Kishik and Hot Pepper Dip


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Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

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Check Middle Eastern markets for kishik or make your own. In southern Gaza, each town or region has its own way of using this traditional fermented dairy product; we have included two here.


  • 1 round of hard kishik or 3 tablespoons powdered or 5 tablespoons liquid kishik


If the kishik is hard, break it into small pieces and moisten with a few spoonfuls of water. Allow it to absorb the liquid for a few minutes, and then pulverize it in a food processor or blender or by hand in a mortar and pestle until a paste, similar in consistency to hummus, is achieved. (I