Talbina Recipe: Comforting And Nutritious

Talbina is a traditional Arabic porridge made from ground barley. It is a comforting and nutritious dish that is often served to those who are ill or recovering from an illness.

This post will walk you through the steps to make a simple and delicious talbina recipe.

Talbina Recipe


  • 1 cup ground barley
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt, to taste
  • Honey or date syrup (optional)


  1. In a medium-sized pot, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Slowly pour in the ground barley, constantly stirring to prevent clumping.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Reduce heat and let the mixture simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the barley is fully cooked and the mixture has thickened to a porridge-like consistency.
  5. Remove the pot from heat and let it thicken for a few minutes.
  6. Serve the talbina in bowls, and drizzle with honey or date syrup if desired.
Talbina Recipe
Talbina Recipe

Talbina is a versatile dish and it can be served either sweet or savory. You can also add milk, cheese, honey, or sugar for sweetness or some chopped herbs, nuts, or raisins for added flavor. You can also add fruits such as apricot, fig, or strawberry. Feel free to play around with the recipe and customize it to your liking.

Talbina is a healthy and comforting dish that can be enjoyed any time of the day. It is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and can be a great energy source.

Barley contains complex carbohydrates, which are slowly digested and provide energy throughout the day. So give it a try next time you’re in the mood for something warm and comforting.

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I am Naznin, the recipe creator and blogger behind Foods Kitchen (since 2021). I like to try new recipes, especially when they are delicious, so those are my recipes... Hope you like it! Thank you for your time!
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