Luqaimat / Sweet Dumplings

                 As the blessed month of Ramadan is approaching, the theme chosen for this month’s Muslim Food Blogger’s Challenge is  “Ramadan food from the Islamic world”. I tried an Arabic dish known as Luqaimat for this challenge. Luqaimat / Fried sweet dumpling is a very famous Arabic dessert which is usually made in the month of Ramadan for Iftar. These fried dumplings are crunchy on the outside, soft in the middle and is dipped / coated with the sugar syrup or date syrup…


For Batter:

2 1/2 cup plain flour
3 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp yeast
2- 2 1/4 cup warm milk
3 tbsp thick yoghurt
oil for frying

For Syrup:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
pinch of saffron

1 tbsp sesame seeds for sprinkling


  1. Mix together the milk, yoghurt and yeast in a small bowl.
  2. Add the plain flour, cornflour and salt in a large bowl and add in the milk mixture little by little and mix until you get a thick batter. The batter should not be too thick or watery.
  3. Keep this batter covered in a warm place for about an hour till it is doubled.
  4. In a saucepan, add sugar and water and bring to boil. Add saffron and cardamom powder and let it boil until the syrup slightly thickens. Allow it to cool completely.
  5. Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan/ kadai and drop little batter using a spoon or by hand and fry them until they turn golden on all sides.
  6. Remove from the oil and drain them onto paper towel..
  7. Place the dumplings in a serving plate and pour the prepared sugar syrup all over and garnish with sesame seeds and serve..
  • You can also use date syrup instead of sugar syrup…


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