Recipe Contributed by Made Easy Community Member : ChandaArshad

Meal type: appetiser
  • 10-20 min
  • 30-60 min
  • 6
Recipe Cusine:

American cuisine

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  • Prepare Custard:
  • Milk 2 & ½ Cups
  • Sugar 1/4 Cup
  • Cottage cheese crumbled 100 gms
  • National custard powder 5 tbs
  • Milk ½ Cup
  • Prepare Sugar Syrup:
  • Water ½ Cup
  • Sugar 1/3 Cup or to taste
  • Rose water 1 tbs
  • Lemon slice 1
  • Prepare Semolina Pancakes:
  • Water lukewarm 1 & ½ Cups
  • Sugar 2 & ½ tbs
  • Instant yeast ½ tbs
  • All-purpose flour sifted 2 Cups
  • Semolina ½ Cup
  • National custard powder 2 tbs
  • Baking powder ½ tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Lukewarm milk ½ Cup
  • Pistachios chopped almonds etc your choice


  • In saucepan, add milk and bring it to boil.
  • Add sugar, cottage cheese, mix well and cook until sugar is dissolved.
  • In custard powder, add milk and whisk well.
  • Gradually add dissolve custard, mix well and cook until custard is thick.
  • Turn off the flame and whisk continuously until cools down.
  • Prepare Sugar Syrup:
  • In saucepan, add water, sugar, rose water, lemon slice, mix well and cook on low flame until sugar dissolves and continue cook until syrup becomes thick & let it cool down.
  • Prepare Semolina Pancakes:
  • In small jug, add lukewarm water, sugar, instant yeast and mix well, cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • In bowl, add all-purpose flour, semolina, custard powder, baking powder, salt and whisk well.
  • Now add yeast mixture and whisk well.
  • Add lukewarm milk and whisk until well combined.
  • Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • In frying pan, pour ¼ cup of prepared batter and cook on low flame and allow to gently cook on one side, without flipping on the other side, until lots of bubbles form around the surface of the pancake. Leave it to cook longer until the surface is no longer wet and the bottom is light golden brown.
  • Cover with kitchen towel until ready to use.
  • Repeat the same for all the pancakes (makes 18-20).
  • With the bubbly side facing up, fill each pancake with prepared custard filling.
  • Fold the pancake in half and pinch the sides firmly with your fingertips to seal and garnish chopped pistachios.
  • Refrigerate until chill.
  • On serving platter, place qatayef pancakes and drizzle prepared sugar syrup & serve!