Mahalabia, also known as Mahalabi or Muhellabia , is a Middle Eastern dessert / pudding / custard made with milk, sweetened and flavored with rose or orange blossom water. Delcious and you will love it and takes just 10 minutes from start to finish. So easy and quick. While the dessert is called Muhallebi in Turkey and Iraq, the Egyptian variant is called Mahalabia.

Serves Two 

250 ML Full Cream Milk
50 Grams Sugar
2 Tablespoon Water
1 Tablespoon Level Corn Flour
100 ML Fresh Cream
1 Tablespoon Level Rose Water
Pistachios for garnishing as required

Combine milk and sugar together in a saucepan; bring to a boil, let it boil till sugar dissolves.
Mix water and corn flour together in a bowl until smooth; stir into boiling milk. Cook milk mixture over medium heat until thickened to the consistency of a thick pudding, for 2 -3 minutes, add the rose water and give it a quick stir.. Remove saucepan from heat and add the fresh cream mix it well and keep stirring it till it cools / comes to room temperature or else a scum will form on the top. Pour into into two pudding glasses garnish with silvered pistachios. Refrigerate the pudding to chill. 
Serve this pudding chilled. Yum and delicious. 
Labels: Sweets & Desserts, Pudding, No Bake Desserts, Milk, Corn Flour, Fresh Cream, Middle Eastern, Glass Verrines, Vegetarian, Egypt  
We are sharing Egyptian recipes for this week's Sunday Funday.
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. This does sound like an amazing dessert. Pudding, usually rice, was offered on every dessert buffet served.

  2. That sounds delicious and it's so gorgeous in that glass.

  3. That sounds SO delicious, Sneha. I can't wait to try it.

  4. Mahalabia is a delicious and creamy pudding. Had the opportunity to taste it in Dubai. Simply delish.