clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon


Savta Shoshana described this Jewish Yemenite medicinal recipe as “nature’s antibiotic,” claiming that it strengthens the immune system, and cures sore throats and sinus and lung infections. It also makes for a nutritious breakfast.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-4


  • ¾ cup sour cream or eshel (a buttermilk-like product)
  • 1315 crushed garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp plain white flour
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tomatoes (the freshest you can find), grated by hand
  • 2 tsp hawaij (optional)
  • strips of bread (to your taste)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together. Serve immediately. 


This recipe does not keep in the fridge, so it should be eaten straight away with strips of bread for a healthy, nutritious breakfast. 

  • Author: Savta Shoshana and Gila Green
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Quick
  • Cuisine: Yemenite