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Egyptian Mulukhiyah

dedemed's picture
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.
  Hydrated jews mallow/Mulukhiya leaves 6 Cup (96 tbs) (Or Fresh)
  Chopped fresh cilantro 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Coriander Leaves)
  Lemon juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Jews mallow 6 Cup (96 tbs) (Hydrated / Fresh Mulukhiya Leaves)
  Cooked beef chunks with onions and broth 2 Pound
  Chopped onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped cilantro 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Coriander Leaves)
  Dried cilantro 1 Tablespoon (Coriander Leaves)
  Minced garlic 8 Tablespoon
  Juice of lemon 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable shortening 5 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 6 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon

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.

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Side Dish
Beef, Meat
Egyptian Jews Mallow Soup
Here 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!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 715 Calories from Fat 344

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.5%

Saturated Fat 7.5 g37.6%

Trans Fat 1.6 g

Cholesterol 80 mg26.7%

Sodium 1408.7 mg58.7%

Total Carbohydrates 52 g17.3%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g28.7%

Sugars 3.8 g

Protein 44 g88.8%

Vitamin A 49.4% Vitamin C 95.1%

Calcium 10.6% Iron 33.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


veg.foodie's picture
sounds intriguing but I don't eat meat.. can i not use something else as the base.. flavored vegetable broth for instant??
healthyeating's picture
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 ??
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