Delicious Egyptian Qatayef Recipe

Delicious Egyptian Qatayef Recipe

Delicious Egyptian Qatayef Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Egypt
Servings 3


For Qatayef:

  • ½ cup Semolina (suji)
  • cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ cup Sugar 
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Yeast 

For Walnut Filling:

  • 2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 cup Walnuts 
  • cup Sugar 
  • ¼ cup Melted Butter 
  • ½ cup Desiccated Coconut

For Cream Filling:

  • 2 tbsp Melted Butter
  • ½ litre Milk 
  • 3 tbsp Sugar 
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence


  • In a grinder add semolina and grind for 1 minute.
  • Now add flour, sugar, yeast, baking powder, baking soda, water and mix well forming a thick runny mixture. Cover with cling film and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Pour the mixture on a preheated pan and make medium sized pan cakes. Cook each side until golden in color and fully cooked. Set aside.
  • In a bowl add walnuts, sugar, cinnamon powder, desiccated coconut, butter and mix well. Set aside.
  • In a pan heat milk and add butter, corn flour, stir and cook until thick in consistency. Add sugar and vanilla essence and cook until creamy in texture.
  • Let it cool at room temperature and refrigerate for 1 hour. Your cream filling is ready.
  • Take the prepared pancakes and fill them with walnut filling. Fold in half and close the edges with hands.
  • Now deep fry them for a minute. Transfer them into sugar syrup and soak for a minute
  • Now take another qatayef and fold them into half. Fill the cream filling in center and serve
  • Your Egyptian Qatayef is ready.

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