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Kataifi Rolls/Kadaif Rolls

Kataifi is a crispy roll coated with lemon-scented sugar syrup. It has a filling of coarsely ground nuts, mixed with cinnamon and clove powders.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 31 mins
Servings 8 rolls


  • 225 gms Kataifi dough
  • 165 gms Nuts (pistachio, almond etc)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
  • a pinch Clove powder
  • 125 gms Butter

For the Sugar Syrup

  • 250 gms Sugar
  • 165 gms Water
  • Peel of 1 lemon
  • 1 Cinnamom stick


For the Sugar Syrup

  • Take the sugar, lemon peel, cinnamon and water in a pan.
  • Cook on medium heat, till the sugar melts.
  • Switch off heat and let cool.
  • You can remove the lemon peel and cinnamon later.

For the Filling

  • Put the nuts, cinnamon powder and clove powder in a grinder.
  • Grind coarsely and keep aside.

For the Rolls

  • Preheat oven at 180 C
  • Melt the butter.
  • Grease the baking tray with butter.
  • Place a parchment paper on the work surface.
  • Place a portion of Kataifi dough on the parchment paper.
  • Spread out evenly.
  • Apply butter on top of the dough.
  • Place a spoonful of the nut mixture.
  • Carefully roll up tightly to form a neat roll.
  • Place on the greased baking tray.
  • Repeat the process.
  • Apply butter over the rolls. Pour the remaining butter all over.
  • Bake the rolls for 1 hour or till the rolls turns crispy and golden brown.
  • Take out from the oven.
  • Immediately pour 3/4 sugar syrup over the hot rolls.
  • Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Pour the remaining syrup, according to your liking.
  • Cover and keep till the entire sugar syrup is absorbed.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts and serve.