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Iraqi Coconut Kleicha


For The Outer Dough

  • Flour/ Maida-1 1/2 cups
  • Milk-1/2 cup
  • Butter-1/2 cup melted
  • Salt-a pinch
  • Cardamom Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Instant Yeast-1 tsp
  • Sugar-1/2 tsp

For The Filling

  • Grated Coconut-2/3 cup
  • Sugar-1/3 cup
  • Cardamom Powder-a pinch
  • Curd-1 1/2 tbs
  • Rose Essence-1/2 tsp



  • In a bowl mix together flour, salt, cardamom powder, sugar and yeast.
  • Add melted butter and mix well.
  • Now add milk and mix until it is well incorporated and you get a soft and non sticky dough.
  • Cover with cling wrap and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 175°C.
  • Now mix the coconut, cardamom powder, sugar, curd and rose essence.
  • Roll out the dough into a large thick disc.
  • Cut out small rounds with a cookie cutter.
  • Place some filling in the centre.
  • Fold the circle into a crescent and seal the edges. Use a fork to make some designs along the edge.
  • Place on a baking tray.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight jar.