Makloubeh Recipe

Makloubeh Recipe
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Makloubeh is an upside-down delicious Middle Eastern rice dish. Learn how to make/prepare Makloubeh by following this easy recipe.
Makloubeh Recipe
Preparation Time 120 Minutes
Cooking Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 2
  • 200 g Beef (best sheep meat, better with its bones, just cut into square pieces)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • ¼ tsp Fennel Seed Powder
  • A pinch of Mixed Spices
  • 1 cup Rice (American/ Basmati)
  • 1 large Potato
  • 1 large Eggplant
  • ½ medium Cauliflower
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Oil (for frying)
How to make Makloubeh:
  • Place a large pot on fire and add water.
  • Place the meat in the water and boil it.
  • On boiling, add the chopped onion, black pepper, cinnamon, fennel and mixed spices.
  • Cook it on medium heat, for one and half hours.
  • Peel the eggplant and potato and slice them.
  • Cut the cauliflower into medium pieces.
  • Sprinkle some salt on the vegetables.
  • Place a kadai on fire and heat some oil.
  • Fry the eggplant and cauliflower, till only half done.
  • Wash the rice well.
  • Once the meat is done, place a clean pot on fire.
  • Place the ingredients in this order: potatoes, meat, eggplant, cauliflower and rice. Finally, spread a small spoon of salt on the rice.
  • Pour in water to cover the ingredients and go about a centimeter above the rice.
  • Cook on high flame and when the extra water has evaporated, simmer the heat and cook for 15 minutes, covered.
  • Flip it in a big round dish and serve with plain yoghurt and tomato and cucumber salad.