How to make Walnut Baklava -

By California Walnuts India.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Walnuts (अखरोट), Phyllo sheets

Cuisine : Turkish

Course : Desserts

Walnut Baklava

Walnut Baklava Recipe Card


Turkish cuisine is largely based on Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Greek, Central Asian, Caucasian, Sephardi Jewish cuisine, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine in turn influenced these as well as other cuisines of  neighbouring countries, including those of Central and Western Europe.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Walnut Baklava Recipe

  • Walnuts California, chopped 350 grams

  • Phyllo sheets 16-20

  • Butter melted 1 cup melt

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Green cardamoms 30-33

  • California walnuts Finely crushed for garnishing

  • Syrup

  • Sugar 1 3/4 cup

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Honey 8 tablespoons


Step 1

Preheat oven at 177ºC. Grease a 9 X 13 baking tin with some butter.

Step 2

Cut the phyllo sheets so they fit in the tin. Cover with a damp cloth to keep them from drying out.

Step 3

Grind together the walnuts, sugar and cardamom seeds to a coarse mixture. Transfer in a bowl and set aside.

Step 4

Place a phyllo sheet in the tin. Brush with butter. Repeat 7 more times until it is 8 sheets thick, each sheet being brushed with butter. Cut the phyllo sheet in 2”X2” inch square.

Step 5

Add a spoonful of the walnut mixture on it, pick up the four sides of the sheet and attach at one place. Place the tin in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Step 6

To make the syrup, heat 300 ml water in a non-stick pan. Add sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and honey, mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 7 minutes or till slightly thick. Discard the cinnamon and set aside to cool.

Step 7

Drizzle the syrup over the baklava, garnish with crushed walnuts and serve.

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