Adhan al-Qadi is a kind of Andalusian sweet, which dates back to the time of the Islamic rule of Andalusia. To this day, this sweet is famous in Tunisia and is called Wathnin al-Qadi, and Libya is also known for it, and it is called al-Dillah. And the call to prayer of the judge may be one of the Andalusian dishes introduced by Andalusians who immigrated to Tunisia after the expulsion decision in 1609 AD. There are many customs of Andalusian origins in Tunisia, and this is not surprising, as Tunisia has embraced the largest number of Andalusians displaced from Andalusia. Adhan al-Qadi or Uzan al-Qadi sweets are made by mixing flour with eggs and oil, then kneading the dough, dividing it into slices, and forming each slice in a cylindrical shape.

So, to conclude, we can say that Ftayer Debla, Oudnin Elkadhi are known for being one of the most popular Tunisian pastries that are made of thin dough and honey syrup. This dessert recipe is served with coffee and tea and is usually made in the holy month of Ramadan. As you taste this pastry, it will melt in your mouth; hence, once you try one, you will crave more.

Ftayer Debla, Oudnini Elkadhi

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Arab, Tunisian
Servings 9 people


For the dough

  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 Cup of water
  • 1/2 Cup of oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 Cup of flour

For the syrup

  • 2 Cups of sugar
  • 1 Cup of water
  • 1 Tablesppoon of honey


For the dough:

  • Combine the eggs with the water, the yeast and the oil.
  • Gradually incorporate the flour until you get smooth dough.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface.
  • Cut the dough into very, very thin strips about 6 cm wide by 20 cm length
  • Fry each strip of dough by wrapping it around a fork as your dough is fried and using the second tool to wrap it around itself.
  • Repeat the same process with the remaining dough

For the syrup

  • Combine the ingredients for the syrup in a small saucepan
  • Let the syrup boil for about 10 to 15 minutes to obtain a thick syrup then pour it over the cooked pastry athan elkathi
  • Sprinkle sesame on top
  • Serve and enjoy your pastry dessert!
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