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Egyptian Mulukhiyah Recipe Video
If you're a fan of mallows and beef, then you have stumbled into a right page. Come, see the video and try this delicious mallow soup on your own.
6 cups hydrated or fresh Jews mallow (mulukhiya leaves)
2 lbs cooked beef chunks with onions and broth
1 cup chopped onions
2 cups chopped fresh cilantro (coriander leaves)
1 tbs dried cilantro (coriander leaves)
8 tbs minced garlic
1 cup lemon juice
4-5 tbs vegetable shortening
6 tbs olive oil
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
Cook beef chunks with onions in broth until tender, set aside. The day before you want to prepare this dish, you will need to soak the mallow leaves in warm water, let stand overnight. Then next morning, poor off the water and soak until ready to cook. When ready to cook, poor off water and drain completely. If using fresh mallow leaves, you can skip the overnight soaking and just rinse the leaves when ready to cook. In a large pot on medium heat, add 1 tbs vegetable shortening and about 1 or 2 cups of the mallow leaves, saute for about 4-5 minutes, repeat until all of the leaves are sauteed. Next add about 6 cups of water to the pot, cover and let cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes. After cooking, poor off the water/broth and return to heat. Add 6 cups of the beef broth to the mallow leaves and add the beef chunks with the onions. In a pan, add 3 tbs of olive oil and saute 1 cup of chopped onion until brown in color 5-7 minutes, add to the pot. Next, add 3 tbs to the pan and saute half of the fresh cilantro and half of the minced garlic, saute for 3 minutes then add to the pot. Finally add the rest of the fresh cilantro, minced garlic, salt and dried cilantro to the pot, cover and let cook on medium/low heat for 1 hour 15 minutes until leaves are tender. When the leaves are tender then add the lemon juice and cayenne pepper, combine well and then serve with rice (see recipe) and pita bread.
Editors ReviewHere is an excellent video that shows a recipe for Egyptian Mulukhiyah that is a wonderful soup made of green leaves called Jews mallows. It makes a great stew that is served with rice. This recipe is simply worth trying and do share this video with your friends too!
healthyeating says :
I also wanted to know about this as I eat only chicken, no beef/pork/lamb for me....Is it ok to use vegetable broth as a meat substitute ??
Posted on: 3 February 2010 - 12:05am
veg foodie says :
sounds intriguing but I don't eat meat.. can i not use something else as the base.. flavored vegetable broth for instant??
Posted on: 21 November 2009 - 12:09pm