Sfiha

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Sfiha
Sfiha2.jpg
Alternative namesArab pizza, Chaldean pizza
TypeSavoury pie
Place of originLevant
Main ingredientsground mutton
Cookbook:Sfiha  Sfiha
 
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Sfiha
Sfiha2.jpg
Alternative namesArab pizza, Chaldean pizza
TypeSavoury pie
Place of originLevant
Main ingredientsground mutton
Cookbook:Sfiha  Sfiha

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

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 and they have various toppings, like cheese, curd, lamb, beef or vegetables.[1]

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  1. ^ Yara Roberts,Richard Roberts, (2009), The Brazilian Table, Gibbs Smith, pag. 186