Egyptian Mloukhia Recipe

Mloukhia, known as jew’s mallow, is a highly nutritious plant native to the Nile Valley of Egypt. This leafy green is incredibly popular in Egypt and other Mediterranean countries, owing to its health benefits and delicious flavor. Mloukhia is commonly prepared in a variety of dishes, including soups, stews, and casseroles. This recipe, however, will take Mloukhia to the next level.


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound fresh Mloukhia leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and sauté until it becomes translucent, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the Mloukhia leaves and sauté for a few minutes until the leaves start to wilt.
  4. Add the cumin, salt, and pepper and reduce the heat to low.
  5. Cover the pot and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot as a side dish or as part of a main course.

This tantalizing dish is sure to become a favorite in your house. It’s packed with the nutrients from the Mloukhia, as well as a delicious flavor from the cumin. Plus, it’s easy to make and requires minimal ingredients. Try this recipe tonight and experience the flavors and health benefits of Mloukhia for yourself!