We had this snack in a mall and loved it.  So I tried preparing this at home (based on taste).  Not so successful, but this Newspaper magazine which I used to read had the recipe for the same.  So I tried it and it was a success.  

Sharing the recipe with you all to prepare and relish in your homes.


  1. 800-1000 gms. fresh mutton/lamb mince
  2. 150 gms. chopped tomato
  3. 100 gms. chopped onion
  4. 50 gms. chopped parsley
  5. 20 gms. mint
  6. 100 gms. pine seeds (optional)
  7. 20 gms. mixed Arabic spice mix (See Notes) (if you get Baharat Spices)
  8. 4 Lebanese bread (Pita Bread or Arabic Kabòos)
  9. 50 ml. Olive oil
  10. Salt to taste

Method : In a bowl mix together meat, tomato, onion, parsley, mint, spices and salt well.  Cut the bread into 1/2 and stuff the mixture into the bread pockets.  Drizzle oil and sprinkle pine seeds over.  Bake in the oven till the bread turns brown.  Cut into wedges and serve.
Notes: 1. If you cannot get Arabic spice mix then make your own spice mix : 

  • 1 tbs. Black pepper powder 
  • 1 tbs. Ground cardamom powder
  • 3/4 tbs. Ground cumin
  • 1 tbs. Coriander powder 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Cloves powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg powder
  • 1 tbs. Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika powder
  • 1 tbs. Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Ginger powder

    2.  Recipe is from the Newspaper Magazine which I used to read.

    3.  If Pita Bread is unavailable you can try making a thick chappati/phulka.  


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