Spicy Bread with Meat and Vegetables

Khubuz ‘Uroog/Khubuz Laham

Preparation info
  • Makes


    big breads
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

By adding ground/minced meat, chopped vegetables, and spices you will get a tasty and nourishing bread. You might call it the Iraqi counterpart of pizza. This bread is called khubuz laham because of the meat (laham) added to it. As to why it is called khubuz ‘uroog/’urooq, there is no one ‘official’ theory. Some think the word ‘urooq is derived from the Arabic verb ‘to branch like veins,’ which describes the way the bread looks when mixed with the vegetables and