Chebakia recipe

Chebakia is a traditional Moroccan pastry made during Ramadan and other special occasions. It is a sweet and crunchy pastry that is shaped like a flower and coated with honey and sesame seeds. Here is a recipe to make Chebakia:


  • 500g flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp aniseed powder
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 125ml melted butter
  • 125ml orange blossom water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds (for decoration)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, cinnamon powder, aniseed powder, sesame seeds, ginger, turmeric, and yeast.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the vegetable oil, melted butter, orange blossom water, and egg.
  3. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing well until the dough comes together.
  4. Knead the dough for about 10-15 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Divide the dough into small portions and roll each portion into a thin rectangle.
  6. Cut the dough into strips of about 5-6cm width, then cut diagonal lines along the strips to make diamond shapes.
  7. Take each diamond and fold it in half, then twist the folded dough to make a flower shape.
  8. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or a large pot.
  9. Fry the chebakia in batches until they are golden brown and crispy.
  10. Drain the fried chebakia on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  11. In a separate saucepan, heat the honey over low heat until it becomes liquid.
  12. Dip the chebakia in the warm honey, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  13. Place the chebakia on a platter and allow to cool completely before serving.

Enjoy your delicious homemade chebakia!

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