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There’s something about Egyptian food that makes it absolutely heavenly. That crunchiness, flavor, or just how the ingredients magically transform any food into something so scrumptious and irresistible. Ramadan cooking is an essential part of the month, hence, these Egyptian delicacies will definitely add a unique touch to your Ramadan iftar.
We’ve always been extremely fond of food as Egyptians, but these yummies are the absolute best. However, it is important to make sure you’re using good quality oil, such as Afia Sunflower oil, to ensure that the food’s crispiness and flavor are not affected. Having your loved ones around you at the Ramadan table while indulging in these Egyptian delicacies will definitely be the highlight of your day.
For the syrup:
- 3 cups of sugar
- 2 cups of water
- 1 squeezed lemon juice
For the batter:
- 25 g Afia Sunflower oil
- 25 g active dry yeast
- 50 g flour
- 10 g sugar
- A dash of salt
- 100 ml of warm water
- 500 g flour
- 50 g cornflour
- Add yeast and sugar to 100 ml warm water in a measuring cup and stir until it dissolves. Sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl and add active yeast to it. Stir well with a wooden spoon until you reach a dough-like consistency.
- Seal well and place in a warm area and allow to rise for 1.5 hours.
- In a pan, preheat Afia Sunflower oil on medium-high temperature.
- Spoon the dough into the oil and allow to cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until each side is a golden brown color.
- 3 tablespoons of Afia Sunflower oil
- 2 cups diced and peeled apples
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup tahini Halawa
- 1/2 cup eshta
- 1 kg qatayef
- 3 cups sharbat
- Add Afia Sunflower oil to a pan over medium heat.
- Place the apple in the pan, add cinnamon and raisins and stir.
- Add one teaspoon of qatayef filling and fold while pressing the two ends together firmly to seal.
- Semi close the other half of qatayef and add them to the tray.
- Brush Afia Sunflower oil over them and insert into the oven until golden brown.
- Combine the halawa and eshta in a bowl and stir.
- Scoop one tablespoon of filling and add to the oven-baked qatayef and drizzle the sharbat over them before serving.
- 2 tablespoons Afia Sunflower oil
- 6 slices of fish fillet
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Add a dash of salt and pepper on to the fish fillet slices, turn over, and season again.
- Add flour and paprika to a bowl and insert fish into the mixture. Turn over and dab well until fully coated.
- Add Afia Sunflower oil to a pan and cook until golden brown and then turn over to cook the other side.
- 1 tablespoon Afia Sunflower oil
- 2 cups cauliflower
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup diced onions
- 1/4 cup diced bell peppers (optional)
- 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup chopped coriander or parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Add cauliflower to hot water for 3-5 minutes until it becomes soft, drain and add to the food processor.
- Combine other ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well.
- Using a teaspoon, scoop the mixture and sculpt it into an oval shape.
- Spread Afia Sunflower oil onto a tray and add the balls to it.
- Leave to cook for 30 mins.
- Afia Sunflower oil
- 1 cup parsley and coriander dill
- 1/2 cup leak
- 1 onion
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 10 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 kg peeled fava beans
- Place fava beans in a large bowl and cover with several inches of water. Leave to soak overnight and then drain.
- Combine soaked fava beans with other herbs and seasoning in a food processor and blend.
- Shape fava bean mixture into balls.
- Fill a large saucepan 1/4 full with Afia Sunflower oil and heat over medium heat.
- Cook fava bean balls in batches until golden brown.
- Afia Sunflower oil
- 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese
- 1 tablespoon of refined flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- A dash of cumin
- 1 cup of bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup milk
- Combine the milk, eggs, salt, pepper, and cumin together in a bowl.
- Sink pieces of cheese in the egg mix and then place it into the bread crumbs until it is completely covered.
- Place the cheese pieces on a tray, and freeze for one hour.
- Add Afia Sunflower oil to a pan and heat until it reaches a medium temperature.
- Insert the cheese into the pan and stir on both sides until it reaches a golden crispy color.
Further reading: Foods That Are Better When Cooked With Afia Oil.