Emirati Chebab

​ Emirati Chebab 

Chebab is an Emirati pancake made of slightly fermented batter using yeast, which is flavored with cardamom and saffron, usually enjoyed with honey and /cheese. It’s super easy to prepare and makes a great lunch box recipe too! 

Weekend breakfasts are mostly my favorite Chebab’s especially on a Friday morning…gives the whole Jumuah vibe..hehe

We as a family, gather around the table right before the husband goes for Jumuah and we have Chebab for brunch/breakfast for a glass of black tea or coffee, dry fruits and fresh fruits.

Chebab is widely served in most Arabic /Emirati restaurants as a breakfast dish. It is soft and super delicious too! It is a hit among the kids, they keep coming for more, well my Ms. Picky eater does! 😁

Let’s see how Chebab is prepared! 

Ingredients: (makes around 12 Chebabs)

  • 1 cup All purpose Flour 
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • Cardamom powder, a pinch
  • Saffron, a pinch 
  • 1 tsp Yeast
  • Little less than 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 100 ml water (a little bit more depending on the consistency) *
  • 1-2 tbsp Vegetable oil 


  1. In a bowl, pour the milk, egg, sugar , salt, yeast, baking powder, cardamom powder, saffron, and water.
  2. Gradually add in the flour little at a time and combine everything using a whisk.
  3. Cover with a cling wrap and set aside for around 30 minutes to ferment.

  4. On a non stick pan, pour ladlefuls of batter to form pancakes and wait for holes to form on the top and when batter looks slightly done, flip and cook the other side.

  5. Similarly do all of them.
  6. Serve them warm with Honey and Cream Cheese.


The batter should not be thick nor watery, somewhere between that, refer video/ reel for reference.

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