How to Make Luqaimat - UAE Food Recipes

How to Make Luqaimat – UAE Food Recipes

Luqaimat is a Middle Eastern sweet dish famous in the Emirates. Families serve and eat it during Ramadan and Eid. Luqaimat is one of the easiest dessert recipes to make at home and requires a small number of ingredients. Read on!

Table of Contents


  • One cup of all-purpose flour
  • A half teaspoon of instant yeast
  • A half cup of milk powder
  • Two tablespoons of sugar
  • A half teaspoon of cardamom powder
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 1/3 cup of lukewarm water
  • Oil for deep frying
  • A half cup of date syrup
  • One tablespoon of sesame seeds


  1. Add yeast, all-purpose flour, sugar, milk powder, cardamom, and saffron to the bowl
  2. Mix these ingredients well by slowly adding water to the ingredients
  3. Create a sticky batter and cover it with a muslin cloth
  4. Heat oil and sprinkle it over the batter
  5. Roll the dropped balls using a slotted spoon in oil for proper cooking
  6. Fry till the balls are dark golden brown
  7. Remove the balls from the oil and place them on a kitchen towel
  8. Place the dish in the serving bowl and sprinkle some drops of date syrup
  9. Sprinkle with sesame seeds
  10. Enjoy the warm dessert