Egyptian Hot Beverage - 'Sahlab' - Egyptian Spiced Drink

Egyptian Hot Beverage - 'Sahlab' - Egyptian Spiced Drink


Sahalab is a pre-packaged spice drink, sold in a white powder form in all spice shops, some supermarkets, international grocery stores, middle eastern grocery stores and indian grocery stores. For each cup of milk, use
1. 1 tea spoon sahlab
2. suger to taste
3. pinch of cinnamon powder
4. 1 teaspoon mixed nuts (pistachio nuts is recommanded) (see below mixed nuts)


1. Stir the sahlab into 1 tablespoon of cold milk.
2. Boil the remaining milk, then pour over sahlab and stir well.
3. Return to flame, add suger, and boil for about 2 minutes.
4. Serve very hot, sprinkling top of individual cups with cinnamon powder and mixed nuts.

This can also be prepared with 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water.

Mukassarat - Mixed Nuts

Depending on availability, the nuts used as filling for sweet dishes are almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, and peanuts - roasted and peeled. A mixture of two or more is generally used. The nuts are crushed very finely and mixed with suger in a ratio of 2/3 nuts to 1/3 suger. Rosewater or vanilla essence are sometimes added.
Refer to these preparation tips whenever a recipe calls for mixed nuts.

Egyptian Hot Beverage - 'Moghat' - Egyptian Spiced Drink

Moghat is a pre-packaged spice drink, sold in a dark powder form in most Egyptian spice shops, some Egyptian supermarkets, International grocery stores, Middle Eastern grocery stores and Indian grocery stores.

The same recipe as Shlab but it is dark powder and it is usually for pregnant women. Please see below "Ancient Egyptian Medicinal Plants" Link.

Ancient Egyptian Medicinal Plants Roselle fruit (Dark and Light), Majoranum hortensis, Sweet Basil, Camomile, Henna, Sage (North Sinai), Tamarind, Moghat (Owinat), Arak (Salvadora persica), Calotropis procera Aiton, Urgina maritime.

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