Muhallebi, sprinkled with chopped pistachios, Lebanese
|Place of origin
|Region or state
||Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Israel
||Rice flour, milk or almond milk, sugar
Muhallebi also known as Muhallabia, Mallabi', Mahallebi or Mahallepi (in Turkish, meaning custard, Greek: Μαχαλλεπί (Mahallepi)) is a creamy pudding, similar to blancmange, in the cuisines of Cyprus, Northern Cyprus, and Turkey.
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
Turkish Muhallebi served with nuts and cinnamon
Chocolate Muhallebi as served in Turkey