Qatayaf | How to make Qatayaf

By Mithu Cherian  |  3rd Nov 2015  |  
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About Qatayaf Recipe

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 is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Qatayaf by Mithu Cherian has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Qatayaf at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Qatayaf takes few minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Qatayaf is a good option for you. The flavour of Qatayaf is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Qatayaf on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Qatayaf recipe on the page below.


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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