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LEGAMAAT-Arabic dessert Crunchy sweet dumplings

LEGAMAAT - Arabic dessert.Crunchy sweet dumplings infused with saffron and cardamom. Serve with date syrup

Makes 15 - 20


1 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp corn starch

1 tsp oil

1 tsp dry yeast

1 tsp cardamom

1 tsp saffron

3/4 cup warm water you may need less, so add slowly

oil for frying

Date syrup, honey or sugar syrup and sesame seeds optional for sprinkling on top


  1. Blend ingredients well until you get a combined smooth batter.

  2. Pour in a bowl, cover, and let it double in size in warm place for at least one hour.

  3. In a deep frying pan, add oil and when hot reduce to medium heat.

  4. To test how hot the oil is, take a teaspoon from the batter, and carefully drop it in the oil, if it floats quickly, the oil is too hot.

  5. Dip a spoon in separate oil, then take a heaped teaspoon from batter, push the batter off it using another spoon. Careful while dropping the batter in oil.

  6. When the dumplings are light brown, remove from oil, and place them on kitchen paper.

  7. Pour your favorite syrup on top. The syrup should be at room temperature.

  8. Best served hot!

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