Egyptian Food: Mulukhia Recipe

kafsoa By kafsoa, 6th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Have you ever visited Egypt before? I know many of you haven't. I wanted here to deliver a taste that you'll never forget it and which doesn't match any taste you've ever tried.

I love Egyptian food

I like tasty food and I think "for me" Egyptian food is the most tasty food I've ever tried. Egyptians are clever people by nature. They know how to get the best of every thing, even very poor and simple people in this country are very unique. I always say that people here have adopted themselves to enjoy whatever they have even if they are very poor they can survive and enjoy. I love Egypt and I'm proud of being Egyptian.

What is Mulukhia

Mulukhia is a green plant that grows in summer in Egypt it is known in many places by Jews Mellow. Egyptians were the first people to cook Mulukhia. This plant is full of proteins, minerals and vitamins. Egyptians cook it in many ways and they're all tasty. They even dry it and store it frozen to be able to enjoy the taste allover the year. I'm going to show you here some ways to cook Mulukhia and I believe you'll like them all.

Tips for cleaning and preparing mulukhia for cooking

Mulukhia is a summer plant, so you need to wash it very well before cooking. After washing Mulukhia very well you need to drain it well too. You can put it over a dry towel for 30 minutes to be drained well. Then cut the leaves out using scissors or your hand if you wish. Use a special cutter to cut Mulukhia, if you don't have it just chop it with a large sharp knife.
You can reduce all the above steps buying frozen Mulukhia :)

Recipe of green Mulukhia

You need
1 pound (1/2) Kg chopped Mulukhia
3 cups Chicken or meat broth
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp butter

Directions

1- In a bowl put minced Mulukhia and add 1 cup of chicken or meat broth.
2- Add 1/2 tbsp minced garlic and 1/2 tsp coriander powder and mix very well to have a very smooth paste.
3- In a cooking pot put broth and heat on medium heat.
4- Pour Mulukhia smooth paste into the pan and stir occasionally till it start to boil reduce heat to minimum.
5- In a skillet put butter and the remaining amounts of garlic and coriander.
6- Mix and heat garlic in butter to golden color and till a nice aroma releases.
7- Put some mulukhia to the skillet, you'll hear a loud sound and lots of bubbles are formed.
8- Pour all things in the skillet back into the pan and stir.
9- Put the pan away and cover for a couple of minutes before eating to save the aroma.

Recipe of Mulukhia with tomato juice

You need
1 pound (1/2) Kg chopped Mulukhia
2 cups Chicken or meat broth
1 cup of fresh tomato juice
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp butter

Directions

1- Mix tomato juice and broth together.
2- Add 1/2 tbsp minced garlic and 1/2 tsp coriander powder to the mixture.
3- In a cooking pot put the mixture and heat on medium heat.
4- Add minced Mulukhia into the pan and stir occasionally till it start to boil reduce heat to minimum.
5- In a skillet put butter and the remaining amounts of garlic and coriander.
6- Mix and heat garlic in butter to golden color and till a nice aroma releases.
7- Put some mulukhia to the skillet, you'll hear a loud sound and lots of bubbles are formed.
8- Pour all things in the skillet back into the pan and stir.
9- Put the pan away and cover for a couple of minutes before eating to save the aroma.

How to store Mulukhia

Mulukhia can be stored for months if we dry it or if we freeze it. Germs grow only if they find a wet medium at suitable temperature, so we can store Mulukhia if we take all water content from Mulukhia or if we freeze it.

Drying Mulukhia
Wash Mulukhia very well then spread it on a clean paper to dry. Leave it for a couple of days in a good aerated place till it becomes very dry. Rub Mulukhia leaves out of stems. Pack in paper packs.

Freezing Mulukhia

Wash Mulukhia any drain then chop. Pack in plastic bags and press to flatten. Keep in freezer.

How to cook dried and frozen Mulukhia

Dry Mulukhia

Soak 1 cup of Dry Mulukhia in 1 cup of water and leave for 30 minutes then cook.

Frozen Mulukhia

Take it out of freezer 2 hours before cooking then cook it using any of the above recipes.

Watch this video


Cooking Mulukhia the easy way

You can check this video too for food safari in Egypt

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Egyptian Food Recipes, Egyptian Recipes, How To Cook Mulukhia, Mulukhia Recipe

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author avatar kafsoa
Hello everybody;
I'm a mother for 4 lovely cute kids and a very happy wife. Chemistry is my major, but I give a chance to myself on different fields of knowledge. I like to share what I know.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
6th Jun 2011 (#)

Very informative and sounds delicious. Thanks for the share, kafsoa.

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author avatar kafsoa
6th Jun 2011 (#)

Hey Steve, Thanks for visiting:)

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author avatar Songbird B
6th Jun 2011 (#)

Really great info and recipes, Kafsoa..Lovely presentation too...Great work my friend...

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author avatar kafsoa
7th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you my dearest songbird:)

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author avatar Elenor
7th Jun 2011 (#)

Is it like a soup?

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author avatar kafsoa
7th Jun 2011 (#)

Yes, it is like soup, the one with tomato is more delicious as a soup. and it's eaten with white rice.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
7th Jun 2011 (#)

It sounds yummy, Kafsoa. Unfortunately, I do not know where to find this plant in my place. Thanks anyway for sharing it

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author avatar kafsoa
7th Jun 2011 (#)

Do you import any frozen Egyptian vegetables? If you do, just go to the market and search for Mulukhia in frozen section. I used to buy it frozen when I was abroad.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
7th Jun 2011 (#)

Maybe. I really don't have any idea. But, if I go to a big supermarket, maybe I'll find it. I'll try. Thanks

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
16th Jun 2011 (#)

I love trying different ethnic foods. I'm not sure I would be able to find Mulukhia here, but I'll look. It sounds really good....Thank you, kafsoa.

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