Qatayaf | How to make Qatayaf

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ByMithu Cherian
Created on 3rd Nov 2015
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  • By Mithu Cherian
    Created on 3rd Nov 2015

About Qatayaf

Qatayef is an Arab sweet dumpling filled with a sweet cheese and nuts stuffing. It is fried and then drizzled with sugar syrup. Try this unique and variety dish this diwali!

Qatayaf, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Qatayaf is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Qatayaf has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Mithu Cherian is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Qatayaf, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Qatayaf. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Mithu Cherian. The recipe of Qatayafis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Qatayaf is 30 minute. This recipe of Qatayaf is perfect to serve 4. Qatayaf is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves4People

Ingredients to make Qatayaf

  • 3 Table spoon Corn Starch
  • 2 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 Cup Semolina
  • 3 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup White Cheese Unsalted
  • A handful of Walnuts chopped
  • A handful of Cashews chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 cups Sugar+ 2 Tablespoon
  • 11/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon
  • 3 Tablespoon Orange blossom water(Optional)
  • Pistachios for garnishing

How to make Qatayaf

  1. Mix the flour, semolina, sugar and baking powder. Dissolve corn starch in cold water. Gradually add the starch/water mixture to the flour mixture and mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. In a sauce pan, combine 3 cups of sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, orange blossom, lemon juice and stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and simmer until the syrup thickens.
  3. Heat a frying pan or griddle, using a ladle or scoop, pour enough batter to make 3 - 5" inch pancakes.
  4. Cook until the pancake starts bubbling on top then remove from the pan and set aside. (Cook on one side only).
  5. In a bowl, combine cheese, sugar, cashews, walnuts and cinnamon. Fill each pancake with this cheese and nuts mixture, fold it in half and press to seal the edges.
  6. Fry the Qatayef on both sides till it becomes golden brown in colour.
  7. Dip into the syrup for 2 minutes. Garnish with pistachios and serve.
My Tip: For extra flavour, drizzle honey on top.

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