Vegan Chestnuts Kibbeh in Sour Pumpkin Soup

Semolina kibbeh stuffed with chestnuts in sour lemon pumpkin soup

  • AppetizersType
  • AdvancedDifficulty
  • 30-60 minPrep. Time
  • 4Serving/Unit


The Kibbeh
Whole semolina, 1½ cups
Corn flour, 3/4 cup
Sea salt, 2 flat teaspoons
Water, 3/4 cup
The Filling
Chestnuts, 100 g
peeled and roasted
Onion, 1 small unit
Olive oil, 1 teaspoon
Sea salt, 1/2 flat teaspoon
Black pepper, 1/2 flat teaspoon
coarsely ground
The Soup
Onion, 1 medium unit
Garlic, 2 cloves
Olive oil, 2 tablespoons
Pumpkin, 300 g
peeled and cut into cubes
Celery, 2 stalks
chopped with leaves
Water, 6 cups
Sea salt, 1 flat tablespoon
Black pepper, 1 flat teaspoon
coarsely ground
Hawaij for soup, 1 flat teaspoon
Cane sugar, 1 heaping tablespoon
Lemon juice, 1/4 cup
freshly squeezed


1. For the kibbeh shell: mix the semolina with the corn flour, salt and water in a bowl until a uniform dough is obtained. Then, set aside for 10 minutes.
2. Knead for 2-3 minutes for a uniform and flexible dough (if necessary add a little more water), and set aside for another 5 minutes.
3. The filling: chop the chestnuts and fry the onion in oil.
4. Season with salt and black pepper, remove from the heat and mix with the chestnuts.
5. Set aside to cool.
6. The kibbeh: cut small circles (nut-sized) from the dough, open with the palm of your hand into a thin flat circle, fill with a little of the chestnut filling and close into a ball shape.
7. Roll the ball between your palms to smooth.
8. The soup: fry the chopped onion in olive oil until it becomes translucent, add the chopped garlic cloves and fry for 3 minutes.
9. Add pumpkin, celery leaves, water and the spices and sugar.
10. Bring to a boil and lower the heat slightly. After cooking for 15 minutes, add the kibbeh and continue to cook for about 30 minutes. Towards the end of cooking, add the lemon juice, taste and fix seasoning.
11. Bon appetite (:

Total time: 1-2 hours

The preparation method includes frying. A wonderful vegan soup that can be the main coarse!

Nutritional Values Serving/Unit 100 Grams
Calories 319 cal 68 cal
Proteins 7 g 2 g
Carbohydrates 61 g 13 g
Fat 5 g 1 g
The nutritional values appearing on this website are intended to provide general information only, and do not constitute a recommendation, a substitute for consulting a specialist or receiving medical advice.
Limor Peper Recipe by Limor Peper
Vegan Chestnuts Kibbeh in Sour Pumpkin Soup
Both vegans and vegetarians can enjoy this kibbeh