Eid Mubarak & 1st Blog Anniversary with Kunafa- Cheese

16:21 Niloufer Riyaz 17 Comments

Eid Mubarak/ Selamat Hari Raya to all fellow muslim Blogger friends. InshaAllah tomorrow we are celebrating Eid. This festival marks the end of the month of Ramadan and the begining of Shawwal. The  air is filled with festive joy here and we are all busy preparing delicacy's for Eid!

The reason Iam posting today amidst all the busy work is that my blog is celebrating it first Anniversary today! Yes on September 9th last year I started to blog. How time has passed by! Its like as if I started blogging yesterday!. Thanks to all my friends n relatives who has been a great support to me. Within the past one year I ve so many friends which is who has been very supportive . Blogging has made me more confident n more imaginative  in my cooking.

So with double celebration I made Kunafa the famous Arabic sweet and sharing with you all the recipe. My family loves Kunafa and we enjoy having them hot from the Sweet shop, and I always wanted to make them at home. Today was the perfect day for making them. Kunafa is made with a special shredded pastry with cheese or nuts filling. Ive used three types of cheese: Fresh Mozerella, Akawi (Arabic Cheese) n Cream Cheese. You can substitute Ricotta for Akawi cheese.If fresh kunafa is not available you can use Frozen one too just thaw to room temp before using It is very delicious when eaten hot.
Sending them to AWED- KSA guest hosted here  event by DK

You need:
Condensed Milk                     1/3cup
Fresh Kunafa                          4cups
Ghee                                       1/2cup
Evaporated Milk                      1/2cup
Corn Flour                               1 1/2tbsp

Mozerella Cheese(shredded)    1/4cup
Akawi/ Ricota Cheese              1/4cup
Cream Cheese                         50gms
Sugar                                       1cup
Water                                       1cup
Rose Water                              1tsp
Ground Pista for Garnish


If you are using Akawi Cheese wash them 3-4 times in water to remove the saltiness from the cheese.
Preheat the oven to 190*C. Greasea medim sized round pan or a small square muffin pan with some oil.

In a small sauce pan mix the cornflour and the milk, cook until thickness stirring continously and then add the condensed milk and all the cheeses. Mix well

In a small sauce pan heat the ghee, pour it over kunafa and mix well. Firmly press half the kunafa in the bottom of the pan, pour the cheese mixture over the kunafa base and then lightly press the rest of the knafa on top.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until its nice and golden.
Trn it out on serving dish and drizzle with sugar syrup and garnish with ground pista.


Boil the sugar and water together for 10 -15 minutes they should be thick n  sticky, mix in the rose water.

Friends since we are having a big holiday I will not be able to blog so See you on 16th of september. Take Care n once again Eid mubarak to all
Send in your entries to AWED n Global kadai hosted here


super recipe..happy blogging & ramzan!!

aipi said...

Eid Mubarak to you n your family dear!!
Congrate on your blog anniversay..wish you many more to come:)
Kunafa cheese is just awesome..very new to me..so cheesy n super tempting :))

US Masala

Happy blog anniversary niloufer and wishing you many many more...And looking at those pics i really felt like having this cheesy dessert, looks so yummy

Eid Mubarak dear. Kunafa cheese looks inviting. well explained.

Rachana said...

Eid mubarak!

Congrats on your blog's first anniversary!

Thanks for sharing this traditional sweet dish. It looks so crispy and yumm!

Satya said...

Eid Mubarak dear to u n ur family ...very hearty congrats to ur blog's 1st birthday ...perfect way to celebrate both the occasions with this wonderful dessert ...


Eid Mubarak! Kunafa sounds fabulous! Really nice! Best wishes!

Urmi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
Eid Mubarak. Heartiest congratulations to you for your blog anniversary. Kunafa cheese looks delicious and mouth watering.

Unknown said...

Congrats Nilu on 1st blog anniversary and wow, what a way to celebrate with this amazing looking dish. Beautiful presentation and very new and interesting recipe. May you have many many more such milestones come your way :)

Eid Mubarak to you too :)

Priya Suresh said...

Wow happy blog anniversary Nilou, keep rocking dear..Eid Mubarak to u and ur family..

Kunafa cheese looks droolworthy and tempting..

Hayley said...

Lovely recipe...and Happy Eid to you and your family!

Akila said...

eid mubarak and happy blog anniversary dear..'

kunafa cheese looks so yummy...

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Hi dear,

Wish U n family Eid Mubarak!!! Happy 1st Blogoversary too...;)

OMG, this sweet is really tempting me! I'm still abit confused on how to make the kunafa. Errmmm...:)

Have a great holiday!

Eid Mubarak to you and your family!
Happy anniversary for your blog!
That a yummy recipe! Kunafa is so crunchy and irresistible :-)

Krishnaveni said...

Happy Ramadan, recipe looks delicioius, congrats on your 1st blog anniversary

lovely I made the same but different and about to post it

Padmajha said...

I'm a little late in wishing u but better late than never rite..:).Wishing u a happy blog anniversary,and wishing u many more years of happy blogging :)