Khaliat Nahal aka Kahliat al Nahal is a Middle Eastern bread which gets its name due to its bee hive appearance. These honeycomb buns are baked close to each other in a round pan to achieve the pattern. During the fasting period of Ramdan month, these Bee’s Hive buns are served during the “Iftar”, the evening meal in the Muslim communities when they break the day long fast. As these buns are also like pull apart buns, it can be easily served to oneself as well.
Traditionally, while a small piece of plain cream cheese is used as a filling, I have used the chick peas from the Sundal. You can also make a filling made with crumbled paneer. Though I wanted to make the buns with sweet filling, everyone at home prefers savory bread especially when its stuffed.
- This bread can be stuffed with a sweet filling also. You can refer to this coconut rolls for the stuffing.
- You can also use this potato savory stuffing if you do not wish to use chickpeas.
This is off to Aparna’s We Knead to Bake #9