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           20 min               Easy                4

Main Dish:



One of the best comfort food that kids just LOVE! People call it Molokhia, Molokheya, Mulukhiya, jews Mallow, Jute Mallow, Mallow Leaves.


Regardless of the name, it's a must try traditional Egyptian meal, you can eat it as a vegetarian meal, or you can add chicken. 



2 boneless skinless chicken thighs (optional)


2 lemons

5 gloves of garlic

Oils and Vinegar

1 tsp of vegetables oil

Baking and Spices

½ tsp black pepper, ground

½ tsp salt

½ tsp whole spice, ground

½ tsp cloves, ground

½ tsp cardamom, ground

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp tumeric

1 tbsp dried coriander

1 Whole cinnamon

4 Whole gloves

3 Whole cardamom


How to make it:

  • In a medium deep size pot, chop the garlic, the coriander along with the oil over heat, until lightly browned. Add 2 cups of water and bring it boil.

  • Add the frozen Molokhia (jew mallow) to the water, add salt and pepper and let it simmer for 20 minutes. 2 minutes before you turn off the heat, add a juice of 1 lemon.

  • Rub the chicken this in salt, pepper, whole spice, ground cinnamon, ground gloves, tumeric and ground cardamom, then sauté in a pot with extra virgin olive oil for few minutes, then cover with water with all whole spices and let simmer for 30 minutes, or  fully cooked.

  • On the side, you can make rice. I normally add more lemon once I'm ready to eat with some hot pepper.



By Rama Atiya

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