Lgeimat is a favourite dessert during the month of Ramadan and is served daily for Iftar (the meal eaten at sunset to break the day's fast).


  • 3 cups of flour

  • 2 1/4 cups of warm water (depending on the type of flour used)

  • 1/2 cup of sugar

  • 1 teaspoon of instant yeast

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of saffron

  • Frying oil (shallow)


  • 1.

    Add all the ingredients, except for the oil, to a deep pot and mix well to create the dough.

  • 2.

    L eave the dough for 1 hour until it doubles in size (depending on the room temperature).

  • 3.

    Pour the oil in a frying pan on medium heat; make sure the oil does not fill more than half of the depth of the pan.

  • 4.

    Drop bite-sized amounts of dough by hand or with a spoon into the oil and keep on turning them over until they turn golden brown. These are now Lgeimat.

  • 5.

    Put the Lgeimat in a strainer or on drying paper to get rid of the excess oil.

  • 6.

    Place the Lgeimat on a plate, pour molasses on them and decorate them with roasted sesame seeds.

  • Note:

  • 1.

    You can prepare the dough without adding eggs.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 253kj
  • Fat Total 3g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 48g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Sodium 19mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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