Kousa Bil Laban Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Kousa Bil-Laban

A delightful Arabic version of stuffed zucchini which tastes delicious, all adding up to a good meal. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion or 200 g, finely chopped
  • 300 g lean minced lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pine seeds or 10 g, toasted
  • ¼ cup Egyptian rice or 50 g
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon Less Salt
  • 1 kg zucchini, small size
  • 2 cups water or 500 ml
  • 4 cups low fat yoghurt or 1 kg
  • 1½ tablespoons corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed (extra)

How to Prepare

  1. Warm oil in a large non-stick pan, add and cook onions for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Add minced meat, garlic, black pepper, cinnamon and pine seeds. Cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Add rice and a MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon Less Salt cube and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Hollow baby zucchinis and stuff them with the meat mixture. Arrange the stuffed zucchinis in a large saucepan.
  4. Add water and a MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon Less Salt cube to the saucepan. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes or until zucchinis are almost cooked.
  5. Combine yogurt and corn flour in a large pot and bring them to boil under constant stirring. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Pour the yogurt sauce over zucchini and simmer for another 5 minutes or until they are cooked. Stir in garlic and dried mint.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 377.00 kcal
Protein: 27.00 g
Carbohydrate: 39.00 g
Fats: 13.00 g

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