Feb 2, 2010

Hulba



Hulba is a Yemeni tradition used upon their famous dish Salata. If you only have fenugreek seeds on hand like I did you can just grind it yourself in a magic bullet or blender. After you pour the water off you will see the mixture is now gel like but still brown as soon as you blend it will become white as it should. It is important that you do leave the fenugreek to soak in the water for AT LEAST 3 hours.

1 tablespoon ground fenugreek
1 cup water
juice from 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt

1.In a cup add fenugreek and water. Allow to sit at least three hours. Carefully pour remaining water out of cup. In a blender add fenugreek mixture, lemon juice and salt. Blend until white and foamy.

Yields: 1/2 cup

2 fabulous comments:

Anonymous said...

Salam,

I don't understand the recipe instructions... Do I have to pour out the entire amount of water before I blend it? That would make the mix about 1/4 cup, is that enough to blend? I would think it would stick to the blender but I've never made it before so I wouldn't know. I just need to make this today, so please let me know ASAP.

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Noor said...

Alaykum Salam, its very easy. You just follow the recipe exactly. You add all the water to the ground fenugreek and you just let that soak for AT LEAST three hours. I used a small food processor but you can use a hand blender or whatever you have to work with that will blend well. And all you do is add it all and blend. It looks just like water and ground fenugreek but as soon as it starts to blend it turns frothy and thats what you want. Its simple. BTW not sure who this is you did not leave your name, lol.