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24 marvellous Middle Eastern recipes

There's nothing like filling the kitchen with the fragrant spices for which the countries of the Middle East are famous. Dinner dishes come alive thanks to mouth-watering flavours from sumac to za'atar while desserts are sweetened with a light touch of rose water and orange blossom. Here, we've pulled together our best meals that make the most of these sensational spices. There's everything from roasted eggplant with pomegranate molasses, a favourite ingredient in Iran, to konafa, a sweet cheese pastry popular in Lebanon. Dig in!

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