How to make Mulukhiyah - Egyptian Recipes

How to make Mulukhiyah – Egyptian Recipes

Mulukhiyah is one of the most delicious dishes in Egypt and the Middle East. It has a rich history because this dish originated in Egypt during the Pharaohs’ time. Mulukhiyah looks like mint and has a taste similar to spinach. Let us delve into the list of ingredients and the step-by-step procedure to make Mulukhiyah. Read on!


  • One whole chicken cut into four pieces
  • One onion cut into four wedges
  • Three to four cardamom pods
  • One or two liters of water
  • Six cups of freshly cut Mulukhiyah leaves
  • Eight to ten crushed garlic cloves
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • One teaspoon of allspice
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh lemon juice


  1. Use a medium or large pot to place the chicken
  2. Add cardamom pods and onion wedges to the pot
  3. Bring the pot to a boil and cook over medium heat
  4. Reduce the heat to ensure simmering
  5. After cooking the chicken, take it out and set it aside for a few minutes
  6. Cut the chicken into pieces and remove the bones
  7. Set aside the cut chicken and place it back over the stock
  8. You can toss cardamom pods and onions at this stage
  9. Next, add Mulukhiyah over the chicken and stock
  10. Stir the ingredients well and cook on a high heat
  11. Reduce the heat to medium-low once it starts boiling
  12. Set aside the simmered mixture for 30 minutes
  13. Add salt and allspices at this point
  14. Use a skillet to place ghee or olive oil
  15. Add crushed garlic to the olive oil and cook for a few minutes
  16. Add this mixture to Mulukhiyah and stir appropriately
  17. Add a little more soup or broth if you want to make Mulukhiyah soupier
  18. Serve the delicious dish with rice and lemon juice on the side