How to make Chebakia - A delicious Middle Eastern sesame seeds cookie.

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), White sesame seeds (सफेद तिल)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chebakia Recipe Card


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.

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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Chebakia Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 cups

  • White sesame seeds ½ cup + to sprinkle

  • Almonds 10-12

  • Fresh yeast ¼ tablespoon

  • Sugar ½ teaspoon

  • Salt a pinch

  • Cinnamon powder ½ teaspoon

  • Star anise ½ teaspoon

  • Baking powder ½ teaspoon

  • Olive oil 1½ tablespoons

  • Oil 1½ tablespoons

  • Vinegar ½ teaspoon

  • Rose essence ½ teaspoon

  • Melted butter 1 tablespoon

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Honey 1 cup

  • saffron strands a few

  • black sesame seeds (kale til) to sprinkle


Step 1

Grind together toasted sesame seeds and almonds into a fine mixture.

Step 2

Heat some water in a microwave for 10 seconds. Remove from heat, add yeast and sugar. Mix well and set aside till the yeast activates.

Step 3

Combine flour, salt, cinnamon powder, star anise powder and baking powder in a bowl and mix well. Add ground mixture and mix well.

Step 4

Add olive oil, vegetable oil, yeast, vinegar, ¼ teaspoon rose essence and butter, mix and knead into a soft and elastic dough.

Step 5

Divide the dough into equal portions, roll them to flatten and cut into strips. Twist them.

Step 6

Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Deep-fry the chebakia till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Heat honey in a non-stick pan.

Step 8

Take saffron in a bowl. Add some water, mix and add to the honey along with the remaining rose essence. Mix well and let it warm a little.

Step 9

Put the chebakia into the honey syrup and let them soak for a while.

Step 10

Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and black sesame seeds on top and serve.