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A rich mixture of walnuts, figs, apricots, dates, honey and cinnamon is filled into rectangular samosa patti strips and sealed with a cornflour paste and deep-fried. Drizzle generously with honey and serve these sticky baklavas hot!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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4 ready-made frozen samosa pattis
2 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 1 tbsp

For The Filling
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (akhrot)
1/4 cup soaked and chopped figs (anjeer)
1/4 cup soaked and chopped apricots (kummani / jardalu)
1/4 cup chopped dates (khajur)
a pinch of cinnamon (dalchini) powder
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp lemon juice

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying
honey for drizzling

  1. Make a thick paste of corn flour and water. Keep aside.
  2. Cut each samosa patti into 3 to get 75 mm. X 62 mm. (3" x 2½") rectangles.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the filling together and divide into 6 equal portions.
  4. Place the filling on one rectangle taking care to leave the sides clean.
  5. Place another piece of samosa patti on top and seal the edges using the corn flour mixture.
  6. Repeat with other rectangles to make 5 more baklavas.
  7. Deep-fry the baklavas in hot oil until golden colour. Drain on absorbent paper
  8. Drizzle with honey and serve hot.

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 on 25 Sep 12 10:21 PM

Simple versian of a middle eastern favorite desert. Many variations to this recipe including the addition of grated apple and cinnamon make it a more authentic and original sweet, great with turkish coffee.