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A ghoriba (Arabic: غريبة, also spelled ghribia, ghraïba, or ghriyyaba) is a type of cookie prepared in the Maghreb and other parts of the Arab world. It is a round, shortbread cookie made with flour, sugar, butter, and usually almonds. It is often served with Arabic coffee or Maghrebi mint tea. Ghoriba sometimes pronounce as Ghurayba, has been around in the Greater Syria area, Iraq and other Arab countries since ancient times. They are similar to polvorones from Andalusia and qurabiya from Iran.
Ghoriba (Moroccan Arabic: غْرِيبَة)
- Mlouwza, made with almonds and sugar flavored with orange flower water
- Ghoriba bahla
- Ghoriba dyal zite
- Ghoriba mramla
Ghraïba (Tunisian Arabic: غريبة)
- Ghraïba bidha, made with wheat flour
- Ghraïba droô, made with sorghum flour
- Ghraïba homs, made with chickpea flour
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