Thursday, December 7


Cooking with Bibi Aysha

Recipe for Talbina, a porridge made from barley, which is a sunnah food.


– 1 cup pressed barley
– 1 cup milk
– 2 tblsp olive oil
– 1 cup water
– brown sugar & honey to taste
– quarter cup of sliced almonds
– chopped dates, pomegranate rubies, and cinnamon powder to garnish


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1. Heat the olive oil in a pan, then add the barley & cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until golden
2. Add milk, water & almonds, and mix well.
3. Bring to boil.
4. Cover the pot with a lid & and allow it to simmer until the barley mixture is tender, which will be approximately 30 minutes.
5. Add brown sugar & honey to taste.
6. Pour into 2 bowls & garnish with chopped dates, pomegranate rubies & cinnamon.
7. Serve hot or cold

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