If you had been wondering why I was posting so many middle eastern recipes then now you know why. I arranged a Arabic Mehfil for friends. We had lots of Arabic , Middle eastern food and it was amazing how ppl came up with all the food. And we are all vegetarians so all the dishes were vegetarians . Picture is of only Appetizer. We had a table full of dinner dishes and desserts too.
And there were many activities too. As far as I know it’s all abt good food, music , dance, poetries. And that’s what I tried to incorporate in mehfil.
- One of the friend knew a belly dancer so she came to teach us. 1 hr of lesson and then we all performed and recorded.
- Then we had musiara which is a poetic gathering. Some of us wrote our own shayari, poem to recite and some got from google quickly. Chinese friend sang beautifully Chinese poem. So no language barrier.
- Last but not least , we performed on some Bollywood qwwali songs. Everyone dressed up as Qwwals and we even came up with qwwal topis.
Everyone enjoyed and we learned some new things while having fun, expanded our horizon little more.
By the way, mehfil meaning party. If you have a group or form one who is interested in doing some new activities and have fun. Feel free to copy , modify idea. No copyright issue.:)