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Balaleet (sweet vermicelli noodle snack)

Recipe from Shaikha Al Ali, a Marketing major student at Zayed University Dubai, and founder of the cookery blog,

  • 4-6


  • 1 pack (200g) of vermicelli noodles
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 2 heaped tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 1 egg plus 1 for omelette


  1. Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Remove from the heat, strain and return to a pan. Quickly add all the ingredients, mix well using a fork, return to medium-low heat and cover for around 15 mins.

  2. Make a round omelette with the second egg. Serve the Balaleet topped with the omelette.

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