Kunafa Recipe | How to make Kunafa | Vermicelli Knafeh

Kunafa Recipe is known as Queen of Arabic dessert. Its most royal and supreme dessert made up of mozzarella cheese and vermicelli, which gives crisp and chrunchy finishing. Kunafa consist of rose and orange blossom scented sugar syrup.

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Its most royal and supreme Arabian dessert made up of mozzarella cheese and vermicelli, which gives crisp,chrunchy finishing and sweet taste.
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Believe me it is not a pizzzaaa!!.. Yes its dessert . One of the sweet, crisp and crunchy dessert, infused with mozzarella cheese. The crunchness comes with broken vermcelli messed in melted butter. Kunafa is known by many different names such as konafa, kanafeh and knafeh.

You will find it similar to cheese cake but wait, its NOT that even! Here you have crisppzz.. This dish is basically from Middle-Eastern/ Mediterranean. Kunafa recipe have all ingredients in one, like you have sweetness, cheese, sourness, chrunchess, buttery and wait! dry fruits too.

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Typically, cheese kunafa is made up of Nabulsi and Akkawi  cheese, these are Arabic cheeses. But the reason why people use mozzzrella cheese is because Nabulsi and Akkawi cheese are quiet salty, so they need to be soaked in water for hours, changing the water every now and then, to get rid of the salt. 

Baking Alert:

  • The cheese in kunafa becomes leathery, once it starts cooling own. To prevent, the cheese must be mixed with something else.
  • So, we can mix another type of soft cheese like ricotta or cottage cheese (paneer). These are soft cheese often mixed with kunafa to prevent it from gettting rubbery.

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Kunafa Recipe

Its most royal and supreme Arabian dessert made up of mozzarella cheese and vermicelli, which gives crisp,chrunchy finishing and sweet taste.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Arabian
Keyword: kanafeh, knafeh, konafa, kunafa
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 Serving
Calories: 794kcal
Author: Sumi

Ingredients

Ingredients to make Delicious Kunafa Recipe:

For filling of kunafa

For Sugar Syrup:

Instructions

How to make Delicious Arabic Sweet Kunafa Recipe (Knafeh):

  • Take Vermicelli in bowl. Broke them with your finger into smaller pieces.
  • Pour melted butter and mix them well with your hands.

Steps for making kunafa filling:

  • Take a separate mixing bowl add milk, cream, sugar and corn starch. Mix them well.
  • Now turn on the flame, take thick bottom pan add and heat the above mixture on low flame, until it gets thicker. Keep on stirring mixture to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
  • Add rose water and mix it, after 2 minutes turn off the flame.
  • Add mozzarella cheese and cottage cheese to above mixture and mix it well.

Steps for making sugar syrup:

  • Take another pan, add water, sugar and cook it until sugar gets dissolved completely.
  • Keep on stirring and cook it until mixture gets thicken.
  • When mixture gets ready add lemon juice in it.

Steps for baking kunafa:

  • Take a baking pan, make the base with half vermicelli mixture prepared above, press
    it to level the dough.
  • Now pour the cheese mixture on this base formed and spread it evenly with spoon.
  • After that, take remaining vermicelli mixture and form another layer above the cheese layer. Its just like sandwich layer.
  • Brush the top layer with melted butter, to make it settle properly.
  • Pre heat the oven, put the dish in the oven at 200 degree for about half an hour.
  • Kunafa is ready when it turns golden and crunchy in the surface.

Garnishing Kunafa:

  • Evenly pour the pre prepared sugar syrup on the top of kunafa layer as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  • Garnish it with pistachio before you serve. Lastly, cut it like pizza or cake and kunafa is ready to eat..

Notes

  • The cheese in kunafa becomes leathery, once it starts cooling own. To prevent, the cheese must be mixed with something else.
  • So, we can mix another type of soft ceese like ricotta or cottage cheese (paneer). These are soft cheese often mixed with kunafa to prevent it from gettting rubbery.
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How to make Delicious Arabic Sweet Kunafa Recipe:

  • Take two an half cup vermicelli in bowl.

vermicelli

  • Broke them with your finger into smaller pieces.

vermicelli broken

  • Pour melted butter.

butter in vermicelli

  • Mix them well with spoon.

Steps for making kunafa filling:

  • Take a separate mixing bowl add milk, cream, sugar and corn starch. Mix them well.

milkmilk sugar

  • Now turn on the flame, take thick bottom pan add and heat the above mixture on low flame, until it gets thicker. Keep on stirring mixture to prevent it from sticking to the pan.

mixture

  • Add 1 tablespoon rose water and mix it, after 2 minutes turn off the flame.

  • Add mozzarella cheese and cottage cheese to above mixture and mix it well.

mozzarellamilk cheese

Steps for making sugar syrup:

  • Take another pan, add water, sugar and cook it until sugar gets dissolved completely.

sugar

  • Keep on stirring and cook it until mixture gets thicken.
  • When mixture gets ready add lemon juice in it.

lemon juice

Stpes for baking kunafa:

  • Take a baking pan, make the base with half vermicelli mixture prepared above, press it to level the dough.

kunafa

  • Now pour the cheese mixture on this base formed and spread it evenly with spoon.

kunafa cheese

  • After that, take remaining vermicelli mixture and form another layer above the cheese layer. Its just like sandwich layer.

kunafa vermicelli

  • Brush the top layer with melted butter, to make it settle properly.

kunafa butter

  • Pre heat the oven, put the dish in the oven at 200 degree for about half an hour.

bake kunafa

  • Kunafa is ready when it turns golden and crunchy in the surface.

Garnishing Kunafa:

  • Evenly pour the pre prepared sugar syrup on the top of kunafa layer as soon as it comes out of the oven.

kunafa sugar syrup

  • Garnish it with pistachio before you serve.

pistachio kunafa

  • Lastly, cut it like pizza or cake and kunafa is ready to eat..

vermicelli kunafa

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