Celery Root Salad

A nice , light and healthy salad for your lunch/dinner. You can also eat it as mezze with your drinks.

Preparation: 10 min

Servings: 1-2 people

Tip: As soon as you grate the celery root, mix it with the sauce otherwise celery will get darker.

Ingredients

  • Small piece of celery (approx. 100 gr)
  • 2 table spoon yoghurt
  • 1 tea spoon mayo
  • 1/2 of walnut
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 glass of sunflower oil (optional)
  • 1 tea spoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Preparation

1- Mix the yoghurt and mayo in a bowl. You can decrease or increase the amount of mayo depends on how much you like. 

2- Crush the garlic and put into the yoghurt & mayo and mix.

3- Grate the celery root. Pour into the bowl and mix with yoghurt, mayo and garlic. 

4- Crush the walnuts into the small pieces and add into the bowl.

5- You can put your salad into the serving plate.

5- This step is optional. Put the sunflower oil into a very small pan. When the oil heats, put the cayenne pepper into the oil and stir 1-2 minutes. Pour it onto the celery. 

My salad has the oil and cayenne pepper which will make your food less healthy probably 🙂 But you can try it in 2 ways.

Hope you like it.

Doha – Yasmine Palace

I have been planning to go to “Yasmine Palace” since it has opened. I will leave Qatar soon so I thought it is time to go and try their menu.

This two-level restaurant is located in Pearl. There are different concepts inside Jasmine Palace. We had our dinner at “Andalusia”.

If you are a modest person, the decoration of the restaurant may be a bit much. The furniture, paint, floor and even the forks are all decorated in gold color dominantly. There is a small fountain in the middle of the restaurant and in the background it plays authentic music.

You will be welcomed with a drink and mezze plate. So you don’t need to order mezze separately.

We weren’t aware of the complimentary mezze plate, that’s why we have ordered “Muhamara” and “Mutabal”as cold appetizer. Mezzes were so fresh and tasty.

“Batata Mutafayeh” is my favourite snack since I came to Doha. Unfortunately, there is just one place to eat best Batata located in Souq so far. Others are on average including “Yasmin Palace”.

We have made the final with “Mix Grill”. It comes with rice and enough for 2 people. Meats were grilled on barbeque. They were so soft and delicious. Nothing was left in the plate at the end of the dinner 🙂

The restaurant is a bit pricey but if you want to indulge yourself in delicious Arabic food then “Yasmine Palace” is the correct address.

You can find their menu here.

Doha – Al Sultan Brahim

Here you go is another Lebanese cuisine in Doha. “Al Sultan Brahim” is located at St Regis, a separate building just outside the hotel. This restaurant is a rare found place where you can eat mezze and drink arak together.

This is the second time for me in “Al Sultan Brahim” and it is a nice place for friend gathering. It is quiet and service is nice. In my first experience, there was a confusion about reservation and the seating area and it was a bit bad experience as a first impression in terms of service. But this time, staff was so helpful and kind.

We ordered “Fattouch Salad”, “Spicy Olives”, “Warak Inab”, “Hommos Beiruti”, “Spicy Patato”, “Breaded Calamari” and “Tripoli’s Harra”. And one bottle of Arak. All the mezzes were delicious and portions are big enough to share. They also bring hot and freshly baked pitas. “Hommos Beiruti” was a bit different than what I ate before in “Al Sufra”. I don’t know which version is correct. This version was served with tomatos. But both are delicious for me because I don’t feel like I am eating Hommos.

Arak is similar to Turkish raki. So there is a mezze and raki culture in Turkey, too. That’s why it is nice to find somewhere with the similar concept in Doha. So if you are looking for a place to experience Arak and mezzes together, you can visit “Al Sultan Brahim”.

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*Just a small tip about this place. If you order a bottle of Arak and can’t finish the whole bottle, restaurant keeps it for a month under your name.

You can learn more information about Al Sultan Brahim here.