Saturday, February 23, 2013

Taro and swiss chard recipe

Taro and swiss chard recipe

qulqas with salk قلقاس بالسلق


Health benefits of Swiss chard

  • Swiss chard, like spinach, is the store-house of many phytonutrients that have health promotional and disease prevention properties.

  • Chard is very low in calories (19 kcal per 100 g fresh, raw leaves) and fats, recommended in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.

  • Chard leaves are an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin, vitamin-C. Its fresh leaves provide about 33% of recommended levels per 100 g. As a powerful water-soluble antioxidant, vitamin C helps to quench free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) through its reduction potential properties. Research studies suggest that regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C help maintain normal connective tissue, prevent iron deficiency, and also help the human body develop resistance against infectious agents by boosting immunity.

  • Chard is one of the excellent vegetable sources for vitamin-K; 100 g provides about 700% of recommended intake. Vitamin K has potential role bone health by promoting osteotrophic (bone formation and strengthening) activity. Adequate vitamin-K levels in the diet help limiting neuronal damage in the brain; thus, has established role in the treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

  • It is also rich source of omega-3 fatty acids; vitamin-A, and flavonoids anti-oxidants like ß-carotene, α-carotene, lutein and zea-xanthin. Carotenes convert to vitamin A inside the body.

  • It is also rich in B-complex group of vitamins such as folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid that are essential for optimum cellular metabolic functions.

  • It is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutaseIron is required for cellular oxidation and red blood cell formation.


Here is a famous Egyptian recipe for taro with swiss chard


01 swiss chard


02 Taro


03 Taro and swiss chard recipe

Half boiled meat
Swiss Chard
gresh green Coriander
fresh green dill
6 Cloves of garlic


Cut taro and wash it with hot water as many times as you can, till its't gummy

And then put taro with meat and soup

Of course meat is prepared before as boiled meat with onion
Cardamom and Bay leaves and spices

04 Taro with meat


leave it on fire with meat and after a while before the meat is fully cooked, add Coriander and dill.

then we

prepare the Swiss Chard

05 swiss chard and garlic
Put fat on fire then add garlic and Swiss Chard.

take care so its not over cooked.
we want it rough and dry like this.

06 swiss chard

then take it to kitchen chopper to cut it too small.

add it to the taro with meat
Stir and add salt and black pepper
Leave on fire for a while then we are done.
This the final shape


07 Taro - swiss chard recipe


Its good to eat it with white rice

08 rice - taro - swiss chard

and Eggplant Pickle

09 taro - swiss chard - Eggplant Pickle

Enjoy it

10 09 taro - swiss chard - Eggplant Pickle -rice - recipe

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Egyptian Hawawshi Recipe

Egyptian Hawawshi Recipe

Basic Ingredients of Egyptian Hawawshi Recipe


Shami bread or wheat bread

Half a kilo of minced meat.

Large onion

(Any fatty substance such as corn oil or butter or any another trivially vegetarian)

Salt pepper seasoning. (Spices is one of the secrets of delicious taste I use spices consisting of cinnamon and nutmeg, cloves .. and green coriander .. and Laura paper and Cardamom)

Additional Ingredients

Green Pepper.

. Diced tomatoes

Paprika (sweet red peppers).

. Coriander green ..

Foil (aluminum tin ..

Preparation of  Egyptian Hawawshi Recipe

Mix every thing well

Distribute pieces of fat in the dish like this

Then take the amount of the mixture previously prepared and put into bread

Half kilo enough to prepare five pieces of bread

Are wrapped with foil paper(aluminum tin) .. and enter a very hot oven for five minutes and then subside(Reduces) fire on them for half an hour..

Served with pickles

Belhana we el shefa :)