This is one of my favourite stuffed pastries, and so easy to prepare. Make them along with Sfiha and Moaájanat sabanekh (meat stuffed pastries and spinach stuffed pastries). They work as great entries, light evening snacks, for a brunch, or for an afternoon gathering.


  • Arabic dough (check: Sfiha dough)

  • 3 Large potatoes

  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

  • Salt& Black Pepper

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese powder


  • 1.

    Prepare dough and leave to rest till it doubles in size.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, wash& peel potatoes. Cut into large cubes. Place in boiling water and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender.

  • 3.

    Drain potato cubes and mash while hot. Add cheese, chilli powder& black pepper. Add salt to season. Stuffing is ready.

  • 4.

    Cut dough into walnut-size ball, or little larger size. On working surface, flatten a dough ball to form a circle; place a tablespoon stuffing in the middle. Fold edges of the circle over the stuffing to from any shape you like. Place in greased baking tray (preferred aluminium or stainless steel).

  • 5.

    Continue in same method till all stuffing is over.

  • 6.

    Bake in 495F (240C) hot preheated oven, place on high third rack (NOT on middle rack). Bake for about 15minutes or till bottom and top are golden.

  • 7.

    Serve warm with yogurt or salad.

  • 8.

    This makes about 36pieces (according to the size).

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Posted by Report
could you post the recipe of zaatar
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
and you can check out my recipe here:
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
Hi Diya..Sorry I have just saw your comment! For the Zaatar, u just mix Zaatar with olive oil, to make a oaste like consistency, and speard it over the dough, flattened like a small disk, whatever the size u want you can make it of course, then bake it in hot oven, top shlf, same as you would do with any of these pastries.. when it's glden on bottom, take it out and it's ready to eat..
Posted by jackicamReport
Again, your food looks so delicious! Do you mean GRATED parmesan cheese?
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
yes dear .. grated one .. finely grated ..
again, thanks dear :-) .. my friend and i were just having these pastries together in the park today .. her kid loved it, even though it's little spicy .. but of course it's up to u how spicy u wanna make it ..