Beverages

Sahlab (salep, saloop, salop) سحلب

Notes

Sahlab is a popular winter drink in Egypt in cafes, as well as in homes.

The beverage is a thick creamy white hot drink.

The main ingredient is the Salep, which is a white flour like powder obtained from the dried tubers of a wild orchid, Orchis mascula.

The flour is used in other Turkish cooking, such as the thick dondurma ice cream.

The main ingredient in the flour is mucilage, which gives sahlab its thick characteristic.

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Carob (Locust bean) drink Kharroob خروب

Notes

Carob is the legume fruit of the Carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua. It is also known as Locust bean, kharoob, and in Arabic خروب.

The fruit is consumed in Egypt as a snack, and used to make a refreshing cold drink popular in shops and street vendors.

Resources:

Purdue Horticulture on new crops on Carob.

Servings:

Preparation Time: 0.75 hours

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Karkadeh drink: Hibiscus/Roselle كركديه عناب

Notes:
Karkade is made from the dried petals of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), this tart bright red drink can be served either hot or cold. It is said to lower blood pressure. Read more on Roselle.

Servings: 7

Preparation Time: 0.25 hours

Ingredients

1 cup karkadeh (Hibiscus Flower Petals)
Water.
Sugar.

Cooking Instructions

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