Ghoriba biscuits
Alternative names
  • ghribia
  • ghraïba
  • ghriyyaba
Type cookie
Course dessert
Region or state
Associated national cuisine Algerian, Moroccan, Tunisian, Levant, Kuwait
Main ingredients
Similar dishes
Cookbook: Ghoriba  Media: Ghoriba

A ghoriba (Arabic: غريبة, also spelled ghribia, ghraïba, or ghriyyaba) is a type of cookie prepared in the Maghreb and other parts of the Arab world. It is a round, shortbread cookie made with flour, sugar, butter, and usually almonds. It is often served with Arabic coffee or Maghrebi mint tea. They are similar to polvorones from Andalusia and qurabiya from Iran.[1][2][3]

Regional variations


Ghribia (Algerian Arabic: غريبية) [4][5][6]


Ghoriba (Moroccan Arabic: غْرِيبَة)

  • Mlouwza, made with almonds and sugar flavored with orange flower water
  • Ghoriba bahla
  • Ghoriba dyal zite
  • Ghoriba mramla


Ghraïba (Tunisian Arabic: غريبة)



See also


  1. Williams, Stephanie (5 August 2012). "Lost and loving it in Morocco". Herald Sun. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. Kragen, Pam (19 March 2013). "Cookbook a love letter to Morocco". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. Catherine Hanger (2000). Morocco: World Food. Lonely Planet. p. 98. ISBN 1-86450-024-7.
  4. Labourdette, Jean-Paul; Auzias, Dominique (2012). Alger 2012-2013 (in French). Petit Futé. p. 61. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  5. Bellahsen, Fabien; Rouche, Daniel (2005). Délices de Tunisie (in French). Paris: EDL. ISBN 2-84690-243-7.
  6. Talhouas, Nathalie; Bonnet, Élodie; Volpatti, Céline; Bizos, Didier (2010). Douceurs du Maghreb; Beyrouth : Albouraq (in French). ISBN 978-2-84161-485-1.
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