Have you ever visited the Tunisian city Kairouan? If you haven’t done that yet, you should know that Tunisia is very well-known of Makroud. 

Eid Makroud

You can make this authentic Tunisian dessert with a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Tunisian
Servings 12 people
Calories 71 kcal


  • Dough ingredients:
  • 1 kg of semolina
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • A small teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 liter oil
  • Water as needed
  • Ingredients for the filling:
  • 250 grams of Dates pitted and mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 3 Tablespoons of Roasted sesame
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Ingredients for the syrup:
  • 4 Cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • The juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • One stick of cinnamon


  • Pour the oil over the semolina and mix with your hands well.
  • Gradually add the water to the dough
  • Knead very well; then let rest
  • Prepare the filling by mixing the mashed dates with the ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and roasted sesame.
  • From the dates in the form of fingers and set them aside
  • Take a piece of dough and shape it lengthwise and dig in the middle.
  • In the middle, we put a finger of dates
  • Roll the dough so that we make the dates completely covered with the dough
  • Roll the stuffed dough and flatten its consistency.
  • Press on it with the Markoud mould
  • Using a knife, remove the excess edges
  • Divide the Markroud from each other; transfer the makroud into hot oil.
  • Drain it from the oil very well.
  • Prepare the syrup by placing the sugar and water on medium heat for half an hour, after which we add the lemon juice
  • Add the cinnamon stick and turn off the heat, so that the syrup is ready.
  • Put the cinnamon stick after frying it in the hot syrup.
  • Drop the makroud and sprinkle it with roasted sesame, and with this, the makroud will be ready.
  • Serve and enjoy your makroud


Sodium: 35mgSugar: 3gFiber: 2gCalories: 71kcalFat: 4gCarbohydrates: 6g
Keyword Dates, Makroud, Seasame
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