Mahalabia Dessert Recipe | Muhallebi

Mahalabia Dessert Recipe | Muhallebi

 

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What is Mahalabia Dessert Recipe | Muhallebi | Muhalabi

Traditional middle eastern style creamy milk pudding Mahalabia Dessert Recipe | Muhallebi |Muhalabi is made using few handy ingredients easily available from your pantry. Moreover it’s eggless, easy and quick to make, and tastes so yummy.

Mahalabia Dessert recipe | Muhallebi | Middle Eastern Milk Pudding is known by many names with different pronunciation such as Muhalabi, Mahlebieh, Muhallebi, Mahalebi or Mohallabieh.

The main ingredients used to make this delicious desserts are milk, sugar, cornflour/rice flour, Rooh afza/Rose sharbat and cream.

What should be infused to make Mahalabia Dessert Recipe?

It’s generally infused with Rose water/ rose syrup or orange blossom water and served with garnish of chopped pistachios. I came across this interesting recipe from here.

It has a slightly jiggly texture and is served cold. Therefore this can be a great summer cooler with different flavors like vanilla, cardamom, chocolate, rose and orange blossom water.

 

 

Mahalabia Dessert Recipe

 

You may would want to try my other dessert recipes like Pretty pink strawberry cheesecake cupcakesRice kheer and fruit sushi rollsYogurt mousse with gulkand and rise petal honey, and Honey semifreddo recipe.

Mahalabia Dessert a very stylish and pretty dessert

Mahalabia Dessert|Muhallebi|Middle Eastern Milk Pudding looks so pretty and sounds very fancy, like you have spent hours churning out this beautiful looking dessert, which otherwise is not.

A perfect Ramadan treat, this recipe is a quick fix dessert when you run out of time or when you have unexpected guests.

For instance, this recipe is quite similar to panacotta but much lighter, similarly it doesn’t use any setting agent gelatin/agar agar. The thickening agent used here in this recipe is cornflour or rice flour.

if you like milk based puddings, you’re sure going to love this one.

So let’s get started.

 

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Mahalabia Dessert Recipe | Middle Eastern Milk Pudding is a traditional style milk pudding. It is very delicious dessert which is very easy to make. It can be a perfect treat for Ramadan or enjoy this during summers to cool yourself.
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Recipe type: Desserts
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • To make milk pudding:
  • Milk ½ liters
  • Sugar 3 tbsp
  • Corn Flour 3 tbsp
  • Rose water 1 tsp
  • To make Rose cream:
  • Fresh Cream 4 tbsp
  • Rose Syrup 4 tbsp
  • To make Rose toppings:
  • Water ¼ cup
  • Corn flour 2 tbsp
  • Rose syrup 2 tsp
  • Chopped pistachios 10
  • Piping bag 1
Instructions
  1. To make milk pudding
  2. Take ½ liter or 500 ml milk.
  3. Mix in cornflour and whisk it properly so that no lumps remain.
  4. Now put on the flame and keep this milk cornflour mixture on stove and stir continuously.
  5. Add sugar and keep the flame on low.
  6. Next mix rose water.
  7. Meanwhile continue to stir the mixture, until the milk is thickened.
  8. Once thickened take it out in a bowl.
  9. Your milk pudding is ready.
  10. To make rose cream
  11. Mix rose syrup with fresh cream in a bowl. In to this mix half of the milk pudding made earlier.
  12. In this way, the pudding will have two parts, one white and another pink.
  13. To make rose pudding
  14. In a bowl take room temperature water and add corn flour to it. Mix in the rose syrup in it and transfer it to the pan. Keep this on stove on medium to low flame.
  15. keep stirring it until it becomes thick.
  16. Remove from the flame and let it cool down.
  17. Now fill it in the piping bag.
  18. Serving Suggetions :
  19. Take a glass and put some chopped pistachios in the bottom.
  20. Now add 2 spoons of pink cream on it.
  21. Put white pudding over pink cream
  22. Now cut the corner of the piping bag and make the desired design for topping.
  23. Decorate it with sliced ​​pistachios and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Notes
Cornflour should always be diluted with cold / room temperature milk or water.

 

 

Process to make Mahalabia Dessert  Recipe

To make milk pudding

Take 1/2 liter or 500 ml milk. Mix in cornflour and whisk it properly so that no lumps remain.

After that put on the flame and keep this milk cornflour mixture on stove and stir continuously.  Add sugar and keep the flame on low.

Next mix rose water. Meanwhile continue to stir the mixture, until the milk is thickened.

Once thickened take it out in a bowl. Your milk pudding is ready.

To make rose cream

Mix rose syrup with fresh cream in a bowl. In to this mix half of the milk pudding made earlier.

 

 

In this way, the pudding will have two parts, one white and another pink.

To make rose pudding

In a bowl take room temperature water and add corn flour to it. Mix in the rose syrup and transfer it to the pan. Keep this on stove on medium to low flame.

keep stirring it until it becomes thick. Remove from the flame and let it cool down.

Now fill it in the piping bag.

 

Serving Suggetions :

Take a glass and put some chopped pistachios in the bottom.

Now add 2 spoons of pink cream on it. Put white pudding over pink cream.

Or

After adding pistachios at the base pour white cream at the base and top it with pink cream.

 

Now cut the corner of the piping bag and make the desired pattern/design for topping.

 

 

Mahalabia Dessert | Muhallebi Recipe [Middle Eastern Milk Pudding]

 

After that decorate it with sliced ​​pistachios and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Remove and serve cold.

 

Mahalabia Dessert Recipe

 

My tip :

Cornflour should always be diluted with cold / room temperature milk or water.

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Mahalabia Dessert Recipe | Muhallebi | Muhalabi

 

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This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Shailender Sharma

    Such a fabulous post. After you present it to your guests on dinner, I don’t think they will be further curious to know what next. It has the tendency of making them fall in love with.

    1. Lata Lala

      True that Shailender. This is simple but an amazing desert.

  2. Priya Srinivasan

    This is one delicious dessert!! i have made it sometimes back, love how you have presented it!! Looks stunning!!! That design is fabulous!!!!

  3. Pavani

    That is a creamy and delicious Middle eastern dessert. Love the way you served it – looks so inviting and tempting.

  4. Seema Sriram

    So creamy and beautiful looking dessert. i am sure I will pass this on to my friends when they are prepping for Eid. They willlove the patterning and teh layering. I am sure I will give it a go as well. Yumm.

    1. Lata Lala

      So nice of you Seema. I am glad that you liked it. Thank you heaps.

  5. Vandana

    This looks so good. I also got to know about this dessert last year only during Ramadan and since then I was thinking of making it at home. Now, you have inspired me to try it. I will refer your recipe when I try.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Vandana. Yes this recipe is alt for Ramadan. Please do try this.

  6. Swati

    Have heard about this simple dessert a lot, but never made it.. looks and sounds so delicious with all the flavours. Shall make it soon.

    1. Lata Lala

      It’s a must try easy recipe Swati. Thank you for stopping by.

  7. Uma Srinivas

    Creamy and interesting dessert. I never heard of this before, but it looks so inviting and delicious.

  8. Anshu

    Oh my! This looks super delish and gorgeous, Lata! A perfect and healthy treat for the sweet lovers

    1. Lata Lala

      Indeed a treat foe sweet lovers Anshu. Thank you.

  9. Sapna

    I remember making it once for the blog and we loved it. It looks so beautiful

  10. Sasmita

    Love this traditional dessert from middle east.
    The clicks are so delicious in look, will make some soon Lata.
    super easy still yum !

  11. Jayashree T.Rao

    This looks super delicious, perfect time to make it with the temperature soaring here. Yummy dessert.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thanks Jayashree it indeed is apt for Summer season.

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