Umm Ali | Arabic Dessert


Umm Ali also termed ‘Om Ali’ is a delectable Arabic dessert that holds a valuable and cherished place in the hearts of many. This Arabic dessert with its lip smacking flavors has its origins from Egypt. This traditional styled sweet treat has delightful flavors and a rich history that makes it a favorite among desserts. Umm Ali is referred as ‘bread pudding’ of the Middle East. The unique texture and taste sets it apart from its Western counterpart. The soul and heart of this Arabic dessert lies in the luscious and creamy custard. To add an extra charm, Umm Ali is adorned with a variety of nuts. Common choices include almonds and cashews which are crushed partially and added to the dessert. The nuts provide an enjoyable crunchy texture and nutty flavor to the Arabic dessert that providing a distinct Middle Eastern flair. Another traditional additions are the raisins. Of course you can provide your own preference of dry fruits.

These raisins are scattered over the Umm Ali dessert adding fruity bursts of sweetness. After arranging the bread slices and nutty mixture, the dessert is refrigerated to attain the setting, allowing the flavors to blend together. The uniqueness of Umm Ali is that it brings the hearts of people together. The dessert is often cherished for special occasions and functions. Friends and families gather around a huge dish of Umm Ali, each spoonful providing a sense of joy and comfort, and a symphony of flavors. Sharing the dessert is a cherished indulgence. It represents the richness of the culinary heritage of Arab world. The delicate blend of textures and the richness of the custard creates an unforgettable experience that you should not miss. The healthy wholesome dessert keeps on captivating hearts worldwide showcasing the beautiful complexity of Arabic Cuisine. You can explore explore a well detailed Umm Ali recipe here.

Umm Ali | Arabic Dessert

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Arabian
Servings 10 People


  • 8 Slices Bread
  • 500+500 litre Milk
  • 1/4+1/4 Cup Condensed milk
  • 1/4+1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Nuts and raisins
  • 5 g China grass
  • 1/2 Cup Milk powder


  • Crush the nuts.
  • Add some chopped black raisins, also you can mix in your favorite nut mixture.
  • Take a sauce pan and add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup condensed milk and 1/2 cup milk powder.
  • Pour 500 litre milk and mix well. Stir continuously and boil it.
  • Break the bread slices into small pieces and dip it in the milk mixture, then layer it into a pudding tray like shown in the figure.
  • Sprinkle some nut mixture on its top.
  • Repeat the milk dipped bread slices layer.
  • Again put some nut mix on top. Keep it in the refrigerator until the final layer gets ready.
  • Boil the remaining 1/2 litre milk by adding sugar and condensed milk.
  • Melt the soaked China grass in 1/2 cup water. Pour it into the milk through a sieve. Mix well and turn off the flame.
  • Let the milk mixture cool down and pour it over the bread pieces. Garnish it with the remaining nut mixture and refrigerate it for 4-6 hours. It’s delicious and easy to make! Enjoy.


You can visit this link Fruit Parfait. You can also visit this link Homemade Butterscotch Pudding.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Leave a comment
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Recipe Rating

Indian Grocery Online