Monday, August 11, 2014


Hi friends!! Hope all enjoyed Eid very well.Was fully busy with lot of things..
Today I'm posting kunafa an arabic dessert.This is a dessert made with shredded phyllo dough and cheese and soaked in sugar syrup.


For The Crust:

250grms Shredded Phyllo dough
1/2c Melted butter
1tsp Softened Butter
Orange Powder Colour
Crushed Pisthachios for garnishing

For The Filling:

200grms Mozarella cheese
150grms Cream Cheese

For Sugar Syrup:

1c Sugar
1c Water
2tsp Rose water


For Crust:

1.Defrost the crust for an hour.
2.Now pulse this dough in the grinder.
3.Now add melted butter to this dough and mix well with hand.
4.Now divide this dough into two halves.
5.Now grease a baking pan with softened butter and few pinches of orange color.
6.Spread this color well in the baking pan with the hand.
7.Now spread one half of the dough in the prepared pan.
8.Press it well as a base.

For Filling:

1.Now spread the mozarella cheese all over the prepared base.Press it very well.
2.Now spread the cream cheese over the mozarella cheese.
3.Now spread the other half of the shredded dough over the cheese and press well.
4.Preheat the oven at 200 degree C for 5 mins.
5.Bake the kunafa at 180 degree C for 15 to 20 mins or till the dough is crispy.

For sugar syrup:

1.Boil sugar and water together.
2.once sugar is melted and the syrup is slightly thickened add rose water to this.
3.Off the flame and let the syrup to cool.
4.Now once the kunafa is baked take it out of the oven and pour the half sugar syrup over the hot kunafa.
5.Let it sit for few mins.
6.Now invert the kunafa to another plate and pour the rest sugar syrup over it.
7.Garnish with crushed pisthachios.
8.Let it absorb the syrup for sometimes.
9.Cut into pieces.
10.Enjoy the kunafa!!!!


Hasna Hamza Layin said...

I wanted to try this for so long.... lovely... i jst love this dessert.. shall defenitely try your recipe.. hw did it turn out?

beena stephen said...

Super tempting dish . Love it

fajeeda said...

Thanx Hazna I made this many times in one month itself was so tasty.....

Febina Ku said...

hey this sounds so easy.... looks like the one I have seen at shops... if this cud b made so easily at home I wonder y ppl hop over to shops for ds... I dint know it was ez either.. anyway thanx fajeeda for the recipe.... will surely try... Btw wat is filo dough, is it puff pastry sheets

Priya Suresh said...

Such a beautiful Arabic dish, i always want to make some, have to hunt for the shredded phyllo..

Sherien said...

Hi Fajida,
I always wanted to make never happened ...after seeing your blog gonna try it for sure..

Sangeetha Priya said...

wow super rich dessert, love it!!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and colorful looking kufana. Excellent preparation.

Resna Nishad said...

I always wanted to try this but didn't find the crust in any supermarket (actually I was not aware that it comes as frozen). Next time will check in freezer :). Thank you for the wonderful recipe..

fajeeda said...

thanx a lot all....

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Fajeeda said...

Thanx a lot

ammatul amina said...

Assalamualaikum.would u plz tell me shreded phyllo dough in detail I mean how I wl make it at home.

Shazia ismail said...

What is dis phyllo u gt in india

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