ZALABIA

ZALABIA
This authentic Egyptian sweet recipe is from a dear friend of mine. She made this for us when we went to her house for dinner. The taste of this dish was amazing yet it was very easy to make. I took these photographs as soon as I came home since I was sure that they wouldn’t last long in my house :) Here goes the recipe of the zalabias:

INGREDIENTS:
All purpose flour, 1 cup.
Active yeast, ¾ tablespoon.
Sugar, 1 cup.
Oil as needed for deep frying.

PREPARATION:
Take a cup full of warm water and dissolve the yeast in the water. The water should not be too hot or too cold, it should be just warm to touch and let it sit for a few minutes until the yeast rises. Take the flour in a big bowl and pour the yeast mixture into the flour and mix well. Add more water to the mixture and make a smooth batter out of the mixture (the batter should be of the same consistency of a bajji batter). Let it sit for another half an hour to make it rise. Meanwhile, dissolve the sugar in ½ to ¾ cup of water and keep aside. The syrup should be thick. This is sugar syrup for the zalabia. Once the batter has risen enough, heat around 1 to 1-1/2 cups of oil in a pot. Take spoonfuls of the batter and pour it over the hot oil and deep fry the zalabias until they turn into golden-brown color. Remove them from the oil and place them over a plate. Drain the excess oil with a paper towel and dip each one of them into the sugar syrup coating them evenly. Transfer the zalabias into another plate and serve.

27 comments:

Priya said...

Very different dessert Gita...looks too good n delicious...Feel like having it rite now!

Ann said...

Thats a simple yet yummy snack Gita..I had posted a different version of this called foulkas even before...
yours look truly yummy

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very new to me.. looks delicious for sure.

Pooja said...

new to me..Looking delicious and yumm gita...will try it..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Similar one we make with baking soda!! Looks yummy!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Similar one we make with baking soda!! Looks yummy!

Cham said...

Very new recipe, I imagine the taste!

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks yummy and different dear

Poornima Nair said...

Thats an easy snack Gita...looks delicious.

Vibaas said...

never heard of this b4. looks yummy :)

Laavanya said...

My mom makes something similar when we pester her for a snack but she adds in mashed banana but no yeast. This looks simple & awesome.

Priti said...

Yummy...simple and delicious..

Yasmeen said...

I remember tasting these,simple and sweet:)

Chitra said...

this is new to me,looks yumm,i bought yeast yesterday.will sure give a try:)

AnuSriram said...

Thats so simple, and here is a wonderful snack with just few ingredients. Delicious!

Preety said...

never heard of this one..but its so easy to make thats gr8..

Neha said...

Quite a different dish, but really is simple, n must have tasted yum..

DEESHA said...

this is a very new recipe for me. looks very delicious Gita

Vicky Xavier. said...

This Egyptian sweet looks so good dear. Very easy but yummy.
Reg. my pasta recipe: I used sea shell pasta (Conchiglie Pasta). Cooked it a lot and so it is looking BIG.

vidhas said...

Looks very yum Gita. We also make like this by adding sugat to the maida itself.

Ammu said...

Wow! mouth watering dish. quite simple to make. thanks for sharing.

Varsha Vipins said...

This is a simple n grt one Gita..In kerala there is one similar dish,where they make flat discs out of AP flour dough,slice it fry n dipi in sugar syrup..:)..Just yum..:)

Prathibha said...

Thanks Gita for visiting my Blog...Very different to me.....

ARUNA said...

hi Gita.....first visit to ur blog! This dish is new to me....definetely worth a try, my mouth started watering already!

Sujatha said...

hmm, never heard of it! looks yummy and so simple to make!! will try soon..

Ramya said...

Hi Gita,

First time to your blog. Never heard of Zalabia. Looks nice. Have you tried frying it in a aapam pan since the round shape would also be there and less oil would also be needed.

Doli said...

Oh my this is the recipe for goli baje which is so famous in my home town Mangalore :) I love it!