Palestinian Harissa

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by chef hamoudy

sweets from Palestinian kitchen

Top Review by Susie A.

I am of Palestinian decent and made this particular recipe several times. I'm first generation here in the united states and LOVE baking. My mother makes everything from scratch and when I take this dish to their house, I am so proud because it is "almost" better than my moms. Thank you Chef Hamoudy for making my life a little easier. Fantastic Recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. For the preparation of syrup : in a pot on the fire boil water and sugar together and let it boil for 10 minutes and then add the lemon juice and let boil two minutes and put it a side to cool .
  2. 2. For the preparation of harissa , in a bowl mix the butter,semolina and sugar , together until homogeneous .
  3. 3. In another bowl , mix yogurt and baking powder together and leave 10 minutes until yoghurt is double sized.
  4. 4. Add the yogurt mixture and baking powder to the mixture of semolina and mix by hand again until homogeneous components.
  5. 5.brush the bottom and sides of a baking tray with tahini ,spread out the dough over a thickness of not more than a centimeter and a half and level the surface and then divide into squares.
  6. 6.put almonds in the center of squares ,place inside the oven pre- heated to 250 ° C for 30 to 45 minutes until golden brown.
  7. 7.Remove from oven and pour the syrup cut into serving dish
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