October 29, 2006

Can you guess what this is? (CYGWTI #3) - Kunafa

Kunafa-making at the time of Napoleon. (Source - Description de I'Egypte)

Kunafa is traditionally eaten during Ramadhan in Oman as a special dish during Iftar – the non-fasting hours. It is eaten just plain or with nuts and some of the modern forms are stuffed with banana and other fruits.

Here is my colleague Zahra’s personal Kunafa recipe made at home in a most traditional way.

Kunafa recipe

Fine vermicelli – 3 cups, broken into 1-inch pieces in length
Sweetened condensed milk – 1 cup; alternative to this is powdered sugar and clotted cream
Saffron – a pinch (optional)
Ghee – 3 tablespoon for frying
Nuts – of your choice.

Method: Heat the ghee just hot and fry the vermicelli for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Keep stirring making it colors evenly. Remove from heat and put it in a tray. Immediately pour the cold sweetened milk over the hot vermicelli and stir well. Sprinkle the fried nuts and/or raisins and mold to whatever shapes you like while lukewarm. Super-delicious! Do try it out!

Thank you everyone for participating at CYGWTI #3. We hope you had lots of fun guessing. See you next time



Blogger Krithika said...

Looks delicious ! Love the color. Thanks for sharing


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