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Mahalabia (Middle Eastern Ramadan / Festive Dessert)

Mahalabia (Middle Eastern Ramadan / Festive Dessert)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 60

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 70


Serves 3

  • milk 2 cups

  • cornflour 1/2 cups

  • sugar or to taste 4 tbsp

  • cardamom powder (opt) 1/4 tsp

  • rose water 1 tbsp

  • chopped pistachios 1 tbsp

  • dried rose petals 1 tsp

  • chopped dates 1 tbsp


  • 01

    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.

  • 02

    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.

  • 03

    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.



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