Balaleet (sweet vermicelli noodle snack)

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

  • Serves 4-6

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 0
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 0g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 0g
  • salt 0g


  • 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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