Breakfast, Malabi, Rose Water, Soaked Golden Raisins, Mulberries, Pistachios, recipe

Breakfast-Style Malabi

Rose water and golden raisins upgrade this yogurt-based meal.

"This Israeli-inspired dish is perfect for starting your day or as a sweet, healthy snack: it has flowery aromatics and a slightly creamy mouthfeel, but with a great crunch courtesy of the pistachios," says New York City-based chef Woldy Reyes, who made a version of this for Christian Louboutin’s team. It's also made with antioxidant-rich mulberries, which are a great source of vitamins C and K.

Also in this series: Grilled Barramudi and Lemon Turmeric Hummus

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons rose water
  • ½ cup honey or agave
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup dried mulberries
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried crushed rose petals

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together coconut yogurt with 1 tablespoon rose water and set aside. Meanwhile, bring the honey (or agave) and ½ cup of water to a boil in a saucepan. 

  2. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of rose water, then add golden raisins and mulberries to the rose water-honey mixture.

  3. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to soak at room temperature for 30 minutes.

To Serve

  1. Top the yogurt bowl with the rose water-soaked golden raisins and mulberries, toasted pistachios, and rose petals.