Kunafa | How to make Kunafa

By Roop Parashar  |  2nd Jul 2016  |  
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About Kunafa Recipe

Kunafa is an oriental dessert, which is very popular in the holy fasting month of Ramadan. It is made from noodle like pastry long threads, filled with cream and soaked in a sugar syrup. There are many ways to do it. Im doing an easy recipe which is best and tastes delicious. Lets begin to make this yummy dessert.

Kunafa is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Kunafa in your kitchen. This recipe requires 20 minutes for preparation and 25 minutes to cook. The Kunafa by Roop Parashar has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Kunafa at home without any difficulty. Kunafa is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Kunafa would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Kunafa this weekend. Share your Kunafa cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Roop Parashar for inputs. In case you have any queries for Kunafa you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Roop Parashar. You can also rate the Kunafa and give feedback.


Ingredients to make Kunafa

  • 200 gm Kunafa pastry
  • 100 gm melted butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbs coarsely ground pistachios
  • For cream 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • For sugar syrup 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 water

How to make Kunafa

  1. For sugar syrup- In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water. Let it boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Keep aside to cool.
  2. For cream-In a pan, add milk and sugar together. Let it come to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture to the milk and keep stirring, till the mixture get thickens, then remove from the heat. Add vanilla essence and keep aside to cool.
  3. For kunafa-Cut the kunafa thread into small pieces with hands.
  4. Pour melted butter, 1tsp sugar and vanilla essence over the kunafa threads and mix well with your hands.
  5. Put half of the kunafa in the cake form and press well with your fingers.
  6. Spread the cream over the kunafa as shown in picture and add the other half of kunafa over the cream.
  7. Now bake the kunafa in a preheated oven 180, for 20 minutes or until it turn golden on top.
  8. Take out kunafa from oven and after 10 minutes, flip it in plate.
  9. Now pour cooled sugar syrup on the hot kunafa and leave it for 7 to 8 minutes to absorb it all. Now garnish it with crushed pistachios and serve hot....Enjoy

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