Khabees

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Khabees
TypeDessert
Place of originArabian Peninsula
Region or stateKuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsFlour, oil, cardamom and saffron

Khabees (Arabic: الخبيص‎ sometimes pronounce as Khabeesa) is a traditional sweet dish from Arab States of the Persian Gulf, and common in Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It is made of flour and oil and is commonly served as a traditional dish for breakfast, especially during Eid days.

Etymology[edit]

Khabees comes from the Arabic word خبَصَ which translates to mix.

History[edit]

A recipe for Khabees was mentioned in a tenth-century Arabic cookbook, Kitab al-Ṭabīḫ (the book of dishes) by Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq.