Kibbeh By Shipra Khanna


Chef Shipra Khanna presents a vegetarian version of the popular Middle Eastern dish, Kibbeh. She uses pumpkin instead of minced meat with other traditional ingredients like bulgur wheat, pomegranate and pine nuts. This deep-fried delicacy makes a great brunch option.
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Cooking Time

18-20 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

5-10 Min



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  • For Kibbeh
  • 1 cup boiled bulgur wheat
  • 1/2 cup mashed pumpkin
  • 2 tsp all spice mix
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for frying filling


  1. 1

    In a bowl, add boiled bulgur wheat, mashed pumpkin and mix it well. Add all spice mix powder, salt as per taste and mix it again.
  2. 2

    For the filling, in a bowl, add chopped onions, salt as per taste, pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, nutmeg powder. Add all spice powder and mix it. Add crushed black pepper, mint leaves and mix again.
  3. 3

    Apply oil on hands, fill the onion mixture in pumpkin mix and fold it. Deep fry it in the oil until it turns golden brown.
  4. 4

    For Tzatziki, in a bowl, add grated cucumber, garlic clove, roughly chopped mint leaves. Add yogurt and whisk it. Add salt as per taste and mix again.
  5. 5

    Garnish with pomegranate seeds, mint leaves and serve with the dip.

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