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

4.5

12h

Shortcrust pastry

Shortcrust pastry

5.0

5 min

Sweet shortcrust pastry

Sweet shortcrust pastry

5.0

1h 50 min

Basic bread dough

Basic bread dough

4.6

5 min

Choux pastry

Choux pastry

5.0

2h

Fresh pasta dough

Fresh pasta dough

5.0

1h

Crêpes with herbs

Crêpes with herbs

5.0

1h

Semolina pancakes (Beghrir)

Semolina pancakes (Beghrir)

5.0

1h

Oat porridge with dates and cardamom

Oat porridge with dates and cardamom

4.3

20 min

Boiled eggs

Boiled eggs

4.0

20 min

Middle Eastern eggs

Middle Eastern eggs

3.5

45 min

Steamed rice

Steamed rice

5.0

25 min

Chicken stock paste

Chicken stock paste

No ratings

45 min

Vegetable stock paste

Vegetable stock paste

4.3

50 min

Arabian spice mix

Arabian spice mix

5.0

5 min

Za'atar mix substitute

Za'atar mix substitute

No ratings

5 min

Chopped vegetable salad

Chopped vegetable salad

5.0

10 min

Spiced carrot salad

Spiced carrot salad

4.7

5 min

Yoghurt and cucumber salad

Yoghurt and cucumber salad

5.0

5 min

Asparagus salad with tomatoes and goat's cheese

Asparagus salad with tomatoes and goat's cheese

3.3

20 min

Baked falafel kofta

Baked falafel kofta

No ratings

1h 20 min

Falafel

Falafel

3.3

1h 25 min

Versatile smooth soup

Versatile smooth soup

4.5

45 min

Versatile chunky soup

Versatile chunky soup

5.0

50 min

Creamy carrot and lentil soup

Creamy carrot and lentil soup

4.0

35 min

Red lentil soup with cumin

Red lentil soup with cumin

4.4

55 min

Creamy Moroccan bean soup

Creamy Moroccan bean soup

1.0

35 min

Vegetable harrira soup

Vegetable harrira soup

4.0

45 min

Yoghurt soup with meat dumplings (Shish barak)

Yoghurt soup with meat dumplings (Shish barak)

5.0

2h 30 min

Beans with beef in tomato sauce (fasouliah)

Beans with beef in tomato sauce (fasouliah)

5.0

13h 30 min

Risotto with Parmesan cheese

Risotto with Parmesan cheese

4.3

25 min

Lasagne bolognese

Lasagne bolognese

4.5

2h 30 min

Koshari stew

Koshari stew

3.7

45 min

Pasta salad with salmon and vegetables

Pasta salad with salmon and vegetables

3.0

45 min

Rice salad

Rice salad

4.6

1h

Chicken with yoghurt tahini sauce (fattet d'jaj)

Chicken with yoghurt tahini sauce (fattet d'jaj)

4.0

1h 25 min

Arseeyah

Arseeyah

4.0

50 min

Steamed chicken roll and vegetables with vegetable sauce

Steamed chicken roll and vegetables with vegetable sauce

5.0

1h 35 min

Chicken with bulgur and vegetables

Chicken with bulgur and vegetables

1.0

3h 5 min

Chicken with couscous and saffron

Chicken with couscous and saffron

4.8

1h 15 min

Chicken with rice

Chicken with rice

4.0

1h

Middle eastern stuffed chicken

Middle eastern stuffed chicken

3.8

2h 25 min

Chicken curry with okra (quwarman al dajaj)

Chicken curry with okra (quwarman al dajaj)

No ratings

50 min

Chicken with Peppers

Chicken with Peppers

4.0

1h

Chicken moghrabieh

Chicken moghrabieh

5.0

1h 25 min

Chicken with tomato sauce

Chicken with tomato sauce

4.5

1h

Baked kibbeh (kibbeh bil sanieh)

Baked kibbeh (kibbeh bil sanieh)

5.0

1h 35 min

Raw kibbeh

Raw kibbeh

4.0

15 min

Layered patties and vegetables with bell pepper sauce

Layered patties and vegetables with bell pepper sauce

No ratings

1h 35 min

Okra and meat stew (bamia)

Okra and meat stew (bamia)

4.3

1h

Meatballs in a rich tomato sauce (daoud basha)

Meatballs in a rich tomato sauce (daoud basha)

4.9

1h

Lamb meatballs in spicy tomato sauce (lamb kofta)

Lamb meatballs in spicy tomato sauce (lamb kofta)

5.0

1h 5 min

Couscous with lamb and vegetables

Couscous with lamb and vegetables

4.0

50 min

Lamb with rice and aubergines (maghlobat badenjan)

Lamb with rice and aubergines (maghlobat badenjan)

4.7

1h 20 min

Couscous with chicken, lamb and spicy sausages

Couscous with chicken, lamb and spicy sausages

5.0

1h 10 min

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

3.6

1h

Seared Steak Rocket Salad

Seared Steak Rocket Salad

4.8

35 min

Fish and potatoes with tomato sauce

Fish and potatoes with tomato sauce

No ratings

50 min

Steamed turbot and mixed vegetable parcels

Steamed turbot and mixed vegetable parcels

3.0

1h 15 min

Fish tagine with tahini

Fish tagine with tahini

4.0

1h 15 min

Kingfish pie

Kingfish pie

No ratings

2h

Spicy sea bass (samke harra)

Spicy sea bass (samke harra)

3.7

50 min

Salmon kabsa

Salmon kabsa

5.0

35 min

Shrimp stuffed bell peppers

Shrimp stuffed bell peppers

4.0

1h 25 min

Quinoa salad with crunchy vegetables

Quinoa salad with crunchy vegetables

3.4

30 min

Lentil puree (moujadarra)

Lentil puree (moujadarra)

No ratings

1h 25 min

Stuffed vegetables

Stuffed vegetables

4.5

1h 20 min

Freekeh pilaf with broad beans

Freekeh pilaf with broad beans

No ratings

1h

Pasta with Fennel and Tomato Sauce

Pasta with Fennel and Tomato Sauce

No ratings

45 min

Lentil moussaka

Lentil moussaka

4.5

2h 20 min

Carrot coriander soup and tikka salmon with steamed vegetables

Carrot coriander soup and tikka salmon with steamed vegetables

3.5

35 min

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

3.0

1h 20 min

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

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

4.5

45 min

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

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

4.7

45 min

Chicken corn chowder, Broccoli terrines

Chicken corn chowder, Broccoli terrines

5.0

1h 25 min

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

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

No ratings

1h

Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes

4.3

50 min

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

4.4

40 min

Stir-fried vegetables

Stir-fried vegetables

4.4

10 min

Tomato rice

Tomato rice

5.0

30 min

Chicken pastilla

Chicken pastilla

5.0

1h 10 min

Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

No ratings

2h 10 min

Cheese pies

Cheese pies

5.0

1h 25 min

Cheese sambousek

Cheese sambousek

4.5

1h 45 min

Spinach turnovers (fatayer)

Spinach turnovers (fatayer)

4.3

1h 25 min

Iraqi cheese pies (cheese chureck)

Iraqi cheese pies (cheese chureck)

5.0

1h 40 min

Rustic bread

Rustic bread

5.0

2h

Baguette

Baguette

4.9

3h 45 min

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

4.8

2h

Pitta bread

Pitta bread

4.4

2h

Spiced lamb flatbread

Spiced lamb flatbread

4.3

1h 50 min

Za'atar flat bread (mankouche)

Za'atar flat bread (mankouche)

5.0

1h 35 min

Vanilla sauce (crème anglaise)

Vanilla sauce (crème anglaise)

5.0

15 min

Chocolate hazelnut spread

Chocolate hazelnut spread

4.7

45 min

Strawberry jam

Strawberry jam

4.0

1h 5 min

Spicy tomato salsa (dakkous)

Spicy tomato salsa (dakkous)

5.0

15 min

Za'atar pesto

Za'atar pesto

5.0

5 min

Caramelised red onion chutney

Caramelised red onion chutney

3.0

24h

Béchamel sauce

Béchamel sauce

4.8

15 min

Hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise sauce

4.0

15 min

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

4.7

5 min

Harissa sauce

Harissa sauce

5.0

10 min

Muhamara dip

Muhamara dip

5.0

5 min

Aubergine dip (moutabal/baba ganoush)

Aubergine dip (moutabal/baba ganoush)

4.5

1h 10 min

Hummus

Hummus

4.0

5 min

Tahini dip (tarator)

Tahini dip (tarator)

5.0

5 min

Kashta cream

Kashta cream

5.0

10 min

Spiced rice pudding (meghli)

Spiced rice pudding (meghli)

5.0

50 min

Milk pudding (mouhallabieh)

Milk pudding (mouhallabieh)

5.0

15 min

Berry foam

Berry foam

4.3

10 min

Salted caramel ice cream

Salted caramel ice cream

2.5

14h

Vanilla ice cream

Vanilla ice cream

5.0

12h

Chocolate ice cream

Chocolate ice cream

5.0

12h

Frozen fruit sorbet

Frozen fruit sorbet

4.9

5 min

Fruit ice cream

Fruit ice cream

4.8

5 min

Mango frozen yogurt

Mango frozen yogurt

4.8

5 min

Strawberry ice cream bars

Strawberry ice cream bars

4.4

12h 15 min

Arabian ice cream

Arabian ice cream

5.0

10h 25 min

Berry halva semifreddo

Berry halva semifreddo

No ratings

4h 10 min

Sweet cheese rolls (halawet el jebn)

Sweet cheese rolls (halawet el jebn)

3.0

2h 45 min

Apricot tahini bliss balls

Apricot tahini bliss balls

4.0

15 min

Stuffed pancakes (katayef with kashta cream)

Stuffed pancakes (katayef with kashta cream)

5.0

2h

Date and pistachio truffles (bethith)

Date and pistachio truffles (bethith)

4.5

30 min

Marzipan bites

Marzipan bites

5.0

45 min

Honeycomb

Honeycomb

4.9

1h 30 min

Peanut brittle

Peanut brittle

2.8

1h 30 min

Caramel toffees

Caramel toffees

4.6

2h

Caramel sauce

Caramel sauce

4.5

1h 30 min

Lollipops

Lollipops

3.7

40 min

Sponge cake

Sponge cake

3.6

1h 50 min

Yoghurt cake

Yoghurt cake

3.8

1h 40 min

Apple cake

Apple cake

4.7

1h

Marble cake

Marble cake

5.0

2h

Soft date cake with walnuts

Soft date cake with walnuts

4.9

1h 10 min

Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake

4.5

45 min

Semolina cake (namoura)

Semolina cake (namoura)

3.0

1h 50 min

Gazelle horns

Gazelle horns

No ratings

1h

Biscuits with date, pistachio and cardamom filling

Biscuits with date, pistachio and cardamom filling

5.0

1h

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

4.7

50 min

Stuffed semolina cookies (ma'amoul)

Stuffed semolina cookies (ma'amoul)

5.0

4h

Baklava

Baklava

5.0

1h 10 min

Umali

Umali

5.0

1h 25 min

Sweet cheese pastry (knafeh)

Sweet cheese pastry (knafeh)

5.0

3h

Lemonade

Lemonade

5.0

5 min

Mint lemonade

Mint lemonade

5.0

5 min

Fruit nectar

Fruit nectar

No ratings

10 min

Smoothie

Smoothie

5.0

5 min

'Qamar el-din' juice

'Qamar el-din' juice

5.0

5 min

Strawberry milkshake

Strawberry milkshake

5.0

5 min

Traditional mint tea

Traditional mint tea

4.0

25 min