Mahalabia (Middle Eastern Ramadan / Festive Dessert)

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Mahalabia (Middle Eastern Ramadan / Festive Dessert)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :1 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 10 Min


Serves : 3
  • 2 cups milk

  • 1/2 cups cornflour

  • 4 tbsp sugar or to taste

  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder (opt)

  • 1 tbsp rose water

  • 1 tbsp chopped pistachios

  • 1 tsp dried rose petals

  • 1 tbsp chopped dates


  • In a small bowl, mix together cornflour and 1/4 cup milk. Keep aside. Bring the milk to a boil. Add sugar and continue to simmer on a low flame till it is dissolved.
  • Now pour over the cornflour slurry and continue to keep stirring till it turns thick. Spoon it in individual bowls and allow it to come to room temperature.
  • Refrigerate for an hour. Garnish with the chopped pistachios, dates and rose petals. Serve chilled as an after-meal dessert or as and when desired.