Sfiha

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Sfiha
Savoury pie
Sfiha2.jpg
Alternative name(s):
Arab pizza, Chaldean pizza
Place of origin:
Levant
Main ingredient(s):
ground mutton
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Sfiha
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Sfiha
 
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Sfiha
Savoury pie
Sfiha2.jpg
Alternative name(s):
Arab pizza, Chaldean pizza
Place of origin:
Levant
Main ingredient(s):
ground mutton
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Sfiha
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Sfiha

Sfihah (Arabic: صفيحةsfīḥah) or lahm bi`ajin (Arabic: لحم بعجينlaḥm bi‘ajīn), also known as 'Arab Pizza', is an Arab pizza-like dish originating from the Arabian Peninsula and Levant, and introduced in Brazil by Levantine immigrants.

In contrast to the modern use of lamb or beef, traditional sfiha are open-faced meat pies made with ground mutton. Historically, sfiha were much like dolma—simply ground lamb, lightly spiced, wrapped in brined grape leaves. In Brazil, sfihas are folded into a triangular pastry, although the open-faced version is very common too.

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