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Kousa Mahshi

  • Course: Main Course
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Kousa Mahshi
    A traditional Middle Eastern recipe of stuffed zucchini.


    • 2 Kg courgettes (zucchini)
    • 200g Beef meat, minced
    • 100g Short grain white rice or Al Wadi Al Akhdar Italian rice
    • Salt to taste
    • Pinch of pepper
    • Pinch of ground cinnamon
    • 100g of Al Wadi Al Akhdar canned diced tomatoes
    • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    • 400g Lamb chops
    • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
    • 2 Tomatoes, cut in circles

    Step 1

    Core the courgettes, rinse and set aside.

    Step 2

    Mix together: minced meat, rice, salt, pepper, cinnamon and tomatoes.

    Step 3

    Stuff the courgettes with the meat and rice mixture.

    Step 4

    In a saucepan, heat the oil and fry the lamb chops.

    Step 5

    Lay the lamb chops in the bottom of the saucepan and arrange the stuffed courgettes over it. Top it with a layer of tomato slices and cover the whole thing with water. Add the tomato paste and sprinkle with salt.

    Step 6

    Cover the courgettes with a plate and the pot lid. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer for about an hour.

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