July 10, 2012 • Category: Main Dish
This is mouloukhieh; a very popular green in Lebanon and Egypt (where it originated). Mouloukhieh is also known as corchorus olitorius, jew’s mallow, corette (in French) and Asian names (popular as a tea in Japan), or country-style American names like bush okra.
It is easy to grow from seeds, my friend Phoebe used to grow it in her backyard in Dallas, Texas. It takes only a few weeks to grow. It also freezes beautifully; in fact, every Middle-Eastern store sells it frozen and dried.
In Lebanon, it is prepared as a stew or a soup to which chicken or lamb is added and served over rice with a bowl of chopped onion swimming in vinegar or lemon juice and another bowl of baked pita croutons.
I have posted two methods of preparing it, however there are many more. In terms of nutrition, it is an extremely nutritious green (calcium, iron, fiber, antioxidants, etc).
To prepare it Lebanese-style
To prepare it Coptic-style
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A Canadian Foodie says:
If I didn’t know better, I would say it was stinking nettle. That is exactly what it looks like in that photo. Can you describe the flavour?
On July 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm
Belinda @zomppa says:
Oo – over a warm bowl of rice sounds lovely – not easy to find here!
On July 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm
I only know the powdered version. I’d love to eat the fresh leaves…
On July 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm
So nice to learn about this new leafy green Joumana – I always get a chuckle out of your mysterious eats posts because I hardly every know what they are!!! 🙂
chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
On July 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm
Oui, Chef says:
My father in-law, george loves this stuff, he calls it the Big M! Sadly, around here we can only find it dried, it looks so beautiful fresh! I’m sending him this link now, he’ll get a kick out of it.
On July 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm
The page for Mouloukhieh stew Lebanese style and Coptic style is not opening. I am looking for a good Mouloukhieh recipe. Love your blog and tries several of your recipes.
On May 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm
@Tatiana: I am going to be looking into this matter tonight and will try to fix it asap. Thanks for bringing it to my attention~:)
On May 28, 2015 at 2:01 pm
thank you!! i’ve been having the same issue!
On August 17, 2015 at 7:27 pm
@Saba: I will look into it again. Give me one hour.
On August 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm
Hello Joumana, my name is also Joumana ☺ and I can’t open the link to the Lebanese or Egyptian recipe. Thank you for looking into it as I can’t wait to try your recipe and feed it to my family ☺
On August 1, 2016 at 2:24 pm