The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down,
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Eid Recipes | Katayef from Saudi Arabia

Eid ul Fitr 2009 is fast approaching. We plan to feature some exciting Eid recipes from around the world in this blog. So that you may try these Eid recipes for your family and friends.

Today, we feature a popular Saudi Arabia dessert recipe that would be great for an Eid dessert dish. It is called the Katayef. This dessert is very popular during Eid in Saudia Arabia. It is served to visiting guests.

This Eid recipe is a must try for you!

Eid Recipes

Katayef is the traditional sweet that is made during the Holy month of Ramadan and Eid.


6 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of yeast (ferment)
6 cups of milk
3 cups of fresh Kushta cream
3 cups of home made kushta
3 cups of minced walnut
1 cup of powdery sugar
1 tablespoon of rose water
2 tablespoons of orange-flower water
1/2 cup of lemon jam
1/2 cup of fine pistachio
6 cups of frying oil
3 cups of Syrup


1) Mix the flour,yeast (ferment) and the milk until you get a soft and combined dough.

2) Keep it aside until it gets double the size.

3) Fill the pouring bad (that has a steel head) with part of the dough.

4) Start pouring small circles on a steel pan you have put on the fire. You can make the circles as big or as small as you like.

5) After 1 minute of pouring the circles turn the Katayef to the other side for 2 seconds and then we take them off the steel pan.

6) Mix the finely minced walnuts with the powdery sugar, rose water, orange-flower water.

7) Take 1 teaspoon of the mixture and distribute it at the middle of the Katayef .
Do the same thing with the Kushta, take 1 table spoon and distribute at the middle of the Katayef. You can make 6 of the walnut mixture and another 6 of the Kushta filling, it depends on the quantity you want from each.

8) Close the Katayef (with the filling inside) to make a half moon shape. Close it tightly by pressing on the edges of the dough.

9) Fry the filled Kateyef with the oil until it gets a golden color.

10) Take them out and put them in the Syrup for few minutes.

11) Take them out of the Syrup and serve them hot.

Try this Eid Recipe Today!

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