Recipes

By Ronit Treatman When the Jews left Iberia after the enactment of the Alhambra Decree, they took their language, traditions and culture with them. The Seven Heavens Bread was a special type of symbolic challah baked for Tikkun Leil Shavuot, the all-night Shavuot study session. This tradition...

Shavei Israel works very hard to facilitate the aliyah and integration of the Bnei Menashe from India. But also important is the facilitation and preservation of the deep traditions that the community holds dear. As such, one of the many activities Shavei focuses on is...

If you're looking for authentic Sephardic delicacies, look no further than internet personality 'Sally That Girl In The Kitchen.' Here she shows you how to make authentic Sephardic-Turkish Frituras de Prasa (Fried Leek Patties). "Delicious Frituras de Prasa - Fried Leek Patties, made extra special with golden...

If you're looking for authentic Sephardic delicacies, look no further than internet personality 'Sally That Girl In The Kitchen.' Here she shows you how to make authentic Sephardic-Turkish Borrecas (potato and cheese hand pies). "If you’ve never had an authentic Sephardic-Turkish Borreca before, you are in for...

Each Shabbat Jewish families around the world begin their meals with wine delicious loaves of sacramental bread, called challah. Here's a recipe from our community in Chile, translated to English, for you to make and enjoy on your next Shabbat. Challah (Jala) Recipe from Chile (2...

(Cookie recipe below) As part of the modified programs during the coronavirus pandemic, all of our communities have resorted to creativity to keep their members engaged. In Chile a fun, creative - and tasty! - project got thirteen children, aged 6-14, involved. Enjoy seeing their delighted...

India is a melting pot of tradition and culture. Every state in India has its own unique cuisine and dishes, and the Bnei Menashe have their own spin on the local cuisine. This sweet pastry is a favorite of the Bnei Menashe. Pastry:1 kg all-purpose flour10...

Bethu, or fermented soy beans, is a food that the Bnei Menashe people love. It is often made into a spicy chutney. Here's the recipe, provided by Gershom Thangneo Touthang: First step: Soak dried soybeans for 7-8 hours or overnight. Second step: Boil the beans until almost...

Bnei Menashe recipes, which are very familiar to those who are accustomed to Indian food, are not very exacting. The best way to really learn them is to stand in their kitchen and watch...

Genie Milgrom, a dear friend of Shavei Israel, was born in Havana, Cuba into a Roman Catholic Family of Spanish Ancestry. In an unparalleled work of genealogy, she was able to fully document her unbroken maternal Jewish lineage 22 generations going back as far as...