[Sca-cooks] looking for lentil recipe

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Mar 8 11:44:17 PST 2011

Missed this recipe. It was at the top of the search. It's not Northern  
This is an excerpt from An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook
(Andalusia, 13th c. - Charles Perry, trans.)
The original source can be found at David Friedman's website

A Muzawwara (Vegetarian Dish) Beneficial for Tertian Fevers and Acute  
Fevers. Take boiled peeled lentils and wash in hot water several  
times; put in the pot and add water without covering them; cook and  
then throw in pieces of gourd, or the stems [ribs] of Swiss chard, or  
of lettuce and its tender sprigs, or the flesh of cucumber or melon,  
and vinegar, coriander seed, a little cumin, Chinese cinnamon, saffron  
and two ûqiyas of fresh oil; balance with a little salt and cook.  
Taste, and if its flavor is pleasingly balanced between sweet and  
sour, [good;] and if not, reinforce until it is equalized, according  
to taste, and leave it to lose its heat until it is cold and then serve.


> On Mar 8, 2011, at 2:22 PM, Cat . wrote:
>> not particular to period, or location (norther Europe and 13-1500s  
>> is fine, but
>> honestly I adore mujadarah (though have not found a period recipe  
>> for it)
>> I am looking specifically for vegetarian or better yet vegan safe.  
>> (last week I
>> did a pea soup that has onions browned in olive oil, and is  
>> seasoned with
>> pepper, (I added some salt) and herbs.  dont want to repeat but  
>> something
>> similar would thrill me
>> In Curiosity
>> Gwen Cat

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