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.
- 800-1000 gms. fresh mutton/lamb mince
- 150 gms. chopped tomato
- 100 gms. chopped onion
- 50 gms. chopped parsley
- 20 gms. mint
- 100 gms. pine seeds (optional)
- 20 gms. mixed Arabic spice mix (See Notes) (if you get Baharat Spices)
- 4 Lebanese bread (Pita Bread or Arabic Kabòos)
- 50 ml. Olive oil
- 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.