Qulqas with silq

qulqas with silq
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One of the main dishes in winter and cold whether at every egyptian house. Taro and swiss chard stew cooked with meat cubes. a nutrient tastey recipe. taste and stay warm!


Taro with meat:
Swiss chard sauce:

Step by Step method

Taro with meat:

  1. Add taro into a boiling water. bring to a boil over a medium heat for 15 minutes. This step is to get rid of the viscid layer.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. Rinse meat, drain and cut into cubes.
  4. In a saucepan, saute onion with oil for 5 minutes until golden.
  5. Add meat and brown for 10 minutes.
  6. Add salt, pepper and cardamom.
  7. Add water and cook over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
  8. Get rid of the impurities when appear at the top of the water.
  9. Cover, turn the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes until tender.
  10. Add taro and stir. Cook for 15 minutes until tender.

Swiss chard sauce:

  1. In a sauce pan, saute garlic with butter for 2 minutes, until golden.
  2. Turn heat to low, Add coriander powder, swiss chard, and half of the fresh coriander.
  3. Stir until tender.
  4. Add salt, pepper and 1 cup of stock. bring to a boil. 
  5. Turn heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat, Add fresh coriander and mix.
  7. Blend the sauce with food processor or blender adding another cup of stock.


There are two ways for serving this dish: 

  1. The traditional way: Mix the sauce with Taro and meat, pour into a serving a bowl.
  2. Serve the sauce separatly beside the Taro with meat stew.