Ramadan Mubarak to all my blogging friends of Mena Cooking Club and readers.

In Mena's Cooking Club, this month we are going to discover a delicious cuisine, a culinary treat - Oman. Oman is a country that is beautiful. The Sultanate of Oman is a country in the southwestern part of Asia, on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, it also shares a marine border with Pakistan to the north-east. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea to the south and east, and the Gulf of Oman to the northeast.

The country is a monarchy. The capital of the Sultanate is Muscat.

Omani cuisine deliciously distinctive, it borrows Asian tastes and flavors, incorporates them into typical Omani dishes to make it appealing and appetizing to every palate.

Our host if the month Rafeeda from The Big Sweet Tooth. choose three dishes from the beautiful country Oman, a savory, soup and a dessert. I made the Arabic Dessert of Oman called Chaklama - Omani Baked Coconut Sweet somewhat similar to Coconut Macaroons. Coconuts are a popular feature in Omani desserts. Coconut palms are extensively planted in the Dhofar region. 
 The Dhofar region, around the city of Salalah, lies in Southern Oman, on the eastern border of Yemen.

1 Cup Desiccated Coconut
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla powder
1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 Teaspoon Baking powder
1 Teaspoon Butter

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until a soft dough forms.

Form the coconut dough into small balls, place the coconut balls in a greased baking dish leaving spaces between each ball.

Bake in a 180°C preheated oven for 12 - 15 minutes or until light brown .  Allow to cool and enjoy.

Labels :  Arabic, Desiccated Coconut, Oman, Condensed Milk, Sweets & Desserts, Mena Cooking Club 

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Hey sneha,,, looks soooooo neat and good. Yummy!

  2. love the way your chaklamas have come out... thank you for being a part of the challenge! :)

  3. These Omani baked coconut sweets look delightful Sneha! I could go for one of them now with my tea! Congrats on completing this month's MENA challenge too!

  4. wow ! thats cool.. Is there a process to be part of this MENA club, Sneha ? ;-)

  5. Ramadan Mubarak! These look very yummy! Well done, maa shaa Allah!

  6. Ramadan mubarak! Your sweets look lovely.

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