Lqeimat ~ Emirati Yeasted Dumplings
Recipe type: Sweets
Cuisine: UAE
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Serves: 4
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • A fat pinch saffron strands
  • ⅓ to ½ cup warm water
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Date syrup for topping
  • Sesame seeds for topping (optional)
  1. Combine all the ingredients except water in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add water little by little and mix by hands till you have a very thick, sticky batter. It should be literally like a dough.
  3. Set aside covered for a couple of hours till the mixture is doubled.
  4. Heat oil for deep frying. To check whether the oil is ready, drop a pinch of the batter. It will sizzle up.
  5. Dip a teaspoon in water and scoop out some batter. Drop into the oil. Drop in some more spoonfuls into the oil, by dipping the spoon into water after every two to three scoops, to avoid the batter from sticking to the spoon.
  6. Keep stirring them till the batter is golden brown.
  7. Drain out onto kitchen towels.
  8. While warm, top with date syrup and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  9. Devour!
Recipe by The Big Sweet Tooth at https://www.thebigsweettooth.com/lqeimat-emirati-yeasted-dumplings/