Luquimat is a Traditional Arabic Sweet famous in Dubai, UAE and other GCC countries. The first time I had this dessert was at Global village Dubai a few years ago. There weren’t many places in Dubai where Luqaimat was available so the only time I could have Luquimat was at Global village. Last year when the food trucks started in Dubai I came across this small place “My Karak” where they sold Luqaimat. My husband and I frequented “The Last Exit” to have Luqaimat on many evenings. Unfortunately two months ago the chef at My Karak went on leave. I started to search for other places where Luquimat was available. After an extensive search, I could barely find a handful places where they made Luquimat and most of the time they were out of stock. Not only was I frustrated that I couldn’t find Luquimat when I needed it, I also had a guilty feeling of having Luquimat without my daughter as we always visited “The Last Exit” late at night when my daughter was already asleep.

So, I had enough motivation to explore a new dish and this is how I created my Luqaimat recipe.


 Total Time: 25mintes
 Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
 Serve: make: 20


  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1  tablespoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ½ teaspoon saffron
  • 2 teaspoon milk
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • Oil for frying I used sunflower


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients including all-purpose flour, corn flour, cardamom powder and baking powder in a big bowl.
  2. Add sugar and Yeast in warm water for 5 minutes.
  3. Add saffron to milk for flavor and color.
  4. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and mix well until you get a combined smooth batter.
  5. Pour in a bowl, cover, and let it double in size in warm place. It may take upto an hour.
  6. Make tiny balls out of the dough and deep fry in oil.
  7. When the dumplings are light brown, remove from oil and place it on kitchen paper.
  8. Serve hot with date syrup or Nutella or honey as per your likes and choice and sprinkle some sesame seeds.