Please meet one of the most loved National dishes of Egypt, the ultimate Egyptian comfort food choice, the very nutritious and tasty Molokhia (Jute Leaf Stew). This is a traditional Egyptian soup that was typically eaten by royalty in Ancient Egypt and eventually became a very common food across the Middle East 🌿
Follow this Molokhia recipe for a real treat:
🌿 Defrost 1 package of frozen Molokhia and transfer it to a medium saucepan – I can only find frozen Molokhia at the Middle Eastern stores here in NJ, so making this recipe with fresh Molokhia isn’t an option for me.
🌿 To the thawed Molokhia add 1 bouillon cube, 1 tablespoon ghee (سمنة), and 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Whisk everything together until the ghee has melted and the bouillon cube has dissolved.
🌿 When Molokhia starts to bubble, add 4 ladles of boiling hot stock and whisk until they’re well combined.
🌿Prepare the garlic “Tashaa”: Sauté 1 tablespoon minced garlic in 1 tablespoon ghee until fragrant. Add 1 teaspoon coriander powder and keep mixing until coriander is toasty and fragrant.
🌿 Pour the sizzling garlic coriander mix over the Molokhia, stir it in and bring Molokhia to a soft boil.
Serve it with white rice or hot pita bread and Enjoy!
They say “Walk Like an Egyptian”🕺🏻🇪🇬; I say “Eat Like a Pharaoh” 😉🇪🇬
Bon Appétit ❤️
MADE WITH LOVE!