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List by: anika854, created: 08 Apr 2018, updated: 11 Jun 2020 Public: Users can add dishes

Who doesn’t love Arabic food? With dishes from the Middle East, such as hummus, found in groceries stores around the world, as well as kebabs and shawarmas, being beloved dishes globally – it’s about time someone talked about Arabic desserts. These are very different from traditional cakes and chocolates, however, they are just as delicious.

1. Kanafeh

Kadeh, Kadaif, Kunefe (Egyptian) (-Levantine-) (Turkish)

Kanafeh is a Middle Eastern cheese pastry soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup, typical of the regions belonging to the former Ottoman Empire. Kanafeh is a specialty of the Levant and adjoining areas of Egypt and Turkey.

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2. Rice Pudding


The popular pudding is made with long grain rice, milk, sugar, or in Vermont, maple syrup. This may be combined with nutmeg, cinnamon, and/or raisins. The pudding is usually partially cooked on top of the stove in a double boiler, and then "finished" in an oven.

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3. Bastani Sonnati

Saffron Ice Cream (Iranian) (-Middle Eastern-)

Bastani Sonnati (meaning "classical ice cream") (Persian: بستنی سنتی‎‎), or simply Bastani, is a Persian ice cream made from milk, eggs, sugar, rose water, saffron, vanilla, and pistachios. Salep is also sometimes included as an ingredient. Bastani often contains flakes of frozen clotted cream. The milk is stirred until it is flocculated

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4. Halva

halawa, haleweh, halava (Bangladeshi) (Indian) (-Middle Eastern-) (...)

Halva is a sweet dish and a very common traditional dish of many countries such as Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Balkans, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Malta and the Jewish diaspora. This type of halva is slightly gelatinous and made from grain flour, typically semolina (suji- India). The primary ingredients are clarified butter , flour, and sugar. Halva is a festival dish for Muslims. In every Eid they make this …

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5. Maamoul

Ma'amoul, Mamul, Maamul (Jordanian) (Lebanese) (-Middle Eastern-)

Maamoul is an ancient Arab dessert filled pastry or cookie made with dates, pistachios or nuts such as walnuts (occasionally almonds), figs.

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6. Potato Pancake

(European) (-Middle Eastern-)

Potato Pancake is a shallow-fried pancake of grated or ground potato, flour, and egg, often flavored with grated garlic or onion and seasoning.Potato Pancake is a cuisine of many European and Middle Eastern century-old traditions.

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7. Bread Pudding


Bread pudding is a bread-based dessert popular in many countries' cuisines, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Belgium, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Ireland, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Slovakia, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, India (Double ka Meetha), the United Kingdom, and the United States. In other languages, its name is a translation of "bread pudding" or even just "pudding", for example "pudín" or "budín" in Spanish; also in Spanish another name is "migas" (crumbs). In the Philippines, banana bread pudding is popular. In …

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