“Eat! In the name of God! I have cooked a tutmaj for you!”
please find below an incredible healing recipe from sufi cook book: Tatmaj, ‘tatmac’ fragrant nourishing meat broth with noodles. This is a complete meal heaven. An elixir for healing, nourishment and Yum! We hope this will form part of your meal plan. Enjoy this as a lunch, snack or dinner. Your body will thank you for this blessing.
Tutmaj Meat Broth With Noodles
1 lb. ground lamb or beef
1 tbsp. salt
½ tbsp. pepper
½ cup all-purpose flour
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. minced garlic
3 cups egg noodles or broken linguine
½ cup yogurt
½ cup water
2 cups finely chopped onion
6 tbsp. dried mint
In a large soup pot, bring the stock to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the stock while you assemble the meatballs. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, 2 eggs, salt and pepper. Work the ingredients together with your hands, then form into walnut-sized balls. Melt the butter in a frying pan, dredge the meatballs in flour, lightly brown them in the pan, then add them to the stock. Simmer for a half-hour. Add the garlic and noodles and simmer for another 10 minutes, until the noodles are fully cooked.
Fry the chopped onion very gently in butter until golden. Sprinkle in the mint, and fry for another minute.
Beat 2 eggs together with the yogurt and a half-cup of water. Pour this mixture in a thin stream into the soup, stirring constantly in a gentle circular motion, in a single direction. Adjust the seasonings, then transfer the soup to a large serving bowl or tureen. Pour the hot onion and mint butter over each individual bowl of soup as you serve it.
from Serving the Guest: A Sufi Cookbook
Copyright © 1999, 2000 by Kathleen Seidel