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Malawach (Fried Pastry)
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This Yemenite dish can be served with a variety of toppings, per your preference. Make parve by omitting sour cream.

Serves: 16-20

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Mizrahi Dairy Side Dish

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4 cups flour
1-1/4 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick margarine
tomato sauce (optional)
sour cream (optional)


  1. Mix flour, water, and salt until dough becomes soft. Add more flour if dough is sticky.
  2. Cut dough into two sections and knead and roll each section into a 20x20 inch sheet.
  3. Spread margarine on the sheets fold each one like an envelope with ends meeting at center. Repeat folding process to get two layers of folds.
  4. Cover with a paper towel and let sit for 1/2 hour.
  5. Cut each sheet into 10 parts.
  6. Form each piece of dough to the shape of your frying pan and fry until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Serve with tomato sauce or sour cream.

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