Green Za’atar (Thyme) at Pars Market Middle Eastern Mediterranean Grocery Store in Columbia Maryland 21045

  Za’atar (pronounced “zah-tar”) is a Middle Eastern spice mix of thyme, sumac, toasted sesame seed, and sometimes wild oregano.

Lebanese Zaatar at Pars Market
Lebanese Zaatar at Pars Market

Sadaf Green Zatar Mix at Pars Market

  

Arabic for the word “thyme,” after the seasoning’s predominant ingredient, za’atar has been used in Arabic countries since medieval times.

If you’ve eaten at Middle Eastern restaurants, you’ll probably recognize the flavor, which is pungent and grassy. 

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Jordanian Zaatar at Pars Market Columbia, Maryland 21045
Jordanian Zaatar at Pars Market

 Za’atar is used on meats andvegetables,  and it’s also mixed with Olive oil which is often added to make a spreadable paste, It can be served with everything fromflatbreads to eggs tovegetables. 

Traditionally the Thyme is dried in the sun & mixed with Sun dried Sumac, Sesame Seed and Sea Salt. Containing a unique synergy of healing & medicinal properties that alert the mind and make the body strong, Zaatar is encouraged to be eaten by school kids before exams.

Roasted Sesame Seeds at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland 21045
Roasted Sesame Seeds at Pars Market

 You can find this spice blend at the best quality in market at Pars Market Or, if you can find Sumac (also available at Pars Market), you can make your own Za’atar using equal parts Dried thyme, toasted sesame seeds and sumac. Sprinkle Za’atar over fresh pita bread drizzled with olive oil.

Thyme (Tomillo) at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland to make Green Zaatar MixOregano Leaves Cut at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045

The best way to enjoy Zaatar is to blend it with good quality cold pressed olive oil in a bowl to the consistency of pesto, and then whenever you feel like a hit, just stir the mixture and spread it on fresh or toasted bread and top it with fresh tomatoes, white cheeses, organic eggs or anything Mediterranean for that matter.

 

Sumac in the Jar at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland 21045
Sumac in the Jar at Pars Market

A final word of warning here, be careful as Zaatar is extremely addictive and once tasted your taste buds will never let you forget the experience. Enjoy!

 

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9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY Suite 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

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Turmeric Powder at Pars Market Middle Eastern shop in Columbia Maryland 21045

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye.

The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. 

 India and Pakistan are significant producers of turmeric. which has regional names based on language and country. The name appears to derive from the Latin, terra merita (merited earth) or turmeryte, possibly related to saffron. As turmeric is a natural botanical compound, it is not patentable.

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India
Sadaf Turmeric Powder in Bag

 

Here are 20 health benefits of turmeric:

1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.

2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.

3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.

4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.

5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.

6. Is a natural liver detoxifier.

7. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.

8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.

9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.

10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.

11. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.

12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.

13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.

14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.

 16. Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.

17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.

18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.

19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.

20. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

 It is available in powder form at Pars Market It comes in a spice jar or in a clear bag.

Turmeric is available in powder form at Pars Market in Coumbia, MD 21045It comes in a spice jar or in a clear bag.
Turmeric in Jar

Once you start using turmeric on a regular basis, it’s fun to find new ways to use it in recipes. Another favorite way to use it is to add a pinch of it to egg salad. It adds a nice flavor and gives the egg salad a rich yellow hue.

 

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9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY Suite 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

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Pars Market Hookah and Shisha Store in Columbia Maryland

I love Hookah and I love smoking it so much….more I talk about hookah I still feel I have a lot more to say out! Let’s talk more and enjoy talking about it as well as smoking Hookah with friends and family!

A Hookah is a water pipe that is used mainly by Middle Eastern countries for smoking tobacco, mainly flavored tobacco, such as Shisha. Traditional hookahs are elaborately decorated with gold or brass and often sport ornate carvings and designs.
Beautiful Double Hose Hookah at Pars Market

The Wonder of The Hookah

A Hookah is a water pipe that is used mainly by Middle Eastern countries for smoking tobacco, mainly flavored tobacco, such as Shisha. Traditional hookahs are elaborately decorated with gold or brass and often sport ornate carvings and designs. They are traditionally made from glass but can also be made from plastic or even. They have a long stem with a large Bowl at the top where the tobacco is placed.

From the stem are several long hoses that enable several people to enjoy the hookah at once. Water is placed in the stem and, when the bowl of tobacco is lit, the smoke is then filtered through the water and into the lungs of each person inhaling from each hose.

The practice of using hookahs is very popular in countries like Iran and other Arab countries but it is also popular in European countries, as well, and even the United States.

The practice of using hookahs is very popular in countries like Iran and other Arab countries but it is also popular in European countries, as well, and even the United States.
Small little Hookah at Pars Market

Purchasing your own hookah is a very personal experience. You can choose whatever design you would like, and there are several as it’s popular for the hookah to be elaborately decorated as our Hookahs at Pars Market are so beautiful designed and built so strongly!

There are many different styles of Hookah, and the number of hoses sprouting from the main stem varies as well. When you get a group of your friends, family or co-workers together to sample the latest blend of flavored tobacco, it is a true bonding experience. This is why the hookah is so popular, it’s the exchanging of smoke amongst a small group that truly makes the hookah experience a special one. 

Come down to our shop Pars Market to purchase your own new Hookah,
Small Beautiful hookah at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland

Come down to our shop Pars Market to purchase your own new Hookah, We have wide selection of amazing looking Hookahs and our Friendly and Knowledgeable staff are here to help you choosing the right hookah for your budget! If you are a beginner No problem We show you how to start and set up your hookah from scratch, Because Pars Market is A one-stop shop for all your Hookah shisha smoking needs. We offer high quality of hookahs products from all shapes and sizes at the lowest prices available in the market.  guaranteed top quality hookahs and shisha at the lowest prices. Each one of our hookah products are crafted to the highest standards and completely authentic. Our hookahs (hooka, huka) are functional, attractive, durable and available to you. Come inside and see which hookah strikes your fancy!

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9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY Suite 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

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Ras el Hanout a Moroccan spice and Recipe of Tagine at Pars Market LLC Columbia Maryland 21045

What is Ras el Hanout?

A prized Moroccan spice blend, Ras el Hanout takes its name from an Arabic phrase that can be loosely translated as “top of the shop”–meaning the very best a spice merchant has to offer. This complex medley of seasonings is notable for its rich aroma and well-balanced curry-like flavor.

 

Pars Market full Selection of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spices in Columbia Maryland 21045
Jar of Ras el Hanout Spice at Pars Market

 

  • A traditional Moroccan spice blend with a rich, spicy aroma and deep, complex flavors.
  • Sprinkle the blend onto chicken and fish before pan-frying, grilling or baking to impart a rich, golden color and exotic spicy flavor.
  • Ras el Hanout is also a classic seasoning for grilled lamb, tagines and couscous dishes.
  • To ensure the most vibrant flavor and aroma, the seasonings are individually ground and blended.
  • Our best version of Ras el Hanout at Pars Market contains up to 50 herbs and spices – an aromatic bouquet of flavor
  • A Must-Have for Moroccan Cuisine
  • The premium, 100% all-natural ingredients for our Ras el Hanout at Pars Market sourced from the best selection of spices originally from Morocco.

At the very least, any food in which you include Ras el Hanout will inspire diners to kiss the cook, so you’ve got that goin’ for you!

 Here’s a recipe about making Tagine with Ras el Hanout. Which you can find all the spices and ingredients for this delicious dish at Pars Market!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbs. ras el hanout
  • 1 Tbs. sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt, plus more, to taste
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper, plus more, to taste
  • 3 lb. short ribs, cut into serving pieces, external fat trimmed to 1/4 inch
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine, such as Syrah
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken broth, plus more, as needed
  • 1 Tbs. honey (optional)

For the spiced couscous:

  • 2 cups couscous
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more, to taste
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1 tsp. finely grated orange zest
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

In a small bowl, stir together the ras el hanout, paprika, the 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper. Rub the mixture over the short ribs, coating them evenly. Let stand at room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes.

Preheat an oven to 350°F.

Heat a large, heavy fry pan over medium heat. Pour in the olive oil and heat until the surface shimmers. Add the short ribs and brown on all sides, about 8 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

Pour off all but 2 Tbs. of the fat in the pan. Add the onion, carrots, squash and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the onion begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the wine, stirring to scrape up the browned bits from the pan bottom. Add the tomatoes and the 1/2 cup stock.

Transfer the mixture to a tagine. Add the short ribs, pushing them down into the vegetables. Cover the tagine, transfer to the oven and bake until the meat is very tender, about 2 1/2 hours.

Meanwhile, prepare the spiced couscous: Rinse the couscous in a fine-mesh sieve under cold running water. Set aside to drain for 15 minutes.

Fill the bottom compartment of the couscoussiere halfway with water, making sure the water does not touch the steam tray above. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Spread the couscous out on a baking sheet and aerate by lightly rubbing the clumps between your palms and raking your fingers through the couscous.

Line the steam tray with a piece of cheesecloth. Brush the cheesecloth with 1 Tbs. of the olive oil. Place the couscous on the cheesecloth. Cover the couscoussiere and steam for 20 minutes. Again, spread the couscous out on a baking sheet. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil, 1/4 cup cold water, the turmeric and the 1/2 tsp. salt. Sprinkle the liquid over the couscous and aerate with your fingers, breaking up any lumps.

Make sure there is still water in the lower compartment, then return the couscous to the lined steam tray. Cover and steam for 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer the couscous to a serving bowl. Using a spoon, gently fold in the currants, orange zest and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Transfer the short ribs to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Let the sauce cool for 5 minutes, then skim the fat off the surface. If the sauce is too thick, stir in more stock, 2 Tbs. at a time. Stir in the honey, and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.

Divide the spiced couscous among warmed bowls. Top with the short ribs and sauce and serve immediately. Serves 4 to 6.

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9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY Suite 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

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Turkish Allepo / Marash Pepper Spice and more selection of Herbs at Pars Market LLC Columbia Maryland 21045

  Maras (Marash) pepper adds wonderful flavor to food, a fruity kind of heat that goes with almost every savory dish…

 

 

 Marash Pepper has perfectly balanced heat and amazing flavor, sweet and rich and almost smoky. This Turkish crushed chili has an ancho-like flavor with a little more heat and tartness. It’s chunkier than paprika, so the flavor pops more.Use it in the oil for roasted potatoes, on baked winter squash, in the batter for corn bread or dough for cheese wafers, in the dry rub for cured duck legs; as a substitute for cayenne or hot red pepper flakes.

 

a Jar of Marash Pepper at Pars Market

 Features

  • Marash pepper has perfectly balanced heat and amazing flavor, sweet and rich and almost smoky
  • This Turkish crushed chili has an ancho-like flavor with a little more heat and tartness.
  • It’s chunkier than paprika, so the flavor pops more.
  • All Natural
  • 100% Pure 

 

 If you are looking for a chilli with snap, this certainly tops that category. Marash is one of the largest city in Turkey by Syrian border. Compare to crushed pepper, Marash chilli peppers are as hot if not hotter, tasty without the lingering taste, without the seeds, very tasty but certainly salty. Sparkling color. Excellent with everything specially on Avocados, sprats, melted cheese and a good stone grounded wheat tortilla. Marash Pepper works real well for marinading any foods specially soups and stews and it could be often be used as a spicier substitute for paprika!

 

Jar of Marash Pepper at Pars Market (Back of the jar)

 

 

 At Pars Market we carry the best quality of Turkish Marash Pepper as well as other great spices we just have for you! Our spice selections are huge and you find full line of all Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spice selection at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland.

 


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COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

 

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Buying Hookah, Shisha, Charcoal at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045

It is extremely important that you know how to check a Hookah before you purchase it, because no matter what country it comes from, there is a certain percentage of hookahs that are defective.

Start with the bowl on top. Inspect for chips and an ovular opening where it connects to your hookah. If the the opening of the bowl is ovular, it might not seal tightly when sitting on top of the hookah. Next, look for obstructions in the holes of the bowl. Sometimes, during the glazing process, the holes are covered up or clogged. You will also want to make sure that the bowl fits snugly. You should be able to jerk the hookah a little bit and not have any movement on the bowl. If it does seems to wobble a bit, try to turn it in a clockwise fashion as you push it down over the gasket.

Take the hose off and plug one end with your thumb as you blow through the other end. Listen carefully for any air leaks. If there are any air leaks, the hose has a hole in it. Now, unplug one end and point it at a bare patch of skin that is not on your face (you may get a chunk of rust right into your eye). You should feel a good amount of air coming out. If the amount of air coming out feels weak, the hose has obstructions.

Check the stem for breaks or damage by holding the stem up like a looking glass and pointing the opposite end toward the light.

Unscrew the check release valve to make sure it has a ball bearing.

To check the air flow of the rest of the Hookah, make sure it is assembled with the stem, vase, vase gasket, hose, and hose gasket. You will need to remove the bowl and bowl gasket if it is on top of the stem. Use your hand or a piece of cloth to clog the top of the hookah stem. Suck through the hose and listen carefully for air leaks. You should not be able to take any air in. Common air leaks occur near the hose port around the weld lines. With the top of the hookah stem still clogged, blow into the hose. Air should be expelled out of the check release valve.

Make sure the vase is not wobbly and that the top opening is not ovular. Also, look for cracks and chips in the glass. 

At Pars Market we have sold over Thousands of Hookah since day first opened up and everyone who purchased the Hookah from us was a Happy customer! Because we sell the best quality Hookah you can ever find in the market! Our hookahs are not even Built to last for long long time they are so Beautiful and you can have it up for a good looks and decoration at your home! We carry All sizes and shapes of Hookahs at Pars Market at the lowest prices in the market! We also assist you to find the best hookah from our large selection of hookahs we sell in our store which will suit your needs! We guarantee your satisfaction at Pars Market come down and check us out!   

 

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9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY # 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

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Pars Market Hookah, Shisha, Charcoal, Glass Pipe, Herbal Incense, hookah Pen and more in Columbia Maryland 21045

 This post is copy of our Hookah page on our Website!

 

Pars Market is committed to offering the largest selection of quality hookah products. We have hookahs of all Models, shapes, sizes, Colors and prices, starting at just $16.99  We carry a wide range of Maya, Acrylic, Bohemian, and Iranian style hookahs. We also carry many manufacturers and flavors of the Freshest and High Quality tobacco which is known as shisha, mass’el, or tobacco molasses at the lowest prices in entire Maryland and surrounded areas. Feel free to call us at (443)259-0002 if you have any questions. We also carry components to repair your hookah.

Pars Market Best Hookah Selection in Maryland
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Pars Market LLC Hookah Selection in Columbia Maryland 21045

Our Hookah are Built strong, Selections are wide,  looks are Awesome, Qualities are High and they last for a life time!

We carry 100% of the accessories that goes with any  Hookahs we sell and guarantee the quality of our products and your Satisfaction!

Along with all the above said we provide you with an fantastic customer service that you have never experience like one before!

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Pars Market Hookah, Shisha,  Charcoal Poster

 

We carry many varieties and flavors of Shisha:

• Just to name a few: Black Grape Layalina Shisha • Double Apple Al Fakher Shisha

• Golden Strawberry Al Fakher Shisha • Grape Al Fakher Shisha
• Blue Mist Starbuzz, Citrus Mint Starbuzz, Coco Jumbo Starbuzz, and almost full ine of everything Starbuzz flavors!

• After Nine Al Waha Shisha • Eskandarani Apple Layalina Shisha


 

Pars Market LLC Three Kings Charcoal For Hookah We carry many varieties of Charcoal:       • Coco Nara Coals • Three Kings Hookah Charcoal

• Al Fakher Coconut Coals • Al Fakher Quick Lighting Coals
• Chronic Hookah Coconut Coals • Dodo Self Lighting Coals
• Kwikstart Silver Charcoal Tablets

 We carry many accesories and replacement parts for your hookah

Pars Market Hookah, Shishah, Accessories and Replacement Parts Columbia Maryland 21045
We carry many accesories and replacement parts for your hookah
• Hookah Hoses • Hookah Bowls • Replacement Vases
• Hookah Tongs • Plastic Tips • Replacement Stems
• Metal & Glass Screens • Foil Sheets • Replacement Trays
• Hookah Gaskets • Hookah Brushes • Argile Wind Covers
• Hookah Bags/Cases • Charcoal Lighters • Stem Adapters
• Stem Plugs • Check Valves • Hose Components

Other practical accessories we offer are:

 

  • bowl aluminum foil
  • wind cover (bowl wind cover)
  • multi hose adapter for all hookahs
  • base protector
  • carrying and storing bag
  • charcoal holder – ideal for tearooms


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Best of All We also carry Largest Selection of Bubblers, Glass Blunt, Mershon Pipes, Pipe Screens, Water pipe, Chillums, Hand pipe, Metal Pipes, Steam Roller, Wood Pipe, Vaporizers, Electronic Cigarettes, Legal Herbal Incense, Filters, Rolling Paper and many many more…

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