How to make Kunefe -

Kadayif or sutarfeni with fresh cheese.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Sutarfeni (सुत्तरफेनी), Cottage cheese

Cuisine : Greek

Course : Desserts


Kunefe Recipe Card


Greek cooking has an incredibly rich and diverse array of foods and beverages that are a result of literally thousands of years of living, cooking, and eating. Each Greek meal is fresh and inviting, and takes you on a journey through Greece's history.
The cooking methods and basic ingredients have changed little over time. Even the names of certain dishes remain the same. Bread, olives and olive oil, and wine have been the backbone of the Greek diet for many centuries, just as they do today.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Kunefe Recipe

  • Sutarfeni 300 grams

  • Cottage cheese

  • Sugar 2 1/2 cups

  • Butter melted 1/2 cup + to grease

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 1 inch thick slabs 4

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon grated peel 1

  • Butter slab 100 grams


Step 1

Heat sugar with two and a half cups of water till the sugar dissolves. Let the mixture come to a boil. Add lemon juice and lemon peel and continue to boil for about five minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Grease a small aluminium tray with one tablespoon of butter. Put some of the kadayif into the tray and press. Keep a slab of paneer and press gently.

Step 3

Put some more kadayif over the top and press gently once again. Keep the tray on the gas burner. Drizzle some melted butter all round and cook over low heat till the underside turns reddish. Turn over and continue to cook till the other side turns red too.

Step 4

Pour sugar water on top and wait till it gets absorbed. Keep a large slab of butter on top and serve immediately.

Step 5

Similarly prepare more Kadayif.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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