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Sambousik Lahmeh recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Sambousik Lahmeh Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Sambousik Lahmeh.


5 cups all purpose plain flour
1 ½ cups lukewarm water
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp Sugar
vegetable oil for deep frying
1 cup oil

Meat Filling :

10 oz ground meat
1 tbsp shortening or butter
¼ cup fried pine nuts
a dash of ground allspice
¼ tspn salt 

Note: Sambousik can be stuffed with ground beef, ground lamb or feta Cheese


Prepare Basic Dough . Cover and leave aside for 1 hour. meat filling: Fry meat in shortening, add salt, spices and pine nuts. Stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Put aside. Divide dough into walnut-size balls. Roll out to form circles (8 cm diameter). Fill circles with meat. following this way: Put filling on one side of circle. Fold over one end to make semi-circles. Press edges with fingers. Fry in 1 cup of vegetable oil over medium heat. Brown both sides. Serve hot.

More from the Lebanese Recipes Kitchen: 

Fried Meat Sambousek 
Spinach and Feta Cheese Sambousek  
Meat pies, Damascus-style 
Small pies (Manaeish) or Fatayer 
Spinach fatayer

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  1. deliciously done appetizers good for iftar

  2. If you are Indian then you would be knowing this appetizer is known as Karanji. Which is famous in india and I love it too. This appetizer is made at my home, but we have never added salt. Will go through you recipe let see the taste of salt.


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