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Kamhiyeh is a delicious and nutritious dessert usually prepared for Eid el Berbara or St Barbara’s day on the 4th of December. The name derives from its main ingredient “Ameh” meaning wheat. It is also prepared when a baby has his first tooth, then it is called Sneyniyeh and is decorated with candies.

Kamhiyeh makes a warm and tasty dessert for winter days and its preparation is easy.

Total servings: 7

Preparation time: 2 hours


1 cup of whole wheat grains

1 liter of water

1 Tbsp of anis seeds

Rosewater (mawared) to taste

Orange blossom water (mazaher) to taste

Sugar or honey to taste

Walnut, pine nuts and raisins to decorate

Preparation steps:

  1. Wash the wheat thoroughly under the water then drain
  2. Put the wheat in a slow cooker and add the water. Bring to boil over a high heat then add the anis seeds
  3. Reduce the fire and leave to cook over slow-medium fire for one hour
  4. Serve the wheat while still warm, in small bowls
  5. Add sugar or honey, rosewater and orange blossom water according to taste
  6. Decorate with nuts and raisins

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