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Makroudh مقروط
Makroudh covered in honey
Type Pastry
Place of origin Algeria
Main ingredients Semolina, Dates
Cookbook: Makroudh مقروط  Media: Makroudh مقروط

Makroudh or makroud (Arabic: مقروط‎‎) is a North African sweet pastry that has a diamond shape, the name derives from this characteristic shape. It is mostly popular in Algeria but is also consumed in some cities of Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and even Malta and Turkey.

In Algeria there are many varieties of the Makroudh some of which are pastries that dont share much in common with the traditional Makroudh except the shape.[1][2]

Among Algerian Jews, makroudh is traditionally prepared for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.[3]

For muslims, the Makroudh is very popular during Ramadan.


Makroudh is prepared by filling a dough made with semolina with dates dough usually using the deglet nour variety. The dough is then rolled and cut in diamond-shaped pieces. The pastry is then either fried or oven-baked. The final step involves soaking the Makroudh in a sugar syrup.


makroud ,makrout, mkirat, magroud

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Makrout el louz - Les Joyaux de Sherazade". Les Joyaux de Sherazade (in French). 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2017-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Recette pour ramadan facile / Makrout salé". Les Joyaux de Sherazade (in French). 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2017-06-19. 
  3. ^ Rosh Hashana recipes routed through Africa