Luqaimat can be otherwise called as Arabic Doughnuts, is a very famous dessert among Arabs, which is believed to be originated in the Saudi Arabia. It’s a must have Ramadan dish and also served in almost all the cultural festivals here in UAE.

These little balls can be added with different flavors, like a simple sugar syrup drizzle or honey drizzle or a dates syrup or even a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. Once you have a taste of it, you simply can’t resist having a whole bunch.


  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Corn Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp. Oil
  • ½ tsp. Yeast
  • ½ to 1 cup Warm Water or (as required)
  • Oil for Deep Frying
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • ½ tsp. Cardamom Powder
  • Sesame seeds for Decoration


  • Add the flour, corn flour, yeast, salt and sugar altogether in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the warm water little at a time while blending, do not add all together.
  • Mix until you get a smooth batter.
  • Pour in a bowl, cover, and let it double in size in warm place. May take an hour.
  • In a deep frying pan, add oil and when hot reduce to medium heat.
  • To test how hot the oil is, take a teaspoon from the batter, and carefully drop it in the oil, if it floats quickly, the oil is too hot.
  • Dip a spoon in separate oil, then take a heaped teaspoon from batter, push the batter off it using another spoon.
  • Careful while dropping the batter in oil.
  • Move the dumplings around with a spoon, this will make them cook evenly.
  • When the dumplings are light brown, remove from oil, and place them on kitchen paper.
  • Prepare the syrup by adding sugar, water and cardamom powder.
  • Bring it to a boil and slightly reduce.
  • Let it cool and come to room temperature.
  • Top the dumplings with prepared sugar syrup.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds, I just slightly toasted the seeds.
  • Serve and enjoy…..

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Never heard of this recipe, looks so delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

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