Luqaimat, the sweet dumplings from Qatar

Luqaimat, the sweet dumplings from Qatar

Luqaimat is a Qatari dish which is incredibly easy to make. These bite-sized sweet dumplings are super soft and amazingly delicious as well. Try Luqaimat as a special sweet treat for Eid.


2 cups all purpose flour

¼ cup corn flour

1 tbsp yeast

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1 ½ cups warm water

1 cup sugar

½ cup water

½ tsp lemon juice

Oil to fry


Mix the all purpose flour, yeast, sugar, and salt into soft batter by pouring warm water.

Keep it aside for at least 2 hours for the batter to rise.

Prepare the sugar syrup by boiling water with sugar and lemon juice.

Heat oil in a pan and drop small spoons of batter into the hot oil.

Fry these balls until they are golden on all sides.

Pour the sugar syrup over these dumplings and serve.

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