One of the oldest traditional desserts in the UAE, khabees is a toasted flour or semolina crumble similar to Indian halwa that can be enjoyed as a sweet option even at breakfast with a strong cup of coffee. Cardamom, saffron and rose water give it a fragrant aroma.
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details|
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To make the khabees, place a medium-sized non-stick pan over a medium-high heat. Add the semolina and toast, for approx. 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Stir constantly to ensure even browning.
In a small pan, combine the water, sugar, butter, oil, saffron, cardamom and ginger. Stir until the butter has melted and begins to brown, approx. 5 minutes.
Add the butter mixture to the semolina and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is dry and crumbly.
Divide the yoghurt between four bowls or glasses and top with the khabees, passion fruit pulp, rose petals and roughly chopped pistachios.