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Traditional Cypriot Machalebi

2 tablespoons of nisiaste
2 glasses of water
Rose cordial syrup
Rose ice-cream


  • Boil 1 ½ glasses of water
  • Dissolve the 2 tablespoons of nisiaste in the rest ½ a glass of cold water
  • Pour the cold dissolved mixture in the hot water and stir continuously over low fire
  • The cooking should be done by stirring continuously, until the cream becomes white (machalebi)
  • Divide the mixture into small shallow plates or small cups
  • After you have chilled the mixture detach it from the plates or the cups and put the little thin “pies” that are created in ice water where they are preserved
  • They are served traditionally with Rose cordial syrup, rosewater cold water and rose ice-cream.



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