Friday, 21 October 2016


Umm ali is a arabic dessert made with puff pastry or croissants, milk, cream and lots of Dry fruits. It is similar to bread pudding but it is pure veg. It tastes really yummy when it is hot. I used my homemade puff pastry sheets in this recipe. If you find readymade croissants in your place then you can easily make them. The last option is bread. If you can't find puff pastry or croissants you can use bread slices as well.

I hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you.

Ingredients :

Puff pastry sheets : 250 grams (recipe here)
milk : 500 ml
Chopped nuts : 3/4 cup (I used pistachios, cashew nuts and almonds)
raisins : 1/4 cup
Condensed milk : 1/2 cup (recipe here)
Sugar : 1/2 cup or as per your taste
Cardamom powder or cinnamon powder : 1 tea spoon
fresh cream : 250 ml (I used amul fresh cream)
desiccated coconut : 1/2 cup (click here for recipe)

Method :

First bake puff pastry sheets in 200 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until top changes into golden color

Now take milk in a pan add sugar and 1/4 cup of condensed milk boil for 2 to 3 minutes

Now take cream and remaining condensed milk in a bowl mix it well and keep a side.

Now take oven proof baking dish break half of the puff pastry and make layer, then sprinkle some dry fruits and half of the desiccated coconut and pour boiled milk all over the dish

Now make another layer of all remaining ingredients (reserve some nuts for garnishing)

Pour cream and condensed milk mixture all over and bake for 10 to 15 minutes in 180 degrees in preheated oven (preheat oven in 180 degrees for 10 minutes)

Finally sprinkle some dry fruits on top and serve hot.
Bake puff pastry

Take milk in a pan add sugar

Add 1/4 cup of condensed milk

Mix it well

Let it boil for couple of minutes

Add cardamom powder then mix it

Add condensed milk to cream

Mix it well

Now it's time to assemble

Break half of the puff pastries in a baking dish

Spread them evenly

Sprinkle some dry fruits

Sprinkle desiccated coconut

Pour half of the milk all over the dish

Now make another layer of all ingredients

Pour remaining milk

Now spread cream and condensed milk mixture evenly

Now bake it

It's done now


Yummy umm ali is ready!!!!