Graybeh recipe

Written by Asma

February 12, 2021

Graybeh recipe is one of the unique and distinctive as well as popular sweets in the Arab world, especially Syria, in the Maghreb and Tunisia it is called Graybeh. And what distinguishes this recipe from other recipes is that it uses filo pastry; it is tender from the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Graybeh Recipe

You will enjoy this recipe as it melts in your mouth, and despite the speed and ease of preparation and the availability of ingredients in every home, it requires accuracy during preparation.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Arab, Tunisian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 20 people


  • 1 Pound of ground into powder, chickpeas
  • 1/2 Pound of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups of corn flour
  • 1/2 Pounds powdered sugar
  • 1 Cup of olive oil
  • 1 Cup of sesame
  • 1 Cup of butter, melted
  • 24 Sheets of filo pastry
  • 1 Cup of finely chopped pistachio


  • Combine the chickpeas with the sesame, the cornflour, the al purpose flour and the sugar; then gradually add in the oil and mix with your hands until you get a dough
  • process the Obtained chickpea dough in a dough kneader machine for about 2 to 3 times so that you can handle the dough later, otherwise you can risk getting it crumbled
  • Melt the butter and add to it a quantity of oil; then put it into a bowl and set it aside
  • Cut each of the filo pastry sheets into four squares each
  • Preheat the oven to a temperature of about 275°F
  • Roll the chickpea dough into a roll to the thickness of a cigarette; then cut into the size of the filo squares
  • Place a roll of chickpea in each filo square after brushing each of the filo sheets very well with butter from the two sides and gently roll; then gently roll and seal the closure with a little of rose water
  • Arrange the graiba fingers in a circular way in an oven tray
  • Place the tray in the preheated oven
  • Meanwhile, prepare the syrup by placing 1 cup of sugar into about 2 cups of water and the juice of half a lemon and let boil for about 10 minutes
  • Once the chickpea graiba are perfectly cooked, remove from the oven and let cool for about 7 minutes
  • Decorate the graiba fingers with the syrup and sprinkle the pistachio on top
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious Chickpeas Graiba fingers
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