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Meghle is a Lebanese dessert based on a powdered rice pudding flavoured with different spices like anise, cinnamon and caraway and decorated with nuts. Traditionally, meghle is prepared on Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus; it is also served when a baby is born. Also see meghle drink.

Total Servings: 7

Preparation time: 20 mns


1 cup of floured rice

1 cup of sugar

6 cups of water

1 cup of anise tea

1 tbsp of cinnamon

1 tbsp of caraway


For decoration: Mixed nuts (pistachio, pine nuts, almonds, walnuts, soaked in water and peeled), raisins and grated coconut

Preparation steps:

  1. In a cooking pot, combine all ingredients and stir on medium fire until they are well dissolved and the mixture becomes homogeneous
  2. Keep on stirring and wait for the mixture to boil (for about 20 minutes)
  3. Pour the meghle in cups and allow to cool before decorating and serving
  4. For the decoration, sprinkle the grated coconut to cover the cup surface, then garnish with the nuts and raisins

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