Mauritanian leksour

– Course                   :    Mauritanian leksour
– Cuisine                   :    Mauritanian
– Prep Time              :    15 minutes
– Cook Time             :    45 minutes
– Total Time             :     60 minutes


  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • ½ cup millet flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup to 1½ cups water (to blend; use more or less as necessary)
  • Stew for Leksour:
  • 1 LB lamb, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 carrots,peeled & chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, peeled & chopped
  • 2 green or red bell peppers, cored & chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil


1. In a bowl, combine wheat and millet flours with salt. Add a little water at a time; beat until batter is smooth. Set aside for about thirty minutes. Heat a little vegetable oil in a large skillet. Add lamb pieces; 

2. cook until browned, stirring occasionally. Add chopped vegetables; mix well. Pour in 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; cover and cook for about sixty minutes. Heat a shallow skillet with oil. Add a ladle-sized portion of batter; spread to form a smooth pancake. Brown both sides, flipping once. Repeat with remaining batter. On plates, arrange pancakes on a platter and spoon stew on top. Serve warm.



Photo Credit: International Cuisine