CAIRO - 21 February 2020: Egyptians prefer certain winter meals that warm the body and give energy, and are easy to prepare.
In ancient times, Egyptians used to get ready for winter by storing grains such as lentils, kidney beans, beans, and wheat.
Wheat is Egyptians’ most preferable winter food. It boosts the immunity, warms the body, and does not cause significant weight gain.
Lentils are considered another very important winter meal for Egyptians. It contains proteins and minerals essential for the body.
Although it is a meal that many people do not like, it is indispensable for others, as it is delicious, easy to prepare, and contains many useful nutrients.
It is a very popular winter dish in the Delta and Upper Egypt as it warms the body.
It is the most famous sweet meal that can be found in carts in almost every street in winters. It is also considered one of the cheapest Egyptian meals.
Among the most important winter meals for ancient Egyptians:
It is soft dates that Egyptians stored in preparation for winter. They used to put a large bowl on the fire until heated well, put the buttermilk and add Al-Ajwa, then stir well and put it on bread. Sometimes they would add eggs for it to become a complete meal.
The beans are boiled; then lemon, oil, and cumin are added. The meal is served with watercress and dry bread, or white rice.
Sad El-Hanak is a less-than-polite name to call a dish. It means shut your mouth. This sweet dish is simplicity in itself. A dark roux is made of ghee and flour with sesame seeds before sugar and water is added to make a paste.
The thick paste, which is what gives the dish its name since it’s so thick you couldn’t possibly speak while eating it, is formed into oblong shapes using spoons. It is one of the most famous Egyptian meals that Egyptians eat in winter.