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Healthy Layali Lubnan Recipe

Healthy Layali Lubnan

Layali Lubnan is a cold semolina infused with rose water and topped with cream and sugar syrup, which means barely any cooking is involved. We've got the recipe of a modernized healthy twist on this classic Lebanese dessert thanks to Spill the Bean coffee shop in Dubai's Jumeirah 3.

Layali Lubnan

Spill the Bean

Healthy Layali Lubnan Recipe


  1. 4 cups cold milk
  1. 1 cups semolina
  1. 1 egg
  1. 1.5 tablespoons rose water
  1. 1 tablespoon honey
  1. 1 cup Greek yogurt
  1. 1 teaspoon rose water
  1. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  1. Orange zest
  1. Finely chopped pistachio nuts
  1. Cashews
  1. Edible rose petals
  1. Toasted almond slices
  1. Toasted coconut
  1. Honey to taste


  1. In a bowl, whisk egg, rosewater and honey until perfectly combined. Set aside for later use.
  2. Bring the milk to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat, and incorporate the semolina, stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Keep stirring on low heat till the mixture thickens and boils for 1 minute.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the egg mixture.
  4. Pour the mixture into a large serving dish of choice, or individual dishes.
  5. Allow the pudding to cool. Refrigerate, covered, for a few hours or overnight.
  6. Mix yogurt with cinnamon, orange zest, cinnamon and rose water.
  7. To serve, top with generous dollops of the yogurt mixture and garnish with pistachios, coconut, rose petals and toasted almonds. Drizzle some honey to taste.
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