Monday, June 4, 2012

Umm ali ( A recipe handed down from my mama) أم علي

this recipe is really delicious. Its easy and when i make it my hubby always asks for seconds and thirds. Its an absoloute winner in our family.

1/2 packet of Filo dough.
1 cup of ghee
1/2 cup of desicated coconut
1/2 cup sultana raisins
1 cup of sugar
2 cups of milk or more if needed
2 cartons of sourcream.

Start by take filo dough and tearing with your hands into medium peices roughy. In a large pan take one teaspoon of ghee and melt on the stove top.. when melted toast the filo dough peices in the pan. Only use one teaspoon of ghee at a time when browning the filo dough peices. Keep repeating until you have used half a packet of filo dough.  Break the filo dough into smaller peices with your hands. It doesnt matter if its messy. set aside. Mix coconut and raisins together with 1 tablspoon of sugar. set aside. In sauce pan heat milk and sugar until dissolved. Now its time to esemble your umm ali. Start by place one layer of broken toasted filo dough, then place the coconut and raisins in the middle then the last layer of filo dough. Pour the hot milk on top until you see its just soaked with slightly some milk floating around. Spread sour cream on top then sprinkle with sugar and bake in the oven at 180 degrees until the top is slightly crusty and golden. Enjoy!!


  1. Yummy that sounds great I will have to try this!

  2. Asalamu alaikum,

    hmm sounds nice wonder what it tastes like?
    Driving with eyes closed come and have a look.

  3. @ Ireminisces
    walaykum asalam. It tastes wonderful you should try it.

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