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Cholent & Hamin

Enjoy a day of rest with one of these recipes for cholent, the long-simmered stew traditionally served for the Sabbath.
Cholent Recipe Collection
Dozens of cholent recipes and variations from around the world, including both Ashkenazic and Sephardic variations, meatless recipes, and suggestions for accompaniments including kishke and dumplings.
Cholent Recipes
Basic (meat) cholent recipe and vegetarian variation, along with suggestions for de-gassing beans, adding spices, and cooking the cholent.
Crockpot Cholent
An easy cholent recipe designed for a 4-quart crockpot. Time-saving ingredients include canned vegetarian beans, onion soup mix, ketchup, and seasoned salt.
Dafina with Kouclas
A hearty stew containing marrow bones, brisket, chick peas, and the Moroccan bread (or rice) dumpling known as kouclas. Flavored with dates and honey for a touch of sweetness.
Easy-to-Make Cholent
A basic cholent recipe with meat, barley, beans, potatoes, and onions.
Indian-style Hamin
A uniquely spiced hamin containing chicken seasoned with ginger, garlic, cardamon, cinnamon and turmeric.
Joan Nathan's Adafina
With chick peas, brisket, ground beef, AND beef tongue, this adafina will keep you sedentary for the sabbath. Has a spicy-sweet flavor from the yams, dates, garlic, and mace.
Middle Eastern Cholent
An Oriental version of the Sephardic stew, seasoned with garlic, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. Also contains rice cooked Moroccan-style in a bag.
Mom's Authentic Kosher Cholent
A hearty stew with chuck roast, onions, barley and potatoes. Seasoned with instant onion soup mix for maximum taste with minimum effort.
Passover Dafina
Uses matzo instead of barley. A sweet recipe that includes sweet potatoes and honey.
Recipe for shalet, the Hungarian version of cholent. Shalet is commonly found in Hungarian restaurants--even non-kosher ones--and is seasoned generously with paprika.
Tunisian version of dafina, along with an interesting explanation of the dish's origins. A warning for the squeamish: this authentic version contains lamb feet!
Vegetarian Cholent Collection
Three meatless cholent recipes--one with beans only, one with vegetarian meat substitute, and one with Japanese flavors and tofu.
Vegetarian Herb Cholent
A fresh-tasting, fat-free vegetarian cholent with wild rice, chick peas, and fresh herbs. Options for crockpot or stove-top cooking.
Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cholent
A crockpot recipe that features veggie dogs for additional protein.
Vegetarian Traditional Shabbos Cholent
A time-saving veggie cholent seasoned with onion soup mix and ketchup.
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