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Baklava is a rich and sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Festive
  • Greek
  • Baking
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 9

  1. 6 sheets of filo dough (18 14 x 18 inches sheets)
  2. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  3. 1/2 cup clarified butter
  4. 1/2 cup almond grounded
  5. 1/2 cup walnuts grounded
  6. 1/4 cup coconut powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  8. 1/3 cup sugar
  9. For the syrup: 3/4 cup sugar
  10. 1 tablespoon sliced pistachios to garnish with


  1. Use a 8×8 baking pan to prepare this dish. Preheat the oven to 176 degree celsius.
  2. For the filling, combine all the dry ingredients, ground almonds, walnuts, coconut, sugar, and cardamom together.
  3. To make the pastry, work on a clean, dry, and flat surface, Open the dough and take 1 sheet, spread it over the working surface and fold making it double length wise.
  4. Lightly brush the butter covering the whole sheet. You will be working with the short side. Leave about half inch of sheet across the short side and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the filling from edge to edge evenly.
  5. Roll it like a jelly, roll twice and brush lightly with butter only on the rolled part. Sprinkle again 2 tablespoons of the filling from edge to edge evenly.
  6. Roll it up carefully, after every roll brush it with butter, and place seam side down in the baking tray. Repeat this process until you finish rolling all six sheets.
  7. The pieces should fit snugly, but should not be squashed. With a very sharp knife, cut the roll into 3 equal pieces in length, making a total of 18 pieces.
  8. Lightly brush the butter over each piece. Bake the baklava for about 25 to 30 minutes until they turn light golden brown in colour.
  9. To make the syrup, boil the sugar and water together until the syrup is of a thread consistency. Add the lemon juice and cardamom powder, then turn off the heat.
  10. The lemon juice keeps the syrup from crystallizing. Carefully pour this hot syrup evenly over all the baklava pieces.
  11. Sprinkle few pieces of the sliced pistachios over baklava and serve warm.

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SIMRAN GUPTA   Aug-25-2016

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