I am back! Middle Eastern wheat berry porridge “burbara” recipe

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For some loopy purpose, I may entry my weblog’s entrance finish,the recipes which are already revealed however not the administrator aspect of it. I may’t get to my dashboard, write new posts or any of that for weeks!and that was so irritating! Plainly there was some kind of technical drawback between wordpress and the web service suppliers right here in Jordan. Many emails, cellphone calls, went backwards and forwards in an try to resolve this nevertheless it all lastly got here all the way down to..(we try, it could take days, weeks or months and it could by no means be resolved!!!)

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I assumed I might begin the recipes off with a simple one, Center Japanese wheat berry porridge or burbara or kamhieh.

Merely defined, this recipe relies on wheat berries which are cooked in water , then flavored with a beautiful mixture of fragrant elements. They are often served in two methods:
kamhieh( from kameh which is Arabic for wheat) that are merely these berries topped with nuts, seeds , dates/ raisins and spices . Possibility no.2 is so as to add the cooked wheat to a pot and add sugar, water and the above talked about aromatics and flavorings after which cook dinner it low and gradual. The result's extra of a porridge. That one is often referred to as burbara and it's often served by Christians to rejoice Saint Barbara and her stuggle.

Consider it as a wholesome breakfast/ dessert/ suhoor that you could prep over the weekend by cooking the wheat then get pleasure from via out the week by mixing and matching toppings and flavorings. If you wish to go the standard means, suppose nuts, chopped dates, raisins, rose water, orange blossom water and spices like cinnamon, anise and fennel. Or you possibly can go along with your individual favourite toppings like(that is the best way my children get pleasure from it) with toppings like :apple sauce, chocolate chips, nut butters and seeds. It's actually fully as much as you!
You'll be able to serve this scorching or chilly. I choose it heat within the winter months and chilly when the warmth edges up in the summertime. It's actually good for you with a great deal of fiber and vitamins particularly in case you select your toppings correctly 🙂

Center Japanese wheat porridge

  • 2 cups wheat berries
  • eight cups water (2 liters)
  • 1 tablespoon floor anise seeds
  • 1 tablespoon floor fennel seeds
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • For the toppings
  • Chopped nuts of alternative:walnuts, almonds, pistachios or pine nuts
  • Chopped dates
  • raisins
  • Fennel/ anise sweet
  • Rose water and orange blossom water (elective)


  1. You must begin by cleansing the wheat berries as a result of often you might discover some small stones blended in with them. Measure 2 cups cleaned berries then wash very nicely with water. Put in colander to empty.
  2. Place the wheat berries and the two liters of water in a pot over medium warmth and convey to a boil then decrease the warmth to medium low for 40 minutes to 1 hour. Bear in mind to verify on them after 20 minutes and add extra water if wanted.
  3. When the berries take up a lot of the water and are cooked via, flip off the warmth and put aside, coated until it cools down fully. The berries will take up extra water and plump up throughout this cooling interval
  4. Add your toppings of alternative
  5. When you select to go the porridge means, add 1 liter of water to the drained berries and 1 cup of sugar (modify the quantity of sugar to your style. I personally add a lot much less), 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, anise, and fennel.
  6. Cook dinner whereas stirring until the combination thickens and is porridge consistency (round 20 minutes).
  7. Take off the warmth and add rosewater, orange blossom water if desired

القمحية او البربارة