Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Eat an earful of Zangoola for Purim

2 cups flour
1 tbsp oil
1 egg
1 sachet vanilla
baking powder
oil for frying
Mix well, pour a spoonful of the mixture into a frying pan.
Drizzle with honey or sugar. Put off the diet till after Purim.

The Iraqi Jews call it Zangoola, the Yemenite Jews Zalabia, the Algerian Jews Zlabia and the Sephardi Jews Fijuelas.

Zangoola is traditionally eaten at Purim, which begins this week. The festival celebrates the deliverance by Queen  Esther and her uncle Mordechai of the Jewish people from the evil Haman, the vizir of the Persian king Ahasuerus.

Western Jews have Hamantaschen (Haman's ears) but you can also eat an earful of Zangoola for Purim.

Hag Purim Sameah!

Point of No Return articles on Purim  

The shrine of Esther and Mordechai in Iran (Video: thanks Lazlouz)

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