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meghli lebanese dessert with coconut

Meghli Lebanese Caraway Pudding

  • Author: Mariam
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Diet: Vegan


Meghli is a Lebanese caraway pudding that is Lebanon's favorite celebratory dessert. Made with rice flour and ground caraway, it's delicious!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground caraway
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground anise
  • 8 cups water (plus 1 cup to soak nuts)
  • Mixed nuts (pistachios, almonds, walnuts, pecans)
  • Shredded coconut


  1. Soak nuts for at least 2 hours. Set aside in their water.
  2. Place the rice flour, sugar, and spices in a pot, whisk really well.
  3. Add in the water and keep whisking until everything is well combined.
  4. Put the pot on a stovetop and bring to a boil on high heat while stirring consistently.
  5. Keep stirring until bubbles start to form on top of the mixture.
  6. Bring the heat down, stir until the mixture thickens and gets a pudding-like consistency (about 10 to 15 minutes).
  7. Turn the heat off, pour the hot meghli into cups (makes around 8 cups).
  8. Wait for the meghli to cool down a bit the decorate with the coconut and nuts.
  9. Place in the fridge and serve cold. 


  1. This recipe is best served cold. 
  2. Use any type of preferred nut combination.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Lebanese


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 169 calories
  • Sugar: 25 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: meghli, caraway pudding, Lebanese meghli recipe, caraway dessert

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