From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ghoriba biscuits
Alternative names
  • ghribia
  • ghraïba
  • ghriyyaba
Region or state
Associated national cuisineAlgerian, Moroccan, Tunisian, Egyptian, Levant, Kuwait
Main ingredients
Similar dishes

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.[1] They are similar to polvorones from Andalusia and qurabiya from Iran.[2][3][4]

Regional variations[edit]


Ghribia (Algerian Arabic: غريبية‎) [5][6][7]


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)



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Salloum, Habeeb (Feb 28, 2012). The Arabian Nights Cookbook: From Lamb Kebabs to Baba Ghanouj, Delicious Homestyle Arabian Cooking. Tuttle Publishing. p. 138.
  2. ^ Williams, Stephanie (5 August 2012). "Lost and loving it in Morocco". Herald Sun. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. ^ Kragen, Pam (19 March 2013). "Cookbook a love letter to Morocco". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. ^ Catherine Hanger (2000). Morocco: World Food. Lonely Planet. p. 98. ISBN 1-86450-024-7.
  5. ^ Labourdette, Jean-Paul; Auzias, Dominique (2012). Alger 2012-2013 (in French). Petit Futé. p. 61. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  6. ^ Bellahsen, Fabien; Rouche, Daniel (2005). Délices de Tunisie (in French). Paris: EDL. ISBN 2-84690-243-7.
  7. ^ Talhouas, Nathalie; Bonnet, Élodie; Volpatti, Céline; Bizos, Didier (2010). Douceurs du Maghreb; Beyrouth : Albouraq (in French). ISBN 978-2-84161-485-1.