Dushpara – Bukharian Jewish Meat Dumplings

Dushpara by Lilian Cordell

Dushpara is a Bukharian Jewish meat dumpling, served in soup and packed with a beef and onion filling. Miriam’s Table author, Lillian Cordell shows us how she makes this traditional dish

Simanim Salad

Simanim Salad

Serves 4-6 Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 40-60 mins While many opt for sweet foods such as apple and honey to welcome a sweet New Year, many other foods traditionally carry such significance at this auspicious time, and there are different customs kept around the globe. Referred to in the Talmud and known […]

Honey Roasted Jewelled Carrots with Tehina

Honey Roasted Jewelled Carrots with Tehina

Serves 4-6 Prep time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 1 hour | Cooling Time: 15 mins These honey roasted carrots topped with dates, pomegranate seeds, tehina and pistachios are ideal for Rosh Hashana, as they contain three of the Simanim, the symbolic foods eaten at the New Year. The Hebrew for carrot, ‘Gezer’, is close […]

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Heads of Solo Garlic

Serves 4-6 Prep time: < 5 mins | Cooking time: approx 1 hour Whilst Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a new calendar year, it actually falls in the seventh Hebrew month (Tishrei), and more literally translates to ‘Head of the Year’. The first month, Nisan, coincides with the Passover period, and is the first […]

Lamb Tagine with Black Eyed Beans

Prep time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 2 hours This dish contains 3 of the Simanim, the traditional foods eaten at Rosh Hashana: Carrots, Dates and Black Eyed Beans. But are black eyed beans the Siman that got there by accident? Jewish food historianGil Marks suggests that black eyed beans’ inclusion in the Siman story […]

Syrian-style Stuffed Courgettes

Makes 20-24 portions Prep time: approx 1 hour | Cooking time: approx 2 hours Syrian Jews might be the masters of stuffed foods! From savoury, deep fried kibbeh to sweet nut-filled mahmoul, there is a skill and a flair involved with delicately encasing one food inside another which brings delight to the recipient and which […]

Sticky Date and Pomegranate Chicken Wings

Date and Pomegranate Chicken Wings

Serves 4-6 Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour Many of the Simanim, traditional foods eaten at Rosh Hashana are chosen because of the significance of their Hebrew meaning, and the wordplay around the blessings we make for each. Dates are a great example of this. The Hebrew word ‘Tamar’ is related to […]

Harissa Honey Mushroom Pockets

Makes 20+ pockets Prep time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes It is traditional at the beginning of the Jewish year, and particularly at Sukkot, to eat stuffed foods, signifying a plentiful harvest. A vegetarian alternative to our brisket pockets, these mushroom bourekas sweetened with honey (for a sweet new year) and spicy with […]