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Freekeh with mutton or veal

Frikeh with meat

Total servings: 6

Preparation time: 1.5 – 2 hrs


  • 500 gr of cracked freekeh
  • 250 gr of veal or mutton
  • 500 ml of water
  • 50 grams of mixed almons and pine nuts
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1.5 tsp of salt
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp of Kabseh spices
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil

Preparation Steps:

  1. Soak the  cracked freekeh in cold water for 1 hour then drain it well.
  2.  In a pressure cooker, add 2 to 3 tbsp of vegetable oil and stir-fry the meat chops until they cook on the outside, for about 5 min.
  3. Add  500 ml of water,  the chopped onion, the bay leaves, the cloves and 1/2 tsp of salt and pressure cook the meat for about 50 minutes or until done.
  4. Remove the bay leaves and the cloves and collect the meat broth for cooking the freekeh at a later stage.
  5. In another pot, add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and stir fry the freekeh over high fire until golden, for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add  the meat broth,  the Kabseh spices, and 1 tsp of salt.  Cover the pot and let simmer for about 25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until done.
  7. Stir-fry the almonds and pine nuts, drain from the oil and and set aside.
  8. Dish out the freekeh in a large flat plate, topping it with meat chops and nuts, and serve hot.

The freekeh can be accompanied by yogurt or salad on the side.