The easiest way to prepare Luqmat al qadi (Egypt)
luqmat al-qādi is a meal that is usually consumed during the month of Ramadan. The secret to keeping them crispy is frying them twice until it is golden brown.
You can decide to spice it up by dipping it into honey or Attar syrup.
- 1 tablespoon of yeast
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- Salt to taste
- 3/4 cup of lukewarm Water
- 1 cup of flour
- 2 tablespoon of corn flour
- Groundnut oil
- Pistachios and rosebuds (optional)
Attar syrup ingredient:
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- 5 Cardamom pods
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
How to make luqaimat recipe:
- Add water, yeast, and sugar, mix into a bowl and set it aside for 10 minutes until yeast begins to rise up.
- Add oil, corn starch, flour, and a pinch of salt.
- Mix until everything is incorporated.
- Cover it up and leave it for 30 minutes in a warm place.
Attar syrup directions:
- Add water, sugar, lemon juice, and cardamom pods into a sauce pan.
- Cook over high heat for 4-5 minutes
- Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 6 more minutes.
- Turn the heat off and set it aside to cool.
- Add a large amount of oil into a skillet on medium heat.
- Punch the dough, and then use a teaspoon that is dipped in oil.
- Take a small piece of the dough, form a ball and then add to the oil.
- Fry for some minutes until it is done.
- Fry them once more until they are golden brown, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
- Dip luqmat into cold syrup for better taste