By Shobha Keshwani  |  12th Jun 2016  |  
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About KIBBE / KIBBEH Recipe

Kibbeh is a Middle Eastern snack made with bulghur, minced onions and ground red meat, usually beef, lamb, or goat. Kibbeh can be made in two different is the baked version, where we spread the mix in a tray with a filling and bake it. The other way is to shape into croquettes with a filling of cooked meat to which spices and nuts are added. Traditional recipe is with pine nuts but if they are not available you may use pistachios and almonds.

KIBBE / KIBBEH, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of KIBBE / KIBBEH is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Shobha Keshwani. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make KIBBE / KIBBEH is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step KIBBE / KIBBEH recipe by Shobha Keshwani. KIBBE / KIBBEH can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in KIBBE / KIBBEH just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. KIBBE / KIBBEH can serve 10 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out KIBBE / KIBBEH.


Ingredients to make KIBBE / KIBBEH

  • Bulghur 3/4 cup (soak it for a couple of hours)
  • chicken mince 250 gms (you can use meat mince too )
  • onions 2 small (sliced)
  • Pine nuts handful (can substitute with other nuts)
  • All spice 1 tsp (can substiute with garam masala)
  • cinnamon 1/2 tsp
  • cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Zatar 1 tsp
  • Black pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder 1/2 tsp
  • Bread crumbs 2 tbsp (my addition to the recipe)
  • salt to taste
  • oil

How to make KIBBE / KIBBEH

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Saute half of the onions (save the remaining for grinding with the meat)
  2. Add about 50 gms of the mince and stir fry. Add salt and a little cumin, black pepper and all spice powder. Cover it for a few minutes on very low flame and it is done.
  3. In a food processor grind the remaining onions. add the mince, spice powders mentioned above, salt bread crumbs and baking powder.
  4. Take a large bowl and remove the mix into it. Add the drained bulghur and knead it with wet hands to mix it well.
  5. Now take a little portion of this on your hand and flatten it. Place a little stuffing in the middle and seal it pressing firmly into a roll shape first. Pinch the corners to give it the kibbe shape as shown in the picture. Refrigerate them
  6. Heat oil and deep fry the kibbeh to a nice golden brown colour.
  7. Serve them with Pita bread and Hummus or Baba Ganoush

My Tip:

My recipe of kibbeh here is with some minor changes. Though I have tried making with meat earlier, today I have used chicken mince and the taste is as good as the ones made with red meat. I also like to add a spoon of Zatar to this as I love it's tangy flavour.

Reviews for KIBBE / KIBBEH (2)

Neha Pahilwani2 years ago


Sanjay Reddy2 years ago

Delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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