How to make Baklava -

This famous middle eastern dessert can be easily made at home.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : filo pastry sheets, Pistachios (पिस्ते )

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Desserts

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Baklava

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Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Baklava Recipe

  • filo pastry sheets

  • Pistachios finely chopped 15-20

  • Melted butter 1 cup

  • Roasted almonds finely chopped 10-12

  • Walnuts finely chopped 10-12

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Lemon 1

Method

Step 1

Pre heat the oven at 108˚C

Step 2

Trim filo pastry sheets according to the tray.

Step 3

Grease an aluminum tray with butter and place 2-3 pastry sheets on it.

Step 4

Apply butter over the filo pastry and repeat the process till you complete layering 10 sheets.

Step 5

Sprinkle the walnuts over it and drizzle butter. Place 2-3 more filo pastry sheets over it and brush butter on top and repeat till process till you complete layering another 10 sheet.

Step 6

Sprinkle almonds and repeat the same process with pistachios till all the sheets are used up and the tray is full.

Step 7

Cut into diamonds and bake in a preheated oven at 180 for 25 – 30 minutes

Step 8

Heat a deep nonstick pan. Add sugar and 1 cup water and the juice of half a lemon.

Step 9

Stir till sugar dissolves and cook till it thickens.

Step 10

Pour the sugar syrup over the baked filo sheet and let it rest for 5 -7 minutes

Step 11

Serve.

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