Luqaimat/ Arabic Sweet Dumplings/ Emaratis Delicacy Recipe | Breakfast Care | Healthy Breakfast

Luqaimat is also known as Lokma, Arabic Sweet Dumplings and Emaratis Delicacy. It is a popular Middle Eastern dessert consisting of deep-fried balls of pastry which are then covered with date syrup or honey, while some prefer them sprinkled with various seeds. It is the traditional dessert of Emaratis which is being enjoyed by them during Ramadan or other time.

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pinch of saffron
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup date syrup, for dressing
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios, grated
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for spinkling
  • 1/3 cup water

  • In a bowl, add all purpose flour, yeast, milk powder, sugar, cardamom powder and saffron and mix well.
  • Slowly add water while gently mixing with your hand to get a sticky batter. The batter will be more like a dough than batter.
  • Cover with a muslin cloth and allow to rest for a couple of hours in a warm place till it has doubled in size.
  • Heat oil and drop the batter by spoonful.
  • Roll the dropped balls with a slotted spoon in oil for even cooking.
  • Fry till they are dark golden brown in color. Remove from oil and place on a tissue paper to absorb extra oil.
  • Place them in a serving bowl and pour the date syrup on top.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and grated pistachios.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

You can also eat them with honey, simple syrup, powdered sugar, if date syrup is not available.

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