Kamar Al Din

Kamir Al Din is the most popular Ramadan drink throughout the Middle East (besides Vimto of course). This sweet drink is made of dried apricot sheets that look like a big thick fruit roll up. This fruit is made and brought from Syria. The paste is made from sun dried apricots, glucose and olive oil. Some people like to eat it alone or make various Ramadan desserts with it. You can do a lot with it. For those who live in the West and cannot find these fruit sheets you can look online to order some.

1/4 piece of the roll, cut into small pieces
5 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon orange blossom water
1. In a pitcher add apricot pieces and 1 cup of the water. Allow to soak for at least two hours.
2. Add sugar and orange blossom water into pitcher. Place a hand held mixer into pitcher and blend well. Add remaining water and stir. Place in refrigerator.

9 Responses to Kamar Al Din

  • Sweetheart Diary says:

    Ohh so these apricot sheets are used for this purpose! I never knew I thought it is used as a jam on bread.. poo :(
    I will try this out in Ramadan. Usually we always love Tang or Rooh Afza drink in Ramadan (my family loves Rooh Afza mixed with water but I like it to drink as mixed in milk). Have you ever tried that too?

  • Noor says:

    Shobha I love dried fruits as well. We have a lot here but like you this is the only type I know like this.

    Amna yea you can do a lot with them and its so cheap like sr4 a roll thats $1 everyone :)

  • UmmHafsa says:

    I’m going to check if they sell these abricot sheets in the Turkish supermarket tomorrow insha’Allaah!

  • Fatima SafranaArgana says:

    I saw it in a iraqi store here (netherlands) en i thought dat it was a kind of arabic candy! Never heard that it can be used in all kind of things.

  • Noor says:

    Yea I have a lot of recipes that use it like desserts and things inshAllah I plan to post some up here since everyone really seems to like this stuff :)

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