Farfel with Israeli Spices

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

East meets West in this recipe, a sort of pilaf made with farfel. The latter is a European Jewish delicacy—tiny pellets or pieces of toasted noodle dough. (One theory on their origin holds that Jews first learned to make farfel by grating noodle dough.) In this recipe, the farfel are flavored with a turmeric, cumin, black pepper mixture modeled on the Yemenite seasoning hawaij. Packaged farfel is available at Jewish grocery stores and some supermarkets. If you’re very ambitious, you could m