03 October 2008

Mulukhia - Egyptian Recipe


Ingradients: [1]
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1 pound Mulukhia chopped leaves
12 sliced gralic cloves
2 spoons Dhania (ground Coriander seeds)
1 spoon salt and pepper
1/2 Lemon (optional: not in Ihabs list, my addition)
2 spoons oil
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How:
Fry Coriander powder and sliced garlic cloves in oil until the garlic is brown. Keep it aside.
Pour Mulukhia in a pot and add a glass full of water. Boil for 15 minutes in an open pot.
Add salt and pepper to Mulukhia.
Mix the fried coriander and garlic paste to Mulukhia.
Boil for 1 minute. Turn off heater.
Cover the pot and leave it for 15 minutes.
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Cook some rice and invite me and Ihab! If you can not cook come over. I still have some Mulukhia left in the fridge.
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Mulukhia is jute leaf (ಸೆಣಬು). This is some what similar to Pundi Palya (ಪು೦ಡಿ ಪಲ್ಯ). Pundi is a plant similar to jute (white jute?). The fibre extracted from Pundi is used to make ropes. Pundi plants are dipped in water and left to rot. Pundi Kanni (ಕಣ್ಣಿ - rope knit to tie cattle) is ready for use when cows are worshipped in Deepavali. Dry Pundi stem is used to make festival torch used in torch procession which is similar in its form to Christmas tree burning ceremony in Belgium. Mulukhia is Pundi's brother. I also have some boubt if they are same :)
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[1] Ihab Hatem El Attar, Alexandria, Egypt

2 comments:

  1. I am sorry, but your picture does not do Mulukhia any justice! it should be green, like dark emerald color :)
    check out mine here:
    http://mimicooks.com/2007/11/mulukhia.html

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  2. I absolutely have no idea on how it should look or taste! That was our first attempt :) Thanks for drawing my attention. Looks like you have a great collection but I can not read it :(

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