Friday, 19 August 2011

Ramadan Apricot Drink: Qamar Al Din قمر الدين

Qamar Ed-Din is a  thick, sweet apricot drink which is made during Ramadan. Qamar ed-din is apricot paste which is spread in sheets and sundried, and the sheets can be bought in most oriental shops.

Serves 6
1/2 pack of qamar ed-din
3 cups of water
Sugar to taste
Optional Flavourings:
1 tablespoon Orange blossom water
1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Cut into small pieces, put in a pot and pour about 3 cups of hot water on top, bring to boil  then turn of the heat. Allow to soak and dissolve for at least 1 hour. 

 Stir and strain through a sieve, or use a food processor to blend into a thick liquid.

Mix with water and sugar to suit your taste. Add Cinnamon or Orange blossom water if using.

Refrigerate, serve cool or chilled.


  1. Don't you add drops of Mazaher and a pinch of cinnamon!

  2. I've heard of people using orange blossom water, but not cinnamon. I'll definitely try it next time and add it as options to give the drink more flavor.