Kibbeh | How to make Kibbeh

By Sakshi Khanna  |  24th Jul 2015  |  
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About Kibbeh Recipe

National dish of lebanon. Kibbe, kibbeh, kibbee.. Spell it the way you want, you will become a fan once you eat it.


Ingredients to make Kibbeh

  • 1 kg of minced beef/lamb or combination of both
  • 250 g cracked wheat
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 1 onion blended coarsely
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds/cashew nuts/pinenuts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp of grounded spices(nutmeg cinnamon cloves dried ginger pepper)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • salt to taste
  • vegetable oil for frying

How to make Kibbeh

  1. Soak cracked wheat in a bowl for 30 mins, drain and squeeze out excess water.
  2. For the outer shell of kibbeh, combine drained wheat with 500 gm meat, coarsely blended onions, salt and 1 tsp pepper.
  3. Combine these contents in a food processor until a dough like consistency is obtained. Add little cold water if required.
  4. For stuffing of kibbeh, in a medium pan, saute the chopped onion, add nuts if required.
  5. Add the remaining 500 gm meat , the grounded spices, salt, pepper and cumin. Once beef is light brown, remove from heat. Allow to cool.
  6. Take small portion of shell mixture, form a ball. Poke the ball to make space for filling. Add the filling and pinch the top to seal it.
  7. Deep fry the balls, until golden brown. Drain on a kitchen towel.
  8. Serve hot with tamarind or tomato chutney.

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