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Vvarsha Thakkar
30 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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It's a Lebanese sweet dish that is stuffed with dry fruits.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Middle Eastern
  • Baking
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Phyllo Sheets Ingredients:
  2. 2 cups all purpose flour
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/3 cup (79 gm) unsalted butter
  6. 1 tsp vinegar
  7. 3/4 cup hot milk (Add more if required)
  8. Ingredients to fold:
  9. 1 cup corn flour
  10. 2 tsp plain flour
  11. For the Filling:
  12. 1 cup khoya
  13. 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  14. 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios
  15. 5 -6 crushed cardamoms
  16. 1/2 cup melted butter (at the time of baking)


  1. Take a bowl and sieve the maida. Add salt to it along with baking powder, vinegar, butter and milk. Knead and make a soft dough. Cover and set aside for 15 mins.
  2. To prepare the syrup, dissolve the sugar in water. Add the cardamom and boil it for 15 mins on a medium flame.
  3. Now knead the dough and divide it in 2 parts. Divide each part in 10 small balls.
  4. Roll each part to make a puri. Then cover each puri with a teaspoon of flour and cover it with another puri. Repeat this process and cover all the 10 puris. Now roll all the puris together to make a big roti.
  5. Cut it in the shape of your baking tray. Separate the sheets slowly one by one. In the same way roll another 10 balls. (You'll get total 20 sheets.)
  6. Grease the baking tray. Arrange the 10 sheets one by one by, slowly brushing butter in between the sheets. Now make a layer of the khoya mixture, follow this process similarly for all the 10 sheets. Cut it into any desired shapes.
  7. Heat the butter and pour it on top. Don't use the bubbly part of the butter as it will burn first.
  8. Bake it in a preheated oven for 25 mins at 200°C. Let it cool a little, then add the sugar syrup.
  9. Garnish with chopped nuts and serve.

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Shambhavi Gupta
Shambhavi Gupta   Sep-01-2016

The classic lebanese dish! Awesome

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