Fava Pot's signature dish, molokheya, is a traditional Egyptian dish made with molokheya leaves, which resemble spinach but have a distinct flavor. The dish is prepared by combining ground coriander, fresh garlic, and ghee (clarified butter), which gives it a unique taste. The process of cooking the molokheya and adding the taqliya (ghee and garlic mixture) brings out its delicious flavors, and it is often served with chicken and rice.
Falls Church VA
Coriander / Fresh garlic / Ghee / Salt / Cornish hen
From Prep to Plate
Seth heads to Fava Pot, an Egyptian restaurant in Northern Virginia and meets chef and owner Dina Daniel who introduces him to a popular Egyptian dish, molokheya with chicken. At her Falls Church restaurant, Dina demonstrates how the dish is made, using imported ingredients from Egypt, as well fresh coriander, garlic, and ghee, and reveals a traditional Egyptian trick to make it taste even better. She then cooks Cornish hen, a tender variety of chicken, to accompany the molokheya.