Purim Foods and Recipes

The most commonly known Purim food is the hamantaschen (Yiddish for “Haman’s pockets”), also known in Hebrew as oznay Haman, meaning “Haman’s ears.” These delicious triangular pocket cookies have Ashkenazi roots and are often filled with prune jam, chocolate chips, berries, and apricot filling.

In addition to hamantaschens, there are several other purim foods such as the extensively braided Purim challah, known as keylitsh, which is a reminder of the braided rope used to hang Haman.

Kreplach, another purim food, is commonly eaten whenever a “beating” takes place. Though these beatings are uncommon in modern times, they traditionally took place before Yom Kippur, on Hoshanah Rabbah, and on Purim when Haman was beaten.

During purim, it is also common to eat bean dishes such as salted boiled beans or chickpeas. This tradition reminds us of the many beans and peas Esther ate at the court of King Ahashuerus because she would not eat unkosher foods.

Nosher, by My Jewish Learning, offers a variety of unique hamantaschen and purim recipes. Whether you prefer a classic hamantaschen or want to spice yours up with sprinkles, chocolate, and creme filling, there’s a recipe for everyone!

Purim Recipes

Hamantaschen

Cannoli Hamantaschen

Rocky Road Hamantaschen

Chocolate and Sprinkles Dipped Hamantaschen

Milk and Cereal Hamantaschen

Triple Chocolate Hamantaschen

Rosewater and Pistachio Hamantaschen

Tagalog Hamantaschen

Rice Krispies Treats Hamantaschen

Speculoos Hamantaschen

Coconut Cheesecake Hamantaschen

Chocolate Hamantaschen With Irish Creme Filling

Fassoulyeh b’chuderah

Red lentil soup with tomatoes and lemon close up horizontal. top view

Kreplach

Debla

Candy Infused Vodka

Cocktails in copper and silver cups, Moscow Mule, Martini and Cosmopolitan.

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