Baklava | How to make Baklava

By Sakshi Khanna  |  8th Jul 2015  |  
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About Baklava Recipe

Classic Turkish dessert full of nuts topped with a crisp flaky pastry..seems complicated but is actually so simple, try it yourself!

Baklava is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Sakshi Khanna teaches how to make Baklava step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Baklava in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 6 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Baklava at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Baklava takes few minutes for the preparation and 60 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Baklava is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Baklava is a good option for you. The flavour of Baklava is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Baklava and impress your family and friends.


Ingredients to make Baklava

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flakes chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/3 cup fine sugar
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts chopped
  • 2 cups castor sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • A pinch of clove powder
  • 15-20 puff pastry sheets
  • pistachios for garnish

How to make Baklava

  1. Mix the almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts, Sugar, cinnamon, clove powder in a small bowl.
  2. Heat a saucepan. Add water and sugar and bring to boil. Simmer for 10-15 mins until the syrup is a little thick.
  3. In a baking dish, evenly brush the butter. Butter 10 sheets of pastry and lay them one after the other in the baking dish.
  4. Spread the filling on the sheets evenly.
  5. Cover the filling by another 10 buttered pastry sheets. Brush the top of pastry with butter after layering with last sheet.
  6. Mark the pastry sheets in square shapes or diamond shapes.
  7. Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees C and bake it for an hour, until the top of pastry turns brown.
  8. When its baked, take it out of the oven and slowly pour the syrup evenly on top.
  9. Let the pastry soak the syrup for 5-6 hours in refrigerator.
  10. Once its ready, serve it on plates. Garnish with pistachios and more syrup if desired.

Reviews for Baklava (4)

Rewa Chadha2 years ago

any other substitute of Puff Pastry Sheet ? can chappaties made of maida be used in place of puff pastry sheets ?

Nitu Phookan2 years ago

What is the another option of puff pastry sheets? can u suggesst me the recipe of puff pastry sheet...

Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago


Vanita Katara2 years ago