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Lahem Bel Ajeen with President Cheddar, Emmental and Mozzarella Cheese Slices




Arabic with a modern twist


For the dough:
• Flour - 3 cups
• Corn oil - ½ cup
• Instant yeast - ½ tsp
• Water - 1 cup
• Salt - ½ tsp
• Sugar - ½ tsp

For the filling:
• Minced beef - 250g
• Garlic cloves, minced - 4
• Onion, finely chopped - 1
• Tomatoes, finely chopped - 500g
• Tomato paste - 2 tbsp
• Fresh parsley, finely chopped - ½ cup
• President Cheddar Cheese - 6 slices
• President Emmental Cheese - 6 slices
• President Mozzarella Cheese - 6 slices
• Salt and pepper


• In a large bowl, mix yeast with water and let it stand for a few minutes.
• Whisk in the sugar, oil, and salt. Add the flour and mix until you get a sticky dough.
• Grease a large bowl with olive oil and place the dough in it. Brush the top with olive oil. Cover the bowl with nylon wrap and let it rest for 1 hour.
• Preheat the oven to 180°C.
• In a large bowl, mix the beef with garlic, onion, tomatoes, tomato paste, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine until you get a paste-like mixture. Set aside.
• Make small balls from the dough, and roll each dough ball into a thin, medium-sized circle.
• Add two tablespoons of the meat mixture on each circle. Spread it evenly.
• Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
• Top with three slices of President Cheddar, Emmental and Mozzarella Cheese. Bake again until the cheese melts.
• Enjoy a delicious Iftar with your family!

Please note:
• Tsp = Teaspoon and Tbsp = Tablespoon
• 1 cup = 240 ml or 240 g (approx.)