How to make Kibbeh -

Popular lebanese snack made from minced meat and broken wheat along with spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Cracked Wheat (गेहूँ का दलिया), Mutton Mince

Cuisine : Lebanese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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One can find plenty of starches, whole grain, fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and seafood in Lebanese cuisine.  Animal fats are rarely used. More of poultry than red meat is eaten.  When red meat is eaten it is usually lamb in the coastal and goat meat in the mountain regions. It also uses ample amounts of garlic and olive oil, often seasoned with lemon juice. Olive oil, herbs, garlic and lemon are typical flavours found in the Lebanese diet.
Foods here are mostly grilled, baked or sautéed in olive oil. Butter or cream is rarely used other than in a few desserts. Vegetables are often eaten raw, pickled or cooked. Herbs and spices are used and the Lebanese are very particular of the freshness of ingredients. Like most Mediterranean countries, much of what the Lebanese eat depends on the seasons. Lebanese recipes are a rich mixture of a variety of ingredients that come from all the Lebanese regions, and each Lebanese area has its own special dishes that bespeak the culture of the area.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kibbeh Recipe

  • Cracked Wheat 2 tablespoons

  • Mutton Mince 2

  • Lamb mince 500 grams

  • Peppercorns crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Allspice powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to fry


Step 1

Soak the burghul in water for about 15 minutes. Drain well. In a blender, add lamb mince, burghul, chopped onion, crushed peppercorns and blend. To maintain the temperature, add a little ice and blend to a smooth and fine paste. Keep the refrigerator for ½ hour.

Step 2

Take a little mince at a time, shape into torpedo shape. Heat oil and deep-fry the kibbeh on medium heat so that the mince gets cooked. If you so wish you can stuff them with pine nuts. Fry till they turn golden. Drain and serve hot with chutney or sauce.

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