Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Kibbi mihshiyya

Recipe by:meedo

A traditional dish, originally came from Lebanon, in ramadan every table in the Middle East must have this dish, serve it with tabbouleh or cucumber with minted yogurt.

Basic kibbi :
1 lb ground lamb meat
1 lb burghul
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large onion, grated

(Hashwat al-kibbi)
Basic stuffing:

1/2 lb ground lamb meat
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup water

1)to make the Basic kibbi:
wash burghul with cold water (don't soak it) drain and press between palms of hand to remove excess water , mix it with ground meat, onion , and spices, run the mixture through a meat grinder one time .

2)To make stuffing: Heat oil in pan; add onion cook, and stirring until onion is soft. Add lamb, spices, stirring, until lamb is browned. Add water, cook it for 15 minutes in a low heat, Remove, and let it cool.

3)Place in palm of hand a walnut-size chunk of kibbi, using forefinger press a hole and begin expanding the filling hole by rotating and pressing against palm of hand. Place a teaspoonful of stuffing into shell .carefully close, Shape it to ovals.

4)Shallow fry Kibbi in hot oil in batches until browned all over and cooked through; drain on paper kitchen towels.


Ally said...

I love this! My grandparents are from Lebanon, and now that I am living a few states away I don't get this as often. I have never tried making it, I always just wait to go home to have it.

I am going to give this a try very soon! I can't read my grandmother's recipe, lol, so I will have to use this!

Anonymous said...

asaalau alikum..

Wonderful demonstration.wonderful blog.keep it up!

umm s

runner2b said...

Wow this is a great blog! Do you happen to have the cheese cross? Like arabic cheese stuffed in bread. Almost like a bread stick but it's square. Anyways keep up the blog I hope you have new recipes to come!


Arabic Bites said...

Thank you all (ally,umm s,hanan)for the nice comments.

I have two recipes fatayer cremate al joben ,sahan fatayer .if this not what you looing for just Explain it to me so can help you.


Sayeeda said...


i had a quick question, what size bulgur is this. here in the states we have different sizes. so is it the small,medium or the large.jazakallah khair.

Arabic Bites said...

The bulgur size is small.I hope this help.

Shabs.. said...

salaam.....i have always loved kibba......i love eating it and i just m so happy to have the recipe in hand.will definitly try and impress my husband and family....
love ya.

Anonymous said...

I tried to make kibbeh today and it worked. Everyone loved it. Thanks alot keep the good work up. I love ur blog :-* Nura

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