Sorrar (Stuffed Filo)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 3 kgs - lamb, stewing meat, chopped
  • 2 kgs - carrots, finely chopped
  • 1.5 kg - peas
  • 1.5 kg - rice
  • 100 gms - all spice
  • 1 whole garlic, chopped and crushed
  • 30 gms - cloves
  • 2 packets filo pastry
  • 500 gms - butter

How to Make Sorrar (Stuffed Filo)

  • Heat a little of the cooking pan until very hot 1.5 about 5 mins.
  • Add the butter and immediately add the onions, lamb and garlic and cook until very brown.
  • Add the rice, carrots, peas and all the spices.
  • Then add the stock.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to the boil and then simmer for 25 mins or until the rice is cooked.
  • Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  • Layer 4 pieces of the pastry, each brushed with a little of the remaining butter.
  • Cut the filo pastry into 4 large squares, about 10 cm x 10 cm in size.
  • Place about 1 cup of the rice and lamb mix onto the centre of the filo pastry.
  • Wrap it up like an Arabian money bag or sorrar.
  • Brush the pastry with some melted butter and bake for 15 mins or until golden brown.
  • Serve with yoghurt.