Khaliyyat al-Nahl dough

A great looking baked pastry, made of small dough balls filled with cheese & topped with poppy seeds.


  1. 3 cups flour
  2. 1/2 cup yogurt
  3. 1 teaspoon mahlab
  4. 1 tablespoon yeast
  5. 1/2 cup oil
  6. 2 cups warm water
  7. pinch of salt
  8. 1 egg, whipped
  9. 2 teaspoons caraway, seeds, black known in Arabic as habbet el-barakeh


  1. Combine the flour, mahlab, yeast and salt together. Then add the yogurt and after that the oil and water gradually, while kneading well, until you get a firm and soft dough.

  2. Cover the dough with a nylon bag and leave it in a warm place for 1 hour. It becomes ready when it doubles in size.

  3. Divide the dough into balls the size of a walnut and press them against each other in a baking pan.

  4. Coat the surface of the dough balls with eggs and sprinkle with caraway seeds.

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