How to make Baklava - SK Khazana -

A traditional sweet from Middle East – it is rich and it is delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Butter (मक्खन ), Filo pastry sheets

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Desserts

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Baklava - SK Khazana

Baklava - SK Khazana Recipe Card

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Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Baklava - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Butter melted 1 cup

  • Filo pastry sheets 5-6

  • Pistachios blanched, peeled and chopped 1 cup + to garnish

  • Walnuts chopped 1 cup + to garnish

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Lemon 1

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180º C.

Step 2

Grease an oven-proof dish with melted butter, place the filo sheet inside, brush it with melted butter.

Step 3

Sprinkle pistachios evenly and drizzle some butter. Place another filo sheet and brush with melted butter over it. Sprinkle walnuts on the filo sheet and drizzle some butter. Place another sheet on top and repeat the process till all the sheets and nuts are used up. Brush butter on the top layer of filo sheet.

Step 4

Cut into diamonds, keep the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Step 5

Heat sugar in a non-stick pan, add 1 cup water and a lemon slice and cook till you make a sugar syrup.

Step 6

Pour the prepared sugar syrup on the baked Baklava and let it rest for 5-7 minutes. Garnish with some pistachios and walnuts.

Step 7

Arrange the pieces on a serving platter and serve.

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