Watch Season 2 - Ramadan Special: Cook With Gulf News Food - Turkish Tatlisi

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Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2



½ cup semolina

200 gms sugar

½ cup water

2 tbsp butter, melted

2 tbsp corn flour

10 gms peanuts

2 strawberries, sliced

2 bananas, sliced

2 kiwis, sliced

2 scoops ice cream (any flavour of your choice)



  1. To a pan, pour a mix of melted butter and water. Slowly add semolina and mix well. Make sure your pan is set on a medium-low flame. 
  2. Add sugar at regular intervals and stir until the consistency thickens.
  3. Next, add two tablespoons of corn flour and mix well.
  4. Continue stirring the mix until it thickens further. Also, add the peanuts. Turn the flame off and transfer the sugared semolina to a plate. 
  5. Flatten the semolina using a spatula. Add two scoops of ice cream to the centre and cover the ice cream by folding the semolina inward. Top with sliced kiwi, banana and strawberries. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy: Sirdanci Mehmet Restaurant, Dubai

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