Sweet Dumplings/ Arabic Sweet Dumplings/ Luqaimat

Sweet Dumplings, crunchy on the outside and perfectly soft inside, is a popular Arabic sweet enjoyed mainly during Ramadan. Also known as Luqaimat or Arabic Dumplings, this is served during Ifthaar in the holy month of Ramadan.  Luqaimat/ Sweet dumplings are served with Dates syrup or honey or maple syrup, and the best thing is that it is quite simple and easy to prepare and requires only simple ingredients.

I became a fan of these Sweet dumplings when I was in Dubai. During Ramadan, all the supermarkets would stock dumpling mix packets and we would relish these. Golden fried dumplings were super easy to make and I missed those after coming to India. Recently, I was trying out some homemade Luqaimat recipes that had milk powder, some with cardamom, but I was not satisfied. The recipe with curd is was what I liked more and after slight adjustments to the recipe, it turned out perfect.

Also, check my other snack recipes like Chicken cutlets, samosas, Chicken Popcorns, Dynamite Prawns, Chicken Tikka, Onion Pakoras, Paneer fingers, calamari fritters, crispy fish fingers, crispy cones, meat rolls, spring rolls, delicious Chicken Momos, Fish cutlets, cheesy croquettes etc. You might also enjoy baked snacks like variety Pizzas, Garlic Bread, sausage dinner rolls, crescent rolls, cinnamon rolls etc. and flavourful Biryani dishes.

The perfect golden balls drizzled with dates syrup and honey- Yum! It is just irresistible! I can’t resist sharing this fantastic recipe with you all, even if it means spoiling your carb-free diet. These sinfully tempting, soft, warm sweet dumplings coated in golden honey or delicious dates syrup are totally worthy for a cheat snack day. Enjoy Arabic Sweet Dumplings with family and friends. Hope you will like this Eid special recipe. May God hear all your prayers and fill your homes with love, joy and peace. Take good care of yourself and your loved ones.

Ingredients for Sweet Dumplings:

Plain Flour/ Maida: 2 cups (250 ml cup)
Sugar: 2 tsp
Yeast: 2 tsp
Salt: ½ tsp
Curd: 1 tbsp
Oil: 1 tsp
Water: approx.1 cup
Oil for frying: as required

Step by Step Method for Sweet Dumpling:

Measure the flour and keep in a wide vessel. Add salt, sugar, yeast, curd and oil to the flour. Mix gently. Pour half of the water (normal temp. ) and mix well with a whisk. Again, add water little by little till you get a thick, heavy batter. (check the video). Cover nicely and keep for half hour to 1 hour, till the batter is fermented nicely.

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Mix the batter well with a spoon. Heat enough oil in a pan for deep frying. Using a spoon or your hands, scoop little batter and put in the oil. The batter will immediately form a ball. Make more balls the same way. (Do not worry about the shape, initially the balls might seem to come with legs and arms) With a slotted spoon fry the dumplings to a golden brown and drain.

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Drizzle Honey or Dates syrup over them, garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy the crispy, warm, Sweet Dumplings!


  • Some recipes include powdered cardamom. You can try for variety taste.
  • Do not bother about the shape. You will become an expert after few trials.
  • The batter should be thick and not free flowing.
  • You can serve it with dates syrup, Honey or maple syrup.
  • The dumplings are plain so it is served with sweet syrup.

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