Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert)

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Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves : 6
  • 2 nos sweet croissant

  • 2 cups evaporated milk / thickened milk

  • 2-3 tbsp khoya

  • 3 tbsp sugar powdered

  • 1/4 cups cream

  • 1/4 cups fresh grated coconut

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder

  • 1 tbsp rose water

  • 2 tbsp each of chopped pistachios, almonds, raisins & pomegranate pearls


  • Mix together the cream and 1 tbsp. sugar. Keep aside. Shred the croissant into medium size pieces.
  • In a pan heat the milk, 2 tbsp. sugar, butter, cardamom powder and rose water.
  • Arrange the shredded croissants and the khoya inside a baking dish.
  • Pour the milk mixture on top of the croissant, followed by the coconut and then the cream.
  • Sprinkle the nuts and raisins and bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees C. or till the surface turns slightly brown.
  • Bring it to a room temperature and refrigerate for some time. Garnish with the pomegranate pearls and enjoy chilled.