Friday, 7 March 2014


Khaliat nahal is an arabic word for honey. Actually the origin of honey comb bread is in arabia, and also the shape of the bread is like a honey comb thats why its got this name. Here we are making this shape with chocolate filled small round doughs placing in a circle shape. Here i used chocolate filling but the filling u can change with your own ideas like some fruit flavours, dry fruits, cream cheese or sweetened coconut etc.

For february month we knead to bake group, Aparna declared that her oven had complaint and all members chose their own bread. I chose sweet khaliat nahal from Aparna's blog My diverse kitchen.

Ingredients :

. Warm milk - 1 cup

. Instant yeast - 1 1/2 tsp
. Sugar - 1 tsp
. Flour / maida - 2 1/2 cup
. Sugar - 3 tbsp
. Salt - 1/4 tsp 
. Butter - 40 g melted
. Milk - 2 tbsp

Filling : Chocolate, dry fruits or any of your choice

Method ;

1. Combine 2 cup flour, salt, 1 tsp sugar and butter in a bowl. Mix well.

2. In another bowl combine milk, 3 tbsp sugar and yeast. Keep for 5 minutes.

3. Add this yeast mixture to the butter flour mixture and knead until you have a smooth and elastic dough, which is not sticky. Add as much of the remaining flour as you need to get the right consistency of dough.

4. Shape the dough in to a ball and transfer to a well oiled bowl. Cover and let it rise till double in size.

5. Deflate the dough and cut into 2 halves.

6. With your palm roll out each half a rope about 9" long. Cut each rope into 1" pieces. (Total 18 pieces )

7. Take each piece and flatten a little and place filling of your choice in the centre and pull up the sides and wrap the dough arounds the filling, pinching it closed at the top. Smoothen it into a round ball.

8. Place this in a well greased round baking tin and repeat.

9. Arrange the filled balls in concentric circles.

10. Cover with a towel and let it rise for 30 - 40 minutes. Brush top with milk.

11. Make syrup: Put sugar, water and saffron in a small pan and bring to boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for few minutes until it starts thickening a bit.

12. Take off and add honey and lime juice. Keep aside.

13. Bake the bun at 180 degree for 25 - 30 minutes or until golden on top.

14. When buns comes out of oven pour the syrup all over the top.


  1. delicious... with chocolate filling it looks so tempting.

  2. delicious. the chocolate filling yumm...

  3. Tempting filling....... Kids delight!!

  4. wow wow very perfectly made khaliat nahal :) very addictive bread , with chocolate stuffing they are absolutely yumm :) well done dear :)

  5. Wow!! Perfectly done yummy breads.. Just loved the chocolate filling...

  6. this has been on my to-do for so long... such a lovely looking bread, aa chocolatum koodiyayappo usharayi!!!

  7. Looks so tempting and perfectly done dear :)

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