I was reading a news article about Taiz that talked about people having shahi mulaban and zalabia for breakfast and that the zalabia is particularly popular with children.
Zalabia is a simple fried dough. You drop dollops of dough into oil to fry it and it comes out crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.
Here is a recipe video on Youtube about how to make the bread with a lemon syrup.
Shahi mulaban is a milk tea. Some recipe websites for what came up when I googled it – Adeni tea:
- allrecipes.com – Made with evaporated milk and spices. According to one review, “OMG. This could become addictive.”
- I Camp In My Kitchen – This one uses regular milk and spices.
- The Big Sweet Tooth – Made with water, milk, spices, and tea powder.
Here is a video recipe for a similar version made with condensed milk.
All these recipes have a few things in common even with the slight variations: a milk base, TEA, cardamom, clove, and it’s sweet.
Now you can make this Yemeni breakfast at home!