Mamool Safadi by Chef Ali Sayed

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Mamool Safadi by Chef Ali Sayed

Mamool Safadi




Fine semolina- 160gm

All purpose flour: 330gm

Ghee- ¾ cup

Extra virgin olive oil- ¾ cup

Milk powder-1cup

Icing Sugar- ¾ cup

Mahalab powder- 1tsp

Mastic- 4 pieces grounded with 1 tsp of caster sugar

Roasted sesame seeds – 2tsp

Roasted black seeds- 2tsp

Yeast- 2gm

Anise seeds water- 250gm



Date paste:  1kg

Nuts of your choice: 50 gm ( optional)

Anise seed powder:  1 TBSP

Mahalab powder: ¼ tsp

Cinnamon powder: ½ tsp

Rose water: Splash of water

Olive oil: 3 TBSP




  1. In a large bowl, Put the fine semolina, flour, ghee, sesame seeds, black seeds and olive oil. Mix all ingredients well with the tips of your fingers. 
  2. Then add the milk powder, sugar, mahalab and mastic.
  3. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest for 6 hours at room temperature.
  4. Boil the anise seed in water and let it cool down.
  5. Strain the water, keep the water aside.
  6. After 6 hours, take some of the anise water and dissolve the yeast.
  7. Finally add the water to the mixture. Mix it until the dough is formed nicely. (Do not knead the dough) Let it rest for 20 minutes
  8. For the filling, mix all ingredients together and forms it into a round shape like a little ball
  9. Take some dough in the palm of your hand, flatten it along the filing ball to form a triangle. (please refer to the video)
  10. Decorate with a fork by making holes.
  11. Place it on a baking sheet, and bake it in a pre heated oven 200 degrees Celsius for 10 -12 minutes
Arabian Sweet Dish
Chef Ali Sayed

Chef Ali Sayed

Chef Ali Sayed is an Internationally renowned chef, with an experience of 3 decades, He is considered as one of the best chefs across Lebanon and UAE. He is a traveler, food-stylist and food photographer. All combined together with a little crisp of fashion and sport enjoyment in his culinary world that competes against the likes of greatest Michelin Star Chefs.

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