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Mahjouba recipe

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Mahjouba is a traditional Algerian dish that is made with a special sauce that has a variety of vegetables. All that sauce is put into a special dough to create a nice spicy taste that absolutely you need in cold days. Stay focused to know exactly how to make mahjouba recipe.

What type of veggies you can add to make mahjouba sauce?

If you want to make the real traditional Algerian mahjouba recipe you need to make it exactly from the original people. The main vegetables that can make mahjouba are onion, garlic, tomato, and green pepper. And if you want to make it a lot spicier, you can add chili pepper.

Can we use Pomodorina sauce with mahjouba recipe?

Of course, you can. Pomodorina sauce is made with tomato and many special herbs. So, if you want to use it with mahjouba, you can add some veggies to it and you will be ready to go.

If you’re interested in Pomodorina sauce, you can find it here.

Mahjouba recipe dough

Basically, mahjouba is not only about the sauce. If you didn’t make the right dough all your troubles are in vain. So, let’s start with the important thing. If you didn’t choose good quality semolina just you can make the dough because the mahjouba dough has to be thinner as possible. The hardest thing in mahjouba is to make a thin flat dough without tearing it. So, to do that you have to buy good-quality semolina.

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Ingredients

Dough ingredients

  • Good quality semolina
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Cooking oil

Sauce ingredients

  • Minced onion
  • Tomato
  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Black pepper
  • Green pepper
  • chili pepper
  • fat
  • Tomato paste

Directions

  • First, let’s start preparing the sauce. Bring 3 onions, 2 green peppers, 6 Garlic cloves, and 2 tomatoes. Make them finely minced.
  • Second, in a pan on medium-high heat, add a couple of spoons of olive oil then add all the minced veggies and about 1 tablespoon of lamb fat. Stir them and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Third, Add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, Salt, 1 tsp black pepper, and 2 or 3 dry chili pepper. Mix well and start stirring until the mixture is thick and slightly dry. It takes about 30 minutes.
  • Next, let’s move on to the mahjouba dough. In a bowl, add 2 cups of semolina, and a tablespoon of salt. Mix them by adding water slightly. Knead it well until you get a nice soft dough. You have to use oil with that.
  • After that, let’s divide the amount into maybe five or six small balls. Cover them for about 30 minutes. Make the balls as flat and thin as possible. Be careful to cut them.
  • Next, when you’re done add 2 tablespoons of sauce for each crepe. Spread the sauce a little then fold the dough until all the sauce is covered.
  • We are almost done, bring a pan, add a little oil then add the crepes to fry. Fry the crepes until nice brown golden color. It takes maybe 3 minutes for each side.
  • Finally, that’s it our mahjouba recipe is done. If you want you can add some juice to it. Cheers!!!
Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 45 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 1 hr 20 mins Servings: 6 Best Season: Winter

Ingredients

Dough ingredients

Sauce ingredients

Instructions

  1. First, let’s start preparing the sauce. Bring onions, green peppers, Garlic cloves, and tomatoes. Make them finely minced.

  2. Second, in a pan on medium-high heat, add a couple of spoons of olive oil then add all the minced veggies and about 1 tablespoon of lamb fat. Stir them and cook for 20 minutes.

  3. Third, Add tomato paste, Salt, black pepper, and dry chili pepper. Mix well and start stirring until the mixture is thick and slightly dry. It takes about 30 minutes.

  4. Next, let’s move on to the mahjouba dough. In a bowl, add semolina, and a tablepoon of salt. Mix them by adding water slightly. Knead it well until you get a nice soft dough. You have to use oil with that.

  5. After that, let’s divide the amount into maybe five or six small balls. Cover them for about 30 minutes. Make the balls as flat and thin as possible. Be careful to cut them.

  6. Next, when you’re done add 2 tablespoons of sauce for each crepe. Spread the sauce a little then fold the dough until all the sauce is covered.

  7. We are almost done, bring a pan, add a little oil then add the crepes to fry. Fry the crepes until nice brown golden color. It takes maybe 3 minutes for each side.

  8. Finally, that’s it our mahjouba recipe is done. If you want you can add some juice to it. Cheers!!!

     

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