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Kousa Bil Laban

Kousa Bil Laban- Tita’s famous Syrian Stuffed Squash in Yogurt Recipe


  • Small Green Squash
  • Ground Beef
  • ½ Lemon
  • ½ Tablespoon of Sugar
  • 1 Tub of Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Spoons of cornflower
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Minced Garlic
  • Water
  • Salt


  1. Carve out the insides of the squash.
  2. Stuff the squash with the beef and rice mixture.
  3. Pour ½ of a tub of white greek yogurt into the saucepan- 1 tub is needed for 10 pieces of squash. 
  4. Pour ¼ cup of water into the saucepan. 
  5. Crush garlic cloves and place the minced garlic into the saucepan. 
  6. Mix 2 spoons of cornflower, 2 mint leaves, and a cup of cold water and pour this mixture into the saucepan. 
  7. Mix the dish while it cooks on the highest heat until the dish begins to boil. 
  8. As the dish begins to boil, gently place the squash into the greek yogurt mixture.
  9. Keep the dish cooking on medium heat for 30-40 minutes.
  10. When done, garish the dish with some red pepper flakes and minced garlic. Salt as you would like.  

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