Fenugreek porridge – medeeda hilba
Fenugreek porridge, called medeeda hilba in Arabic, is a thick porridge the consistency of custard made using fenugreek seeds. It consists of fenugreek seeds fried in oil, then boiled in water, milk, sugar and athrun- a type of rock salt. Fenugreek seeds has many medicinal properties. Our ancestors learned that it can calm a troubled stomach, and soothe aches and pains. Most importantly, our grandmothers and aunties would make this special porridge for “kerijo”, a term for lactating mother of a newborn, to stimulate milk production.