Cheese Stuffed Kataif (Qatayef)

Written by Asma

May 6, 2021

With Eid around the corner, you may be thinking about what dessert you can prepare without so much sophistication. How about this Cheese Stuffed Kataif (Qatayef) dessert?

Cheese Stuffed Atayef (Kataif)

You can make these qatayef or what can also be spelled as Kataif with mozzarella cheese and water it with syrup and pistachios This recipe is delicious and doesn't require more than a few minutes to prepare
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: middle eastern
Keyword: atayef, cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 289.6kcal


  • 1/2 cup of semolina
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of starch
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of blossom water
  • 3 cups of water and you can also add a little according to the need
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 Cup of mozzarella cheese for stuffing
  • 1 cup of syrup
  • 1 cup of shredded pistachios for garnishing


  • Put the Qatayef ingredients from flour to water in a blender and mix them very well
  • Pour the mixture on a pre-heated non-stick Tefal frying pan to create a large circle
  • Repeat the process with the second cricle, and you can add layers to the qatayef with cheese
  • Let the circles cool; then grease the oven tray with melted butter
  • Place the first Qatayef circles with the holes facing up
  • Spread the mozzarella cheese on the circle, then put the second circle and its holes down
  • Press the second circles by hand to hold it together
  • Brush the face with the melted butter and put the tray in a hot oven to brown for a few minutes
  • Remove the qatayef out from the oven; then pour the syrup over the top
  • Top with the pistachios; then serve and enjoy!


Calories: 289.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 8.6g | Fat: 26.5g | Saturated Fat: 15.1g | Cholesterol: 275mg | Sodium: 150.8mg | Potassium: 104.9mg | Sugar: 0.5g
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