Muhallebi

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Muhallebi
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Muhallebi, sprinkled with chopped pistachios, Lebanese style
Course Dessert
Place of origin Turkey[citation needed]
Region or state Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco
Serving temperature Cold
Main ingredients Rice flour, milk or almond milk, sugar
Cookbook: Muhallebi  Media: Muhallebi

Muhallebi also known as Muhallabia, Mahallebi or Mahallepi (in Turkish, meaning custard, Greek: Μαχαλλεπί (Mahallepi)) is a creamy pudding, similar to blancmange, in the cuisines of Cyprus and Turkey.[citation needed]

It is served in many versions, e.g. with chopped pistachios sprinkled on top (Lebanese style), date syrup topped with pistachios and walnuts (Israeli style), or with water in place of milk (Turkish: Su muhallebisi, Greek: Μαχαλλεπί του νερού (mahallepi tou nerou)). Flavorings such as vanilla, orange water, and rose water may be added to the pudding.

In Israel, Malabi (Hebrew word for Muhallebi) is made of almond milk instead of cow milk because of kashrut observation. It is called 'Malabi Shekedim'.

Some versions of Muhallebi
Moroccan Muhallabia with orange flavoring
Moroccan Muhallabia with orange flavoring
Turkish Muhallebi served with nuts and cinnamon
Turkish Muhallebi served with nuts and cinnamon
Chocolate Muhallebi as served in Turkey
Chocolate Muhallebi as served in Turkey

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