Layered Kibbeh Batata (Mashed potato &
burghul in the oven)-
For the kibbe:
1/2 tsp mixed spices
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chilli powder
A few sprigs of fresh mint
1 kg potatoes
2 cups burghul
2 tbs flour
A pinch of salt & black pepper
For the stuffing:
1 kg onion
1 cup of cooked chickpeas (either tinned variety, or
boil and cook yourself)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp sugar
3 tbs oil (for frying)
Soak all the burghul in cold water for 20 minutes.
Boil the potatoes in slated water. When cooked, peel
and mash. Chop the onions and the fresh mint.
Mix the potatoes with the onions, spices, cumin,
flour, and fresh mint. Add the burghul to the potato
mixture, and kneed for a few minutes until well
Fry the remaining 1 kg of onions in oil until
brown. Add the chickpeas, cinnamon, sugar, salt and
pepper, and mix.
Spread half of the potato and burghul mixture in an
oiled baking tray. Spread the chickpea mixture on top
of this layer. Then spread the other half of the potato
and burghul mixture on top (like a sandwich).
Wet your hands in cold water, and smooth the
surface. Use a knife to make some diagonal divisions
into the kibbe.
Drizzle olive oil over the kibbe, to prevent it