5 Arab Holiday Gadgets Your Family Would Love During the Holidays
By: Yaseen Rashed/ Arab America contributing writer
As the holiday season approaches us closer and closer, people are rushing to find good holiday gifts for the whole family. From toys and clothes to Christmas trees and decor, everyone seems to be in the holiday season spirit prepping for having family over to share the joy. However, if you find yourself frustrated with what gifts to get your family, here are some of the holiday gadgets guaranteed to draw a huge smile on your mother’s face.
Insta-Corer: Electric Vegetable Corer
This product will guarantee to make your parents happy for the holiday season. The electric vegetable corer is very important and useful for Arab kitchens. It can be used to make countless traditional Arab dishes like Kousa or Mahshi. It effectively guts the core out of vegetables so they could instead be filled with Arabic stuffing like rice, meat, and other vegetables. Regardless of who you are giving this to, it will definitely make cooking for the family much easier.
Grape leaves Roller
This grape leave roller will be sure to shave off hours in the kitchen spent rolling grape leaves with rice, meat, and some vegetables. It’s also very simple to use. You essentially place the grape leaf flat on its surface, then place its stuffing on top of it. Then, all that is left is pushing the bar on the device to roll the grape leaves. It is not only satisfying to use but also, it gives all the grape leaves you to roll a certain consistency in shape and style. Any Arab kitchen connoisseur would be extremely grateful to have this and use it for making family dinners.
The centerpiece in any Arab gathering is the tea and Arabic coffee. This electric kettle will ensure that every time you make tea or coffee, it will always be perfect. The electric kettle will make sure that every time you make a beverage it will be steamed to the perfect temperature as well as making sure it stays warm throughout the entire night. Its design has also not compromised the traditional Arab design as well as adding the innovation of it being electric. It makes it so much easier to make those late-night batches of tea without having to light up the stove and go through all that hassle. This is a perfectly thoughtful gift that your family will love!
When you think of Arab cuisine you usually think kabob. However, when making kabab using your standard wooden skewers; it can often be messy with the wood either snapping or catching on fire. If you soak them in water before, they won’t burn but they would be softer and when piercing thick raw meat, it may break. However, the solution is simple; metal skewers. These skewers will ensure that you’ll never burn your meat and it’s reliable in that it will never break or catch on fire. It is also sustainable so instead of wasting money on wooden skewers every time, you could simply reuse it and wash it afterward. Any Arab father would be glad to get these for the holidays in time for a spring barbecue.
This Moroccan cooking pot is the answer to your mother’s prayers this holiday season. The tajin is incredibly versatile in its use. Although it is made to cook traditional Moroccan dishes like couscous, it could be re-purposed for literally anything. You could cook anything in it and because of its design, it will ensure that all parts of the dish are cooked evenly and consistently. Chefs also say because it’s made out of clay, it gives the food a certain unforgettable taste which is the trademark of the tajin. You could pop it in the oven for a long time and it won’t break because of the high heat. The tajin is also usually elaborately designed with beautiful art and Arab geometry. This could make even displaying the tajin in the house a beautiful touch to the rest of the house’s aesthetic. This is definitely one of those unforgettable gifts your family would appreciate this holiday season!