Scrumptious Iraqi Traditional Carrot Jam. Authentic Recipe of Mrabbat Jizar.

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Things to know about Mrabbat Jizar Recipe

In Arabic, ‘Marrabat’ means ‘jam’ and ‘Jizer’ stands for ‘Carrot’. Jam making is a tradition observed for centuries in Iraq, jams made of summer and winter vegetables or fruits are a favorite snack usually served with traditional tea or as a side dish with bread. As carrot is available in winter, the jam is made in winter but it can be refrigerated for a whole year.  Women make jams at home and save them in ceramic pots for better preservation of flavor. It’s a small and easy recipe with less than 6 ingredients. Nowadays many confectioneries also sell this style of jam but a homemade flavor of authentic Iraqi Mrabbat is uncanny. It’s a refreshing and tasty addition to savory Iraqi foods.


Agoralia Recipes Traditional Authentic Dishes v017

Scrumptious Iraqi Traditional Carrot Jam. Authentic Recipe of Mrabbat Jizar.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: مربى الجزر
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 15 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 hrs 30 mins
Main Ingredient Group Vegetables, Vegetables (Root)
Spice Level No Spicy Recipes
Dish Type Jams, Sweets

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Servings 5 People
Calories / Serving 338 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 500 grams (1.1 lb) Carrot
  • cup White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • ¼ cup Walnut Halves
  • 3 pods Cardamom Whole
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Rose Water

Instructions
 

  • Peel carrots and slice in long thin cuts.
  • Take a large pot and layer carrots at the base.
  • Layer sugar above the carrots.
  • Add the water, cover the pot and set aside for a night. This will form a juicy mixture.
  • The next day, heat a pan and add honey, whole cardamom, walnuts, and rose water.
  • Cook for 20 minutes, folding the mixture gently.
  • If you see a froth, remove it gently.
  • Just before a thick jam consistency forms, add lemon juice and mix.
  • Let it cool, and refrigerate.

NOTES

To check if the jam is ready, put one drop on a surface, if it doesn’t go flat, your jam is ready.
COOKING TIPS:

The carrot slices should be thin, you can also dice or use any gadget for spiral slices to make a different look.

SERVE WITH:

It can be served as a dessert itself. Also can be served with sour cream or cream cheese, as a sweet snack. It can also be served with flatbread as a dip.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes
Seasonal Cooking Winter Recipes
Religious Cooking Halal Recipes, Kosher Recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 71mgPotassium: 361mgFiber: 3gSugar: 72gVitamin A: 16707IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Mrabbat Jizar Recipe, Traditional Iraqi Carrot Jam, مربى الجزر
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