Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Death Dumplings (Lgaimat)

Kuwaiti Style Fried Dumplings (lgaimat) with Saffron and Cardamom Syrup.
( Photo by Equalizer)

What is it with the excessive sweet holocaust that everyone seems to enjoy in Ramadan, me included. How many times have you spent hours at work without eating or drinking and you come back home to eat a normal meal. Do we excessively eat sweets in Ramadan simply because it is tradition?

I think over hundreds of years, fat house wives concocted the perfect slow death formula to put to sleep their bitter nagging hungry husbands in Ramadan. I might be wrong, it could simply be a way to quickly bolster the energy lost during fasting. Whatever it is, I feel it. I feel my heart screaming out loud in pain as it tries to pump the petroleum-heavy sweet-induced blood. It simply spells CORONARY BYPASS.

One of the famous Kuwaiti Ramadan special is Lgaimat, which is a crispy fried sweet and sour dough dumplings smothered with a saffron and cardamom infused sugar syrup and garnished with fine crushed pistachios.

Other Lgaimat Ideas:

-Banana Toffee Lgaimat: Fried banana dough topped with warm toffee sauce

-Esspresso Lgaimat: Espresso infused fried dough with a side of sweet mascarpone cheese sauce.

-Hazelnut Nutella Lgaimat: Crushed hazelnut fried dough smothered with warm nutella.

-Lgaimat Kenafa: Fresh cream topped with cripsy fried dough and smothered with orange blossom infused syrup

24 Comments:

Blogger ***Diamon*** said...

Please put a warning sign on the side affect that may occur while reading your blog.
Some of the side effect may include: getting even more hungrier while fasting, hullucination may be seeing any round things in you desk draws as (lgaimat) never tried it but that sound really goo to me right now with about 6 more hours before I can break my fast. Hummmmmmmm :)
Nice blog though!

10/11/2005 08:21:00 PM  
Blogger ***Diamon*** said...

Oops I mean "good". telling you man it's the side affects....

10/11/2005 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger Peach said...

I'm not much into sweets nor lgemat particularly But Ba Na Na!! I wob bananas ;D wouldn't mind checking that one out!

10/11/2005 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger Peach said...

ee sij .. mbarak 3alek el shahar .. did I tell u that already? no matter! Mbarak 3alek el shahar again anyway ;)

10/11/2005 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Eq.
I LOVE ELQEAIMAT .. today from 5:30 till 11:00 Pm i ate only 23 ..
il mishkilah i''m counting ;P
you could've shot a better Pic. .
interesting way of witting.

10/12/2005 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

writting *

10/12/2005 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sometimes think that the combinations you mention are a bit too over the top, but I have to say that you won me over with your lgaimat suggestions.

10/12/2005 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger Blossom said...

Are you trying to kill me ?! Oh I'm craving form lgaimat :S

Intersting lgaimat ideas !!!


OMT, I'm expecting you to post something about (Ga6yef/a6ayef) :P and looking for some new yummy suggestions :)

10/12/2005 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

What is it with people and double commenting?! Is that before or after futoor? coz as far as I'm concerned, in both scenarios the brain is taking a nice vacation LOL.

Diamon: Welcome to Equalizer's house of torture! It is the road to salvation hehe. Just don't tell the police about this place, its ILLEGAL.

Peach: 3alaina oo 3alaich! well if it turns out good, let me know, I'm going to try it out today :p

Anonymous: better pic now? I love lgaimat too, but I hate the inconsistency in the recipe at certain homes. What combinations are you talking about?Well I'm glad you like these ones :D

Blossom: LOL....well g6ayef mm interesting, I should do something :D

10/12/2005 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger Mama Fusla said...

I want my Fage3 Kubba DAMNIT!

10/12/2005 03:21:00 PM  
Blogger Rimyoleta said...

loooooooooool..I hate lugemat :P..it's to sweet :D..
I tagged you..check it out

10/12/2005 03:27:00 PM  
Blogger ***Diamon*** said...

Humm so you don't mind if I add your link to my blog just to see how Illegal this is?

10/12/2005 05:57:00 PM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

Mama: LOL incase you haven't noticed there is no fage3 in the market. We are in mid October and it hasn't rained yet, so I hope it doesn't miss the "wasim", otherwise we wont be having fage3 this year. I want fage3 zbeidi the best.

Rimyoleta: yeah I know what you mean, but that is controllable, what you ate was an artery clogger.

Diamon: Sure, only if your blog is illegal too!

10/12/2005 06:22:00 PM  
Blogger ray said...

equalizer :),

you're torturing me.

10/12/2005 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger Jewaira said...

Love the picture. And about the variations, I have always thought that one could make great variations on lgaimat and 9ab el gafsha. So are you an accomplished lgaimatist? :)

10/13/2005 01:12:00 AM  
Blogger Mama Fusla said...

I got frozen fage3 Equal
I must have them or else I will turn into a fag3a, I'm sure that would be akward, Blogging and ALL!

10/13/2005 02:24:00 AM  
Blogger Erzulie said...

Wrap 'em up in a box, pop 'em in an icebox and send 'em over to moi! I need a sugar high. Scrumptious...I'm merely feeding on the guilty memory of gaimat.

10/13/2005 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm anonymous who talked about the Picture not the topping ..
this Picture iS SHAY MAYNOOOON .. please i want to eat the ELGEMAT illii bil PIcture o ili 3aliha il Limon ... PLZZZZZZZZ

10/13/2005 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Mama Fusla said...

Anonymous Who talked about the picture

wouldn't it be easier if you gave yourself a nickname?

Anonymous who talked about the picture (I can't believe you said that) Ramadan Talkin, Foshizzle!

wv: kuntrfu (Kungfu for cunts)

10/13/2005 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

Ray: I'm torturing my self. I'm at Wudan already.

Jewaira: I don't know if I am accomplished yet, I still have to put them to the test :p

Mama: Is it from last year stock? Cuz the supermarket ones taste like cotton.

Erzulie: sure, just gimme ur address :) and its lgaimat not gaimat like some might say :p

Anonymous: Either give me a nick or get an account! LOL Then I can discuss giving you the lgaimat as much as you want :p

Mama: LOL ! Mama Ma Nizzle

10/13/2005 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Stinni said...

They are amazingly similar to struffoli. Here, I found a picture of them so you can see for yourself.

Some people top struffoli with candied cherries (green and red in color), sprinkles (in Boston we call them "jimmies"), and candied oranges.

10/13/2005 04:19:00 PM  
Blogger Peach said...

Hey no one said anything about any cooking getting done ;P I said I'd try it & I will when someone gets nutty enough to makes 'em! Now I got a cooking spark somewhere in me, I know it, but till the day that spark is alight, these sleeves ain't arolling for no dumplins. Banana or otherwise ;P

10/13/2005 08:30:00 PM  
Blogger Mama Fusla said...

Equal
Its quite good, not cottony but sandy though!
wv: ufakic (Shifachich?)

10/14/2005 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Navcity said...

I am feeling so hungry after seeing that mouth watering snap! You should post the recipe up too.

I'm off to Muscat tomorrow to see what eid is like there so lets hope they have lgaimat?

9/16/2007 03:26:00 PM  

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