Kishk Porridge

  • Course: Side Dish
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Warm soup with kishk and ground lamb, perfect for a cold winter day.


  • 2 Tbsp Al Wadi Al Akhdar olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Al Wadi Al Akhdar butter
  • 1 Medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 Kg lamb, ground
  • 1 Cup kishk
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 Cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ Tsp white pepper

Step 1

In a pan, heat olive oil then melt the butter. Add the onions and sauté until soft and golden.

Step 2

Add meat to the pan and cook for 10 minutes. Add chopped garlic and cook for another 3 - 5 minutes.

Step 3

Lower the heat, add kishk, pine nuts and water and stir well. Season with salt and white pepper.

Step 4

Stir thoroughly. Cook until the soup is thickened.

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Comments (2)
  1. posted by Jeannine on July 8, 2017

    Where can I buy kishk?

    • posted by Al Wadi Al Akhdar on July 21, 2017

      Hello Jeannine,
      Kishik is mostly found in ethnic and middle eastern pantry shops.


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