Sweet Kataif/Qatayef Samosas

A sweet samosa with cheese filling and a semolina based dough drenched in a rose fragrant sugar syrup.

Here is the first recipe for Ramadan 2021 and it will definitely be a keeper for many of you. My kids loved it a lot and even though I made a big batch of this samosas, it got over in no time. Since it is bite sized, it looks cute and I am sure most kids will enjoy it.

I feel small bite sized food is more rewarding and so gives a feeling of fullness than a big sized snack, which is perfect during Iftar. But I must warn you that this mini treats are super addictive and you just cannot stop with one. So be ready to make a big batch.


Sweet Kataif Samosas


  • 1 Cup All purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Semolina/ rava
  • 1 Tsp Yeast
  • ½ Tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • A pinch of Salt
  • ¼ Cup Oil
  • ¾ Cup Milk
  • Kiri Cheese Cubes
  • Sugar syrup
  • Powdered pistachios

For the sugar syrup:

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp Rose water


  • In a bowl mix together all the ingredients from flour to milk. Mix well and form it into a dough.
  • Cover and let it rest in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  • Make balls out of the dough and roll it out very thin.
  • Cut it into squares and place it on a samosa mould.
  • Cut the cheese cubes into 4 triangles as shown in the video.
  • Place each triangle pice into the rolled and cut dough and fold. This can be done without a mould as well.
  • Deep fry the samosas on medium low heat until golden brown in color.
  • Drop the fried samosas into sugar syrup and mix.
  • Dip the edges in powdered pistachios and serve.

To make sugar syrup:

  • In a saucepan, mix together sugar and water.
  • Mix together on medium high heat until it dissolves completely.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Take off from the flame and pour lemon juice and rose water.


Mozzarella cubes can be added as filling as well.
You can make it into whatever shapes you like

Recipe from Balkisweet

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