Fried kubbeh is delicious but requires time and effort to make—and then it still has to be fried. So on those occasions when you want to make kubbeh but do not have the patience, this baked version is an equally delicious alternative.
Note: This Nine Spice Mix lends dishes a uniquely Palestinian flavor. It is my mother’s own blend but feel free to adjust to suit your taste, or you can substitute with store-bought baharat or Lebanese seven spice mix for an equally tasty, albeit slightly different, flavor profile.
Excerpted from The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis (Phaidon). Copyright © 2017.