Kousa Mahshi (Stuffed Marrows) Recipe

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Kousa Mahshi (Stuffed Marrows)
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  1. Hollow from one end of the marrows with an apple corer or a small spoon leaving about 1/4 inch thick shell all around.
  2. Wash them thoroughly and dry.
  3. To make the stuffing, mix the ingredients for the stuffing in a bowl, add a little oil, 1/2 tsp allspice and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stuff the marrows upto three-quarters full (do not fill to the brim as the mixture will expand when cooking and leak out).
  5. In a large casserole or saucepan, first oil the base, then place the sliced tomatoes at the bottom of the pot.
  6. Sprinkle crushed garlic on top and then layer the stuffed marrows.
  7. Season with remaining half of the spices and oil.
  8. Mix the tomato paste with the vegetable stock and pour into the pot to cover the stuffed marrows.
  9. Cover the marrows with a plate or something similar to hold them down lightly to keep them in place while cooking so the stuffing doesn't run out.
  10. Put the pot to cook on high heat and bring it to a boil.
  11. When it comes to boil, lower the heat and simmer gently for 1 hour.
  12. Uncover and simmer to thicken sauce, if needed.
  13. Serve hot.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 661.53 Kcal (2770 kJ)
Calories from fat 129.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.44g 22%
Sodium 20347.96mg 848%
Potassium 496.7mg 11%
Total Carbs 110.73g 37%
Sugars 6.47g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2.84g 11%
Protein 3.34g 7%
Vitamin C 25.3mg 42%
Iron 16.2mg 90%
Calcium 29.6mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 183.3 Kcal (767 kJ)
Calories from fat 36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 22%
Sodium 5638.22mg 848%
Potassium 137.63mg 11%
Total Carbs 30.68g 37%
Sugars 1.79g 26%
Dietary Fiber 0.79g 11%
Protein 0.93g 7%
Vitamin C 7mg 42%
Iron 4.5mg 90%
Calcium 8.2mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.9
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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