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Baklawa is a traditional sweet dish recipe with wheat flour dough rolled and filled with dried fruit-jaggery-coconut mix. The baklavas are deep fried till golden yellow and then drizzled with honey and served hot.

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Baklawa recipe - How to make Baklawa

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4
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4 ready- made frozen samosa pattis
2 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 1 tablespoon water

For the filling:
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (akhrot)
1/4 cup soaked and chopped dried 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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This recipe was contributed by l_ange2000 on 19 Oct 2003

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