Malawach

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Malawach
Malawach.jpg
Malawach served with tomato sauce and skhug
TypeBread
Place of originIsrael and Yemen
Main ingredientsPuff pastry, oil or fat
Cookbook:Malawach  Malawach
 
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Malawach
Malawach.jpg
Malawach served with tomato sauce and skhug
TypeBread
Place of originIsrael and Yemen
Main ingredientsPuff pastry, oil or fat
Cookbook:Malawach  Malawach

Malawach or malawah (Hebrew: מלאווח or מלווח‎) is a fried bread that is a staple of the Yemenite Jews.

Malawach resembles a thick pancake, and it consists of thin layers of puff pastry brushed with oil or fat and cooked flat in a frying pan.[1] It is traditionally served with a crushed or grated tomato dip, hard boiled eggs and skhug. Or for a sweet taste, it is often served with honey.[2]

Through immigration of Yemenite Jews to Israel, it has become a favorite comfort food for Israelis of all backgrounds and national origins. Frozen malawah can be used as a substitute for dough in different recipes.[3]

Malawach is similar in preparation, taste and texture to South Indian parotta (also known as Kerala paratha), and to North Indian lachha paratha, both layered flat breads popular in Indian cuisine. [4]

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