Meghli, moghli, meghleh, (Arabic: مغلي), or karawiyah, is a Levantine dessert based on a floured rice pudding and spiced with anise, caraway, and cinnamon. The dish is often garnished with dried coconut flakes and various nuts including almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, and pistachios. Meghli is commonly served to celebrate the birth of a child.
|Alternative names||Moghli, Meghleh, Karawiya|
|Place of origin||Levant|
|Region or state||Middle East|
|Serving temperature||for people greeting a mother who delivered her baby or during christmas|
|Main ingredients||Powdered Rice, sugar, anise, caraway, cinnamon, coconut, almonds, pistachios, pine nuts, walnuts|
The dish was traditionally served to celebrate the birth of a male heir, but has now became a dessert to celebrate any newborn. The caraway is thought to assist the new mother in lactating and reduces bloating.
- Dalal A. Holmin, From the Tables of Lebanon: Traditional Vegetarian Cuisine, Book Publishing Company (TN); 1 edition (June 1997), pg 164
- Meghli Archived 2010-02-17 at the Wayback Machine, Arabicnews,com
- Kamal Mouzawak, Merry Meghli! Archived 2012-07-15 at Archive.today, Poetry of Food, poetryoffood.com, retrieved 3-7-2010
- Anissa Helou, Lebanese Cuisine: More Than 250 Authentic Recipes From The Most Elegant Middle Eastern Cuisine, St. Martin's Griffin (June 15, 1998), pg 241