Omani Khabeesa

O says Oman ,the beautiful Arab country.As per wikipedia ,Omanis usually eat their main daily meal at midday, while the evening meal is lighter. During Ramadan, dinner is served after the prayers, sometimes as late as 11 pm. However these dinner timings differ according to each family – for instance some families would choose to eat right after maghrib prayers and have dessert after taraweh.

 Halwa is considered as a symbol of Omani hospitality, and is traditionally served with coffee.My dish from the country is simple , rich and delicious Khabeesa.So let’s start the recipe .yum

Country- Oman
Capital- Muscat
Dish- Khabeesa
Source- Here


3/4 cup farina /cream of wheat or fine semolina
4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon rose water
1 pinch saffron threads
Few pistachios , to garnish
coconut flakes,to garnish

Combine all of the ingredients in a pan. Whisk them with a spoon and let it boil.
Reduce heat to the low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve warm topped with a bit of butter , coconut flakes and pistachios.


Serve-6 Cooking time-20 minutes

Best regards,

Sapana Behl

16 comments on “Omani Khabeesa”

  1. That looks delicious!so rich and yummy.

  2. Srivalli says:

    That's a nice tradition followed..the sweet looks differently presented though it resembles our indian version.

  3. Usha says:

    This looks like sooji halwa. Nice presentation and looks yummy!

  4. So similar to the Indian halwa! That bowl looks delicious

  5. Sounds almost like our halwa na, Omani cuisine ressembles very much like ours.

  6. This looks more like a halwa than a porridge…what a beautiful click , it's tempting Sapna.

  7. Omani version of our humble Sooji Halwa!! Love the clicks!

  8. Yummy choice. I too went with the same dish.

  9. wow very tempting and delicious khabeesa preparation sapana 🙂 very quick and interesting dish from Oman 🙂

  10. looks so nice and inviting, loved the presentation

  11. Pavani N says:

    Same pinch on the dish Sapana. Yours looks creamy & delicious.

  12. looks so sinfully delciious

  13. Definitely the dish of the day!Many Khabeesa's today!!! Looks very delicious!

  14. Love your serving bowl and the dish you chose for O…

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