Molokhia recipe (egyptian cuisine)

5 servings
5 min
10 min
Very Easy
Molokhia (corchorus soup) is considered as one of the famous Egyptian meals that you would see in any Egyptian house. It’s really simple and usually served with Egyptian rice, salad, and any kind of meat (chicken, rabbit, or beef).


Number of serving: 5


1 cup of minced corchorus plant (molokheya)

5 cups of any kind of meat broth (chicken, rabbit, or beef).

6-8 cloves of minced garlic

2 tbsp butter( I use corn oil)

1 Tbsp coriander powder or fresh thinly slice coriander

1 tsp cumin

salt and pepper to taste


  • Directions:

    Take the corchorus leaves and discard the roots and stem . and wash them very well then drain. On medium heat, add the meat broth in a pot and bring it to a boil. Meanwhile put the drained corchorus leaves in a mixer until it’s minced into very tiny pieces, then measure a cup.

    Once the meat broth boils lower the heat then add the minced corchorus, stir and wait until it starts boiling and lower the heat. Don't leave the soup to boil too much or else the vitamin benefits will fly off . Quickly prepare a medium pan, add the butter/Oil and let it heat up a little. Mix the minced garlic with the spices and add it to the heated butter/Oil. Stir until garlic’s color starts fading and starts to turn red then switch the heat off.

    Slowly add the garlic mix to the corchorus pot and stir. The meal is now ready and could be served with rice, meat, and salad or MAHSHI, Egyptian top favorite (stuffed veggies) :)

    * You can then keep it in a plastic bag and store it in your freezer until the next cooking.

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