If you love vegetarian foods, you ought to try “Marshoosheh” one day. Its beauty is in the delicious complex flavors that such a simple recipe, quick to make, and not to say cheap recipe could give. The Arabic word “Marshoosheh”, pronounced as Mur-Shoo-She translates to “sprinkled” in English, perhaps in reference to the cracked wheat that looks sprinkled over the cabbage Saute.
Marshoosheh’s simple ingredients are cabbage, onions, olive oil, Burghul (cracked wheat) and some hot chili powder. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and we hope you will enjoy it. Marshoosheh can be served as an appetizer, or as a main dish on its own. It goes well with pita bread.
Summary: A Delicious and Economic Vegetarian Dish With Cabbage and Cracked Wheat
Marshoosheh Ingredients (4 servings)
- 1/2 head of green cabbage (sliced in length)
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons cracked/dried wheat (Burghul)*
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot Chili powder or Cayenne pepper (to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5-7 tablespoons olive oil
- Place the olive oil and chopped onions in a large frying pan (or cooking pot) and lightly fry them for 5 minutes on medium heat
- Add sliced cabbage and mix well with onions
- Add salt, Cayenne pepper, sprinkle the cracked wheat and mix well
- Add a 1/4 cup of water, mix well with ingredients, cover pot and let simmer on low-medium heat for 10-15 minutes while occasionally stirring
- Marshoosheh is usually served hot with Pita bread but it’s equally delicious if served cold.
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: Middle Eastern
Copyright © Mama’s Lebanese Kitchen.