Omayshe consumed with onions

Omayshe is a typical recipe of the Chouf region. Although it looks like a humble dish, it is very nutritious. The traditional way of preparing omayshe is with bulgur and kishk with roasted onions, but some people like to add spices, tomato paste or green onions when available. It is common for omayshe to be consumed with onions instead of bread. 

Total servings: 4

Preparation time: 15 mins


2 cups of fine bulgur

1 cup of kishk

3 cups of water

1 tsp of salt

3 medium onions

6 tbsp. of olive oil

1 tsp of tomato paste (optional)

¼ tsp pf chili pepper (optional)

Mint leaves for decoration

Preparation steps:

  1. Boil the water in a pot and add the salt
  2. Meanwhile roast the onions in the oven
  3. Add the bulgur, kishk, tomato paste and chili pepper to the boiled water and stir slowly on a small fire until all the ingredients are well mixed
  4. Serve the omayshe while hot and top with sliced roasted onions and garnish with mint leaves
Omayshe ingredients (all photos courtesy of Dalia Mahmoud)
Mixing olive oil with omayshe

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