Meghleh is the sweet that we have grown up to enjoy at the birth of a new baby.
In Lebanon, people serve Meghleh when they have a new born at home, some people also make Meghleh on Christmas since this the time of the year when Jesus was born.
I am not sure how this tradition is used in other Arab countries, yet I assume that it is used in similar ways.
My husband and I love Meghleh so much, so we decided to prepare it even if we had no new borns at home.
Here are the ingredients for the delicious Meghleh:
- 1 cup white rice flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons caraway powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- 9 cups water
- ½ teaspoon ground anise seed
- 3 tablespoons whole anise seed
- 9 fl oz water (extra)
- almonds (soaked in water and peeled)
- pistachios (soaked in water and peeled)
- pinenuts (soaked in water and peeled)
You mix all the ingredients together, and you stir… It’s quite simple…
Do you cook your Meghleh in a different way? And do you cook it for different occasions?