Sheikh Elmahshi

Written by Asma

April 29, 2021

Sheikh El Mahshi or Zucchini with milk is a main dish served in Ramdan. 

Sheikh El Mahshi

The dish of the Sheikh Mahshi is a delicious dish that does not require much effort, and it is a dish from the Syrian cuisine. In addition to the nutritional value of this recipe, it is super delicious.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: middle eastern
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 310.7kcal
Author: Asma


  • 1 kg zucchini medium size
  • 2.1 kg of yogurt
  • 1/2 kilogram minced meat
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 5 Finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons fried pine nuts
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying


  • Carefully dig the zucchini with the help of a sharp knife; so that it is slightly thick, but be careful not to tear the zucchini bottom
  • Sauté the onion, the garlic, and the meat in a small quantity of hot oil
  • Add in the salt and the pepper to it until it is cooked
  • Remove it from the heat and add the pine nuts to it, then stuff the zucchini
  • Heat the oil and fry the zucchini for a few minutes; then remove aside
  • Remove the zucchini from the oil and until it is very well-drained
  • Whisk together the yogurt with the egg and the cornstarch to it after melting it with a little water with a pinch of salt and place in a saucepan over medium-high heat while constantly stirring until it boils.
  • After the milk boils, add about two cups of stuffed zucchini broth and let simmer
  • Add in the zucchini and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • After the zucchini become tender; pour it and serve hot along with the rice
  • Serve and enjoy your Sheikh Elmahshi


Calories: 310.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 26.8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 435.6mg | Potassium: 670.1mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: 4.9g
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