Qamar al deen is a typical Ramadan drink. Usually the apricot paste is dissolved in hot water and served during iftar and suhoor. It’s a very traditional beverage to serve along with drinking yogurt and a few others.

I’ve noticed that it’s always prepared the same way. I saw this as an opportunity to challenge tradition and take it up a notch!

Pair this qamar al deen (apricot) chai recipe with one of these snacks!

qamar al deen apricot chai
Ramadan Qamar Al Deen (Apricot) Chai Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients
  • 500 ml hot water
  • 20 g qamar al deen (apricot) paste
  • 1 chamomile teabag
  • 1/2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
Preparation

On medium heat, dissolve the qamar al deen (apricot) paste in hot water.

Transfer to a pot and seep the chamomile tea for five minutes.

Add orange juice and honey.

This recipe was published in Gulf News, Better Health, June 2016. Full article here!

For other beverage recipes click here.

Much love,

N

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A Saudi national with Syrian & Palestinian origins. I’ve spent my life continuously moving countries exploring new cultures, new flavors, & new perspectives on life. Here's my story

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