This is a recipe for Palestinian Molokhia, a popular dish in the Middle East made with jute leaves:
- 2 lbs. fresh or frozen Molokhia leaves (also known as jute leaves)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. coriander, ground
- 1 tbsp. cumin, ground
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 2-3 tbsp. lemon juice
- Cooked white rice or bread
- If using fresh Molokhia leaves, wash and finely chop them. If using frozen leaves, let them defrost.
- In a large pot, sauté the diced onion and minced garlic in olive oil over medium heat until softened and lightly browned.
- Add the chopped Molokhia leaves to the pot and stir well.
- Add the coriander, cumin, salt, and black pepper to the pot and stir well to combine.
- Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the Molokhia has thickened and become somewhat slimy in texture.
- Stir in the lemon juice and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Serve the Molokhia hot with white rice or bread.
Enjoy your delicious and authentic Palestinian Molokhia!