Luqaimat is a Traditional Arabic Sweet famous in GCC. The Emiratis usually enjoy the snack during Ramadan and other festive occasions. They are soft and airy on the inside and has a good crunch on the outside. These Crunchy Sweet Dumplings are mostly served with a dash of dates syrup and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Luqaimat is very easy to prepare, takes minimal ingredients, yet tastes absolute awesome. If you ever happen to visit an Arabic traditional souq, you are sure to find the Arabs making Luqaimat on a large scale in big skillets. The swiftness and spontaneity at which these skilled Arabi’s pluck out the dough and fry them in hot boiling oil, is a treat to visualize. These Arabs cook with ease and by practice it gets easier. It’s a grace to watch them prepare the traditional delicacy. The dumplings are small in size and you can take it whole in your mouth.
These Crunchy Sweet Dumplings serve the purpose of both a snack as well as a dessert. Traditionally these dumplings are served warm and you can also add honey instead of dates syrup. In Dubai these dumplings are mostly served with dates syrup. A vital point you have to keep in mind, serve Luqaimat fresh. These dumplings tend to lose its crunch fast in the next few hours. The smaller the size, the better it tastes. A two inch high and two inch wide Luqaimats are perfect. If your Crunchy Sweet Dumplings do not get the round shape, do not get discouraged. In course of time you can perfect the sweet delicacy. You can explore a well detailed step by step recipe of Luqaimat here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy the mouth melting snacks at home with a dash of your favorite sweet syrup.