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Tamriya & Mahalbiya


(A traditional Kuwaiti date dessert)

2 tbsp butter
4 cups deseeded dates
1 tbsp ground cardamom
1 tbsp saffron threads
1 cup flour
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tbsp rosewater
• Cook the flour on a dry pan until golden in color.
• Set aside.
• Melt the butter in the pan and add your dates.
• In medium heat, mash the dates with the butter and add the cardamom and saffron.
• Add the roasted flour and mash well.
• Add the milk and mix in.
• Add the rosewater and mix the whole thing together until combined.
• Serve warm.
• Can be store up to a month in the fridge and heated before serving.


9 cups water
1 1/2 cups powdered milk
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 tbsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp mistika or mastic or Arabic gum
1 1/2 cups corn starch dissolved in 1 cup cold water
1/4 cup blossom water

• Combine the 9 cups water, powdered milk, sugar, mistika and cardamom in a deep pot.
• Bring to a boil.
• Add the corn starch dissolved in water and stir the mixture constantly on high heat until thick.
• Remove from the heat after 4 minutes of stirring and add the blossom water.
• Strain the mixture to get rid of any clumps.
• Pour into cups or bowls and cool in the fridge for at least 4 hours


Recipes from Holistic Cure
By Aisha Al Zabin

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