2

5min

Strawberry milkshake

Strawberry milkshake

5.0

5min

Traditional mint tea

Traditional mint tea

4.6

25min