- 1cup pearl wheat
- 2cups Water
- 3tbs Sugar
- 3tbsp Raisins
- handful chopped toasted almonds(garnish)
- 2tbsp cinnamon(optional)
- Rinse the wheat.
- Place the wheat, water, sugar, and cinnamon in a pot on the stove, on a medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and allow to simmer (cook for about 1-1:30 hours)
- Wheat should be al dente (chewy, but tender)
- To serve add the milk (as much as desired) and sprinkle with the toasted almonds.
Place: Damitta, Egypt.
|Recipe’s Personal Background||How did you learn this recipe?||From family and relatives|
|Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe?||This recipe is well known in most of the Egyptian homes all over Egypt. As you can see from the ingredients it is very healthy and delicious and being loved by all family members. Usually this dish is being cooked at home but also you can find it ready made in some shops nowadays. Since Fatamid times it has been introduced to Egyptian cuisine. Made especially during the feast of “Ashoura”.|
|Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)?||this recipe has been shared and learned together between friends, families and relatives of all generations.|
|Mediterranean Background||Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||_|
|Any Festivity this recipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||_|
Is your recipe connected to the territory you live in? Is it strictly linked to the specificity of the agricultural environment?
|Season (season this food is linked to)||During winter|
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat2.5 g
Saturated Fat0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat1.2 g
Total Carbohydrate25.6 g
Dietary Fiber4.5 g
Vitamin A0.0 %
Vitamin B-120.0 %
Vitamin B-60.3 %
Vitamin C0.0 %
Vitamin D0.0 %
Vitamin E4.9 %
Pantothenic Acid0.1 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.