Luqaimat – Sweet Crunchy Dumplings

Luqaimat is another traditional sweet dessert that is widely served during the month of Ramadan in the Middle East. Some people call them crunchy sweet dumplings; because they’re sweet and due to frying they are also crunchy. They are usually dipped into sugary water or honey. Luqaimat is the Arabic term for this recipe.


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CuisineSyrian Recipes
Servings3 People


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 1 can cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 cups of water or as needed saffron


  • Sift the flour then add instant yeast, milk powder,
  • buttermilk, water, saffron and mix them all
  • together for 5 minutes. Cover dough for an hour
  • until it ferments well.
  • Prepare deep frying oil to boil and by your
  • fingertips take a little dough and place it in the
  • oil, after its fried remove it and place it on paper
  • tissue to dry.
  • Then place it in a dish, add the syrup, sesame or
  • cinnamon or coconut as needed.
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