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Mint and Pomegranate Shafout


Shafout is one of my favorite dishes from Yemen. I love it because its so unique and also healthy and it tastes really good, especially on a hot summer day. This is a special version which makes a nice Iftar meal. I made mine heavy on the mint, but you can adjust the spices if you like to have more garlic, lemon, or spiciness. The milk and yogurt is enough for about 2-3 servings but the greens make quite a bit extra so if you want to scale it up just add more milk/yogurt.


1/2 cup unsweetened yogurt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
Mint leaves
1/2 chopped bell pepper or fresh cilantro or fresh
Juice from 1 lemon
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 spicy pepper or to taste
Pinch of cumin
Salt to taste
Pomegranate seeds
2 pieces of lahoh or regular Arabic flatbread

How to make

1.       Mix together the mint leaves, bell pepper, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, chili pepper, and cumin in a blender until well blended.

2.       In a separate bowl mix together the yogurt and milk until smooth. Then add the greens mixture a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is light green.  I never measure this but it’s approx. a few tablespoons. Add salt to taste.

3.       Break up the lahooh into pieces and place in a dish about 3 layers high. Pour the yogurt mixture over the bread and let it sit for about 2 minutes to absorb. Then sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on top.


mrs sheikh

We make this using riqaaq bread..I think it probably tastes better with lahoh..Will try someday inshallah

07.10.2014 Reply