Crispy pies with lamb meat.


  1. Put the meat, tomatoes, onion, parsley, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, cinnamon, chili pepper, spice mix, black pepper and salt in a medium size bowl. Mix well all the ingredients.

  2. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of mixture into each loaf of pita bread.

  3. Cover both sides of pita bread with one to two spoons of olive oil.

  4. Cut them into quarters.

  5. Place arayes on the baking tray and bake in pre-heated oven at 150 degrees until they get brownish-gold colour.

  6. Turn them on the other side to make them crispy.

  7. Serve hot with olives and yoghurt.

  • Ingreedients: 13
  • Number of persons: 4
  • Non-available ingredients
  • This recipe has been published in the cookbook Taste of Home.


  • 500 g minced lamb
  • 500 g tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon chili peppers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon spice mix
  • 7- 8 thick loaves of pita bread
  • 1 cup olives
  • 1 yoghurt

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Sara was with a dozen other people in a dilapidated boat which wrecked off the coast of Dubrovnik. She fled Palestine, and then Libya, with her husband, two young children and other members of her husband's family. There was a blind six-member family on the boat as they were discovered while trying to reach Italy, along with three other young men. They were saved from drowning, unlike many people who lose their lives daily in the Mediterranean. As asylum seekers, they spent few months staying at the Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers in Kutina, until they found a way to join the rest of their family in Western Europe.The blind family has requested to be returned to Libya because they were faced with difficult and uncertain situation in Croatia. Until then, Croatia has granted only a single asylum claim.


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Palestine today covers the territory of Gaza Strip and the right bank of the Jordan River - the West Bank. Although the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), while acting as a government in exile in Algeria, declared independence in 1988, it is still is a country with limited sovereignty. The reason for this is primarily a history of conflict with Israel, which culminated in 1948 with the declaration of the state of Israel. Despite numerous peace talks and short peaceful periods, conflicts still persists.

In the summer of 2014, clashes have intensified and there was a so-called sanctioned destruction of villages and homes of people who were suspected of taking part in attacks on Israelis. Arbitrary arrest and detention of adults, but also children, is a regular occurrence and the Israeli authorities restrict the movement for residents of the West Bank. These are the reasons that every day more and more people leave their homes and go into exile. The reason for this is primarily a history of conflict with Israel, which culminated in 1948 with the declaration of the state of Israel, but the roots of the conflict reach into the 19th century, with the occurrence of the idea of unification of Jews and their return to Palestine.

It is estimated that today there are between 6.5 and 7.2 million Palestinian refugees, or that every third refugee in the world is from Palestine, which makes Palestinians the largest refugee group in the world.