shish barak

Posted July 23, 2020
Serves: 10
Time: 60 mins

Shish Barak is a traditional Lebanese dish, made of small meat dumplings and cooked in yogurt. Follow Sousou’s easy steps to surprise your family with a hearty and healthy meal that they will enjoy.



½ kilo flour

½ cup corn oil

½ teaspoon instant yeast

¾ cup water

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon sugar


salt and pepper to taste

½ teaspoon cinnamon powder

2 tablespoons oil

2 medium onions diced

300 g minced meat


2 kg yoghurt

¼ cup egyptian rice

1 egg

1 pinch vanilla

3 tablespoons dried mint

salt to taste


½ cup water

3 tablespoons corn flour

How to Cook:


Mix the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl. Make a hole in the center and poor in the corn oil. Then add the instant yeast.

Add water as needed to form the dough.

Put the dough on a floured work surface. Knead it until it becomes smooth.

Divide the dough into 4 balls.

Cover with a nylon film and cloth. Leave for ½ hour.


In a pan, fry the onions with oil until the color changes. Then, add the meat and stir until the water evaporates. Lastly, add salt, pepper and cinnamon.


Roll out the dough on a floured table until it becomes Thin. In order to create circles, cut it with the smallest rounded cookie cutter.

Put ½ teaspoon of the meat filling in each circle. Fold over in a half moon shape both sides. Press the edges firmly.

Put them in an oiled tray, and cook them in the oven until golden.


Boil the rice

In another saucepan add the yoghurt, corn flour and one egg. Then, add one pinch of vanilla. Stir well before putting it on the stove.

Stir on high heat until yoghurt starts boiling, then add the rice. Reduce the heat and leave for 5 minutes.

Spread on the top the dried mint.

To serve:

Add some yoghurt in the plate with some shish barak.

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