Talbina is a wholesome, Sunnah food that Prophet Muhammad PBUH used to treat illness, grief and melancholy.
In other words it is the ultimate comfort food for when you are feeling blue!
Who knew! I personally have only just discovered it.
Talbina is a barley flour broth/porridge and because I’m not a fan of porridge I decided to mix it in with my oats.
It was narrated from A’ishah (radhi Allahu anha) that “You should eat the beneficial thing that is unpleasant to eat: Talbinah,” meaning broth. If any member of the family of the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) was sick, the cooking pot would remain on the fire until one of two things happened, either the person recovered or died.
Sunan Ibn Majah Book 31, Hadith 3572. Classed as Hasan by Darussalam.
He (PBUH) would say: ‘It consoles the grieving heart and cleanses the ailing heart, as anyone of you cleanses her face of dirt with water.’
Sunan Ibn Majah Book 31, Hadith 3571. Classed as Hasan by Darussalam.
Here’s how to make it.
BREAKFAST TALBINA + OATS
- 2 tbls barley flour
- 1 cup of Jungle oats
- 2 cups of water
- Allow to boil and thicken until the oats are cooked.
- Once cooked, add 1 – 2 tbls honey, a little milk, 1 tsp ground almonds, sliced pista, dried fruit pieces, jam of your choice… etc, etc, etc… whatever flavours and extras you would like to add!
Note that the pot would remain on the fire until the person recovered in the time of the Prophet PBUH… It is not quick fix. It should be eaten daily in order to truly feel the benefits of this broth. <3
So simple and so easy to make this in a big quantity for the week! If your kids like oats they won’t know the difference with this!
**The above recipe lasts two days when I eat it alone. It is 1 meal if me, my 2 bigger children and my baby eat it in one sitting.