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Egyptian Food Recipes

Updated on May 10, 2011

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Pickled Vegetables

Pickles are very important and significant foodstuff in Egypt. People eat them allover the year. Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can lower the risk of and prevent a number of serious illnesses and health problems, such as cancer, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. We should eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day. Pickles can form one of these portions, as a way of having nice taste "for people who enjoy eating salty food". Pickling vegetables is also considered a way to preserve vegetables for sometime. If you want to keep them for a long time, you mustn't cut them, just keep them whole.

Step 1

You need first to sterilize jars. This will be by placing jars and their lids in boiling water and leave them to boil for 5 minutes to kill germs.

Step 2

Wash vegetables very well and clean them. Cut them if you're going to eat them withen 10 days.

Step 3

Prepare pickling liquid. Boil a large amount of water for 5 minutes and leave it aside to cool down. Don't use it before you make sure it's at room temperature. For each cup of water add 1/4 a cup of white vinegar and a tablespoon of coarse salt.

Step 4

Put vegetables in sterilized jars, then pour pickling liquid over them. Cover firmly with the lid and put them in a safe well aerated place.


You can also try other pickling recipes and new tastes

Stuffed turkey "Egyptian way"

You can make delicious Stuffed Turkey following easy steps. Just start preparation a day before.

You need to soak your medium size turkey in salted water and refrigerate night long.

To make the stuffing

You need

  • 3 large diced onions
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Cardamom (up to taste)
  • 3 tbsp margarine
  • 6 cups Egyptian rice "short seeds"


  • In a large pan put margarine and put it on medium heat
  • Add diced onion, salt and pepper and mix till onion looks transparent
  • Rinse rice with cold water and drain well
  • Add rice and mix for 5 minutes
  • Leave the stuff aside to cool down
  • Put cardamom and mix


  • Drain Turkey and leave it aside as you're preparing stuff
  • Half fill a very large pan with water
  • Put a large onion cut into 4 pieces, 1 tbsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper into water
  • Bring water to boil
  • Stuff turkey with rice mixture and don't forget to put some rice under skin.
  • Wrap turkey with Aluminum foil and place it gently in water.
  • Cook it on medium heat for about 1 to 1 1/2 hour.
  • Spray a baking tray with oil
  • Put the turkey into the tray and brush with oil
  • Roast it in a 400 F oven for 30 minutes


Other recipes you can use to cook a turkey


Molokhia is an originally an Egyptian food, you can eat it with rice, or just as soup.

You need

  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 kg molokhia
  • 4 mashed skinless tomatoes
  • 1 minced garlic head
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 1 tbsp dried ground coriander


  • Clean molokhia and wash
  • Drain it very well before you cut the leaves
  • Mince the leaves very well and leave aside
  • Add tomatoes and half the amount of garlic and coriander into chicken broth
  • Boil for 2 minutes
  • Add minced molokhia and leave it to boil for more 5 minutes
  • In a skillet put margarine and all the left garlic and coriander
  • Mix very well on high heat to golden colour
  • Pour into molokhia and remove it away from heat.
  • Cover it very well till you serve it

You can see more famous Arab food "Originated in Egypt"

Falafel OR Ta'meya "By Trefoil"

Other two ways to cook Molokhia

Egyptian rice

Egyptian rice is of short seeds and rich in starch. To cook Egyptian rice;

You need

  • 2 cups washed and drained Egyptian rice
  • 1 tbsp margarine or 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cupt boiled water

  • 1 tsp salt


  • Heat a pan and add margarine or oil
  • Mix rice very well until all seeds are covered with grease
  • Put water and salt and stir till it absorbs water
  • Reduce heat to minimum and cover firmly and cook for 20 minutes


You'll find here more recipes for cooking rice

To be continued ...

 I'll update this hub and add more Arabic dishes. They are all tasty but not if you want to lose weight:)


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    • kafsoa profile image

      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thanks Tony, they're really tasty especially pickles and molokhaia, I love them in summer:)

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      Tony Mead 6 years ago from Yorkshire

      HI Kafsoa

      this sounds a really interesting and of course tasty meal, it's something that i must try.

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thank you Aris, it's very nice to hear that from you!

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      Aris Budianto 6 years ago from Lying along the equator Country

      Sounds delicious, I like this recipe and I am going to try it step by step, useful hub, voted up.

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thank you Sam, you're a really warm lovely friend:)

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      Sam9999 6 years ago

      It all sounds so delicious. Excellent hub!

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      A big thanks to you Mrs. Menagerie!

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      This is an awesome hub!

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thank you Deborah, it's really very nice to stop by and write a comment, that really makes me very happy.

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      Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Congratulations on your hubnugget nomination. These are interesting recipes. Best of Luck to you at hubpages.


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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Oh wow! I can't believe that my hub was nominated!

      It's really great to feel you've made a good job. Thanks all the team and hubbers who have helped me a lot and a big kiss for every body voted or will vote for me :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      This looks delicious! :)

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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      You're most welcomed Luxmi:)

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      Luxmih Eve-Lyn Forbes 7 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

      Thanks for sharing.... I think I am going to have to find some Egyptian friends... because that is about the only way I will eat that delicious food.

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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      Yes they are Azee:)

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      azee raja 7 years ago from pakistan


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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      They're very delicious, and you can stuff chicken the same way.

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      amahubber 7 years ago from Egypt

      Great recipes, love them all :)