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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

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Moghrabieh is a speciality from Morocco and is called El-Maghreb in Arabic. Moghrabieh is popular in Palestine where it became a dish of chickpeas, chicken, meat and spices. These crushed chick peas are very similar to Couscous and can be purchased in any Middle Eastern food store.

For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 bag dried Moghrabieh
  • 1 whole chicken cut in pieces
  • 7 whole small onions
  • 2 cups canned chick peas
  • 1 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste


Melt the butter in a pan and fry the onions in the pan till they turn golden brown. Remove fried onions and keep aside on a plate.

Fry the remaining chopped onions on low heat in the same pan. Add the chicken and fry until the chicken turns golden.

Add pepper, salt and all the spices to the chicken. Add some water and simmer the chicken until it is cooked properly.

Take out the chicken, let it cool down, remove the bones and keep the chicken pieces in a plate.

In a pan combine the small onions with Moghrabieh. Add chicken stock and simmer on low heat for 5-8 min.

In another pan melt the butter, add moghrabeih and fry till it turns golden brown. Add onions and chicken stock and simmer on low heat.

Serve with chicken, fried onions and chopped parsley.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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