Friday, September 10, 2010

Kataifi


16 oz package kataifi or shredded phyllo
1 1/2 cups almonds ground coarsely or chopped
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
1 1/2 cups butter melted

Separate the kataifi into two parts. Tear into small pieces and spread evenly in a 15 x 10" ungreased baking dish.
Combine almonds and cinnamon then sprinkle evenly over the kataifi. Tear the remaining into small pieces and place evenly over the mixture. Spoon melted butter and bake at 370F for 30 to 40 minutes till golden brown. I didn't want it too dark so removed it when the edges and top was golden.

Syrup
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp rose water

Combine all the ingredients, bring to a boil then lower to medium heat and boil gently for 5 to 10 minutes. The syrup doesn't have to get thick it will be pourable consistency. Cool then pour over hot baked kataifi. Serve cold.
Made this for eid-ul-fitr, can add more nuts if you prefer. I reduced the amount of butter and sugar add more if you need. Eid mubarak.

In response to a few friends I buy the kataifi dough in the frozen section at the grocery store or supermarket. I have also seen them in middle eastern stores.
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41 comments:

  1. Hey dear..Eid mubarak to you n your family :)
    This is a very new n interesting dessert..looks yum yum!!

    US Masala

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  2. Wow, I love this...I have never had anything like this. I am not familiar with kataifi, but I will check it out :)

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  3. This dessert has a really fun look! I already love it for making me smile. If it's that easy I have to try it!

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  4. Eid Mubarak Dear..delicious looking dessert...gonna try soon..thanks for sharing..

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  5. Your kataifi look excellent - thanks for sharing the recipe! I am looking forward to trying them soon!

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  6. Hi Akheela,
    Eid Mubaraq to you n ur family.
    Wow,thats something new...never heard of it.But looks very crispy & delightful
    Sinfully Spicy

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  7. Looks yummy...will try it out..

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  8. eid mubarak darling...dessert looks mindblowing n eyecatchy..yummmmmmmmmmmm....easy n simple...thanks for sharing

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  9. So this looks absolutely amazing. I haven't seen anything like it, but I can imagine how great it must taste...and the texture must be divine too!

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  10. Hi Akheela,

    Eid Mubarak!!I shall be sending an entry soon for the event dear...Have fun...

    Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  11. eid mubarak !very new dish ..looks gr8 and somewhat sevai to me ..

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  12. Wow what awonderful tasty dish.Can this be made with ordinary phyllo sheets that we can purchase in supermarkets?

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  13. This looks delicious! It's been many years since I last had kataifi (though a slightly different version from yours) and you have reminded me how wonderful it is :-)

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  14. Eid Mubarak to you and family..looks great though it's new to me...

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  15. where can I get kataifi btw ? this looks yummy!

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  16. ooooooooooh, i could just EAT this right now!!! looks so tasty! great, simple recipe!!! :)

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  17. oh I've never had this- it looks great!

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  18. Eid Mubarak, Akheela! Looks really great kataifi.

    Still waiting for you entry :)

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  19. Eid Mubarak my friend. Kataifi is new to me but looks delicious.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  20. Eid Mubarak to you. Kataifi looks delicious. Would also like to try it out at home soon.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  21. Eid Mubarak. love your Kataifi. very new but full of flavour and texture.

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  22. I could have sworn that it had shredded coconut on top, but I guess that's the dough? Looks tasty!

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  23. One of my all-time favorite desserts! I just can't find the shredded around here, so I usually just make baklava.

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  24. its been ages since i had this but i just absolutely love it...
    sadly phyllo is not an option whr I live...so will just ogle at the pics and try stay happy.

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  25. Eid Mubarak to you and your family..New dish to me,looks yummy!

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  26. I feel like I'm home! My mom made this all the time while I was growing. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and those lovely photos.

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  27. Very authentic looking! Wish I had a wedge of this right now!!

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  28. What a delicious looking dish - I am fairly certain I can't find the kataifi around here but i will be keeping my eyes open because this sounds so scrumptious! Thanks for sharing this at the hearth'nsoul blog hop!

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  29. Hi Akheela! So nice to see you on the hearth and soul hop! This recipe always looks so difficult, but now I know it is very easy and simply looks fancy! Will definitely try this! :) Alex@amoderatelife

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  30. shredded phyllo...ooooohhhh! I can just imagine how addicted I would be to this after just one bite. It sounds soooo good!! Thanks so much for sharing it w/ hns this week =)

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  31. I bet this one has a lovely delicate feeling in the mouth. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul.

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  32. I am not at all familiar with Kataifi but it sure does looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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