A popular in Middle Easters green soup that can be made in many different ways but the most famous is the Egyptian Molokhia. Join me and I will show you all the tips and tricks for making the best Egyptian Molokhia ever.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 people
- 2 Tablespoons ghee. Note1
- 1/2 Tablespoon crushed garlic.
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon dry coriander.
- 1 cube chicken bouillon. Note2
- 2-3 cups chicken broth divided. Note2
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
- 1/4 -1/2 cup tomato sauce.
- 1 (400package of frozen Molokhia.
- Salt to taste
In a deep pot over medium-high heat melt ghee then sauté garlic for 15-30 seconds until lightly golden and fragrant.
Add coriander and keep stirring for another 30 seconds.
Pour in one and half cups broth and sprinkle the bouillon cube.
Stir everything together until bouillon is dissolved. Stir in the baking soda.
Add the Molokhia, and turn down the heat to medium low, keep stirring until the Molokhia has melted completely in the broth.
Pour in 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce and still well.
Check consistency of the Molokhia, It is going to be thick. If you like it that way then do not add any more broth but if you want it thinner then add broth until you reach the consistency you love.
Now Check the taste if you need more sweetness and tartness add more tomato sauce. If it needs more salt add salt to your liking. Note3
Continue cooking Molokhia until the leaves are cooked and does not taste raw anymore.
Molokhia is usually done when it just starts boiling all over on low heat.
Do not cover Molokhia immediately, let it cool down completely before covering or serve directly with rice, chicken and pita bread.
Note1: I love using ghee when making Molokhia. You can use butter or olive oil as well.
Note2: For a complete vegan Molokhia, use olive oil, vegetable broth and bouillon.
Note3: I usually add 2 cups of broth total and 1/4 cup of tomato sauce for us.
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Calories: 106.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.4g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 5.9g | Cholesterol: 11.8mg | Potassium: 215.5mg | Sugar: 0.8g | Vitamin A: 68.8IU | Calcium: 20.8mg | Iron: 28.3mg