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Ruttab rangina (traditional date dessert)

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

  • 4


  • 700 Ruttab dates, stems removed (available at Bateel)
  • 1 ¼ cup ghee
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • Ground cardamom, for garnish
  • Ground cinnamon. for garnish
  • Yoghurt, to serve


  1. In a deep dish, place the ruttab dates in a vertical position.

  2. In a pan, melt the ghee on medium heat, add the flour and keep stirring until it reaches a brownish color.

  3. Spread the toasted flour over the dates. Sprinkle with cardamom and cinnamon, and serve with yoghurt on the side.