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A recipe to prepare Qatayef in a healthy way

 A recipe to prepare Qatayef in a healthy way

Qatayef is one of Ramadan's oriental sweets, you know how to prepare it at home.

A recipe to prepare Qatayef in a healthy way

Ingredients for preparing Qatayef

  • 1/2 cup water.
  • 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water.

The dough

  • 1 and 1/4 cup warm water.
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar.
  • 1 cup flour or a little less.
  • 1/8 cup fine semolina.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Vegetable oil.

The filling

  • 75 grams of mozzarella cheese after soaking it in water, or any other unsalted white cheese.
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts.
  • 35 gm chopped almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Steps to prepare Qatayef


  1. Add sugar to the water and stir it on the stove until it dissolves.
  2. Add lemon juice, and stirring at intervals over medium heat for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Extinguish the fire, then add a teaspoon of blossom water, then let it cool down.

The dough

  1. Dissolve sugar and yeast in water.
  2. Add semolina, flour, salt, and baking powder, and blend it.
  3. Cover the dough with wrapping paper, in a dry and warm place for 30-60 minutes.

The filling

Chop the cheese, and add cinnamon and sugar to the nuts.


  1. Turning the dough with the dough hook.
  2. Heat half a teaspoon of oil in a nonstick frying pan.
  3. Pour half a cup in it.
  4. Do not stir, and cook over medium heat until bubbles appear.
  5. Repeat for the rest of the amount, and add oil as needed.

  1. Put a spoonful of the filling in the middle.
  2. Fold the pie, then join the edges, until completely closed.
  3. Repeat this to prepare the rest of the pies.
The qatayef can be baked at 180 ° C for 10-15 minutes, after being filled.

Nutritionist's notes

  • The calories in qatayef differ according to the different methods of preparation.
  • Follow the following recommendations to prepare healthy qatayef:
  • Replace the fatty cheese with 5% fat cheese or walnuts.
  • Lightly brush the qatayef with oil and grill them instead of frying them.
  • Do not submerge the qatayef with the syrup, but pour two teaspoons of the syrup on it.
  • Use the baking method instead of frying, because some vegetable oils, such as: corn oil, are harmful to health.

Al-Qatayef and diabetics

  • Qatayef is very high in simple sugars and harmful fats for you.
  • We advise you, as a diabetic patient, to avoid eating it or eating a simple piece of it, which is calculated according to your daily diabetes check.
  • To eat a simple, healthy, and suitable piece, it is preferable to use the grill method.
  • If you are trying to lose weight or have diabetes, avoid adding syrup.

Al-Qatayef and heart patients

  • Replace the cream cheese with 5% fat cheese or walnuts.
  • Add cinnamon to the filling, it helps protect the heart and reduce blood sugar.

Qatayef and pregnant women

  • Qatayef is one of the sweets that you may crave during pregnancy, and there is no harm in eating an adequate and well-adjusted quantity.
  • By eating Katif stuffed with walnuts, you will benefit from the beneficial fats and proteins that the walnuts contain.
  • It is better to roast qatayef than to fry it to reduce the amount of fat that may increase your acidity problems.

Nutritional values ​​per serving

  • Calories 659 kcal
  • Total fat is 51.9 grams
  • Saturated fat 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Sodium 146 mg
  • Total carbohydrates 44.9 grams
  • Dietary fiber 2.3 g
  • Sugars 20.5 gr
  • Protein 7.4 g
  • Vitamin D 0 μg
  • Calcium 57 mg
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Potassium 176 mg