Chebab (Emirati saffron pancakes)

Chebab (Emirati saffron pancakes)

20 mins Prep · 15 mins Cook

This crispy Emirati pancake topped with date syrup or honey is a staple for breakfast or afternoon tea.

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Serves 8
Cuisine Arabic
Diet Family Friendly
Preparation Easy
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 224
Fat 2g
Saturates 1g
Protein 7g
Carbs 46g
Sugars 19g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details


Cooking Instructions

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Combine the flour, sourdough starter, cardamom, saffron, water, sugar and salt in a large bowl.


Place in the fridge overnight.


Remove the bowl from the fridge. Whisk in the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and baking powder.


Place a flat pan over a medium heat. Pour 60ml of the batter onto the pan once hot. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, approx. 2-3 minutes, then flip to cook on the other side. Brush with butter or ghee, if desired. Repeat the process until all the batter has been used.


Serve the Chebab drizzled with date molasses and a dollop of cream cheese.