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Local Bites Cafe Emirati Breakfast Recipe: Chebabs Pancakes

Switch Your Pancakes For This Traditional Emirati Breakfast This Weekend

Local Bites Cafe on Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Road serves up a traditional Emirati breakfast of chebabs – a pancake-style dish that goes well with date syrup, cheese or eggs. Here's how to recreate it at home.


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Local Bites Cafe Emirati Breakfast Recipe: Chebabs Pancakes


  1. 1kg No.1 Flour
    ½kg No.2 Flour
    250g Sugar
    1 pinch Salt
    1 pinch Cardamom
    1 pinch Baking Powder
    ½tsp Yeast
    2 Egg
    Few Drops Lemon Yellow Color
    ½tsp Vanilla Essence
    3 tsp heaped NIDO milk powder
    2 tbsp Oil
    1.5 cup Water


  1. Beat the eggs, sugar, Nido powder, oil, cardamom, vanilla essence, salt, yeast, yellow food color.
  2. Gradually add water (½ cup) and beat well for 3 – 4 mins.
  3. Add flour and fold with hands.
  4. Add No.2 flour and beat with hand. Add ¾ cup of water to this.
  5. Cover and leave to rise for 1 hr.
  6. put batter on Chebab/pancake machine and cook till yellow brown.
  7. Top this with date syrup and cream cheese.
  8. Enjoy with fruits and toppings of your choice.
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