Kababs in Blankets

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20-25 blankets

Kababs in Blankets …  hot from the oven and delicious! These are basically kababs wrapped in a thin layer of dough which is then baked. One can even use cooked sausages in place of the kababs for this recipe.

1 1/2 cups
all purpose flour
1 tsp.
4 tbsp.
1/2 tsp.
instant yeast
1/4 tsp.
baking powder
1 tsp
milk and water mixed half and half

Mix the dry ingredients, add the oil. Heat the milk and water slightly and add it gradually to the flour, stirring gently. Once the dough starts to hold together, remove on a floured surface and knead thoroughly until soft and well kneaded.

Form the dough into a ball and apply a little oil with your hands all over it. Put in an airtight container and set aside until the dough rises to double its original size. This should take about half an hour to 40 mins depending on climate and the yeast you're using.

Roll small pieces of dough into thin flat squares and cover the kababs like blankets making sure the part that seals together stays under the kabab, you can snip off the excess with a pair of kitchen scissors to give it a smooth finish...then place on an oiled tray. Let these stay for about another half an hour before baking for a second rise. You can apply some egg yolk on top right before baking them to make the color nicer. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C until golden on top.

Any type of kabab or sausage works fine, although I prefer fried kababs for this type of dish.

HERE'S my fried kabab recipe. 

Enjoy! :)



what do u mean by white flour?? is it normal plain flour or something else?

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Yes, plain/all purpose flour.

This is delicious ...i tried it with sausage it was super fast ...for Ramadan will be amazing ..i will try it again with kabab !
Thanks for sharing dear ..

can u freeze these as well for ramadan?

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Yes you can.

Pls what is the quantity of the milk and water to be used?

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Hi! It’s generally difficult to estimate how much water/milk is needed exactly as different flours absorb differently and different altitudes affect absorption rates. Mix half a cup of milk with half a cup of water. Warm it up, then gradually add and knead the dough. Use as much as it will take to get the dough to a soft and smooth consistency. You may need more water/milk or you may not need to use all. Once you’ve got the hang of it with your particular brand of flour, you will know for sure for next time.

Asalam o alaikum,
Ramdan Mubarak...Can you tell me if I can use Whole wheat flour instead of plain Flour.
or if I should use half of both floor will it give the same result?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, Ramadhan Kareem!! Yes you can use whole wheat flour for a healthier result, although best would be to mix the two flours for softer outcome.

Thanks for your reply...I am going to try this for iftaar .

cn i deep fry it as i dont hv a baking oven with me . thankx

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I would not recommend frying this dough. The results will not be as good as the baked version.

do we have to make the kababs (i mean fry o bake the kababs first)then fold in dough(rol)then bake?pls reply

b blessed sis fauzia n ur fmly.ameen.

As me made ur kababs recipi n it turned our yummy...truely hapy.as ma mom was happy to have them ;)

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Yes the kababs need to be baked or fried BEFORE folding them in the dough then bake. Thanks dear! ;)

salaams fauzia- will it be fine if i use the ready made puff pastry instead of kneading from scratch? and wont the kababs soak when wrapped with the ready made pastry? because of the moisture from the kababs? please let me know my mama fauzia:) thats wat i call u at home :)

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W/Salaam, yes you can use puff pastry. And no they won't soak as the kababs are fried before being used in this recipe.

thanks hbbty!

asalam alykum Fauzia,pse kindly post for us croissants recipe.

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Depends on the size, around 40 approximately.

Pls fix the link to the kebabs recipe it doesnt work.

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Fixed. :)

AISHA HAMID's picture

can u bake wth sufuria

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Yes you can.

Syeda hafsa's picture

Assalam, can you please suggest any dip or sauce to go with the kababs. Thanks

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, please check my dips folder, we normally enjoy these with either tamarind sauce or coconut chutney. Both recipes are in the folder. :)

khairun mohamed's picture

are the kebabs readily cooked or ?

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Great recipe. Around how many blankets would this make?

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Thanks. Have never counted, it depends on the size and length of the kababs. Approximately 30.

Can we freeze them after wrapping them in blankets? Or can we save the remaining dough in fridge for the next time?

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Best to bake them then wrap or pack well and freeze. You can freeze leftover dough.

I tried this and was a hit on my menu along with layerd rice superb :)

But my daughter said they r sleepy kababs and she would like to call them sleeping kababs not kababs in blanket lolz

Turned out amazing:)

I'm happy to joine with you !!!

Hi, for how long are we suppose to bake them? I tried at 180 but no golden color even after 25 min,then I changed temp to 220, Please tell me ,,thank you

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Hi, sounds like an issue with the oven heating, does your oven have separate settings for a top grill? If so then turn it on during the last few minutes for even colouring from the top.

thanks for the reply,yes it has separate for top and that's what I did at the end. But approximately how long should I bake the rolls? I have an electric oven. well they still turned out good but dry,my daughter still loved them.

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About 15-20 minutes or so should be fine. :)

ok thankyou

Assalam aleikum sister, can i use this same dough for date bars?

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W/Salaam, it may not work as well because this is a soft dough and for date bars you need more of a crispier biscuit-type dough.

I would like to ask u a question regarding freezing of kebabs. Should i cook them for 10 mins and then freeze or freeze them directly without pre-baking.
I want to freeze them for future use.
Thank you.

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W/Salaam, please clarify, do you want to prepare JUST the kababs or the entire bun with kabab?