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delicious el-harsha semolina pancakes

delicious el-harsha semolina pancakes

delicious el-harsha semolina pancakes  recipes for breakfast

delicious el-harsha or semolina pancakes are among the daily pancakes in the Kingdom of Morocco, served in various shapes and with different ingredients, especially for breakfast. here are the details of preparing el-harsha. Enjoy reading!

Ingredients for Semolina Pancakes:
  • 200g fine semolina
  • 8g baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Water
  • Salt to taste

Memethod for preparing Semolina Pancakes:

  1. Mix the oil, semolina, salt, and baking powder well until all the ingredients are combined.
  2. Gradually add water while mixing with your fingers. the mixture should be loose.
  3. Divide the dough into three equal parts.
  4. Shape each part into a ball and roll it in semolina.
  5. Flatten the balls and place them in a hot heavy pan over low heat.
  6. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Serve Al-Harsha with olive oil and jam.

Al-Harsha with Olives and Cheese

Ingredients for Al-Harsha with Cheese and Olives:

  • ½ kg fine wheat semolina
  • 3 tablespoons sliced olives (black or any preferred color)
  • 2 tablespoons small cubes of cheese (any preferred type)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 14g baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon yeast
  • 1 tablespoon dried and ground thyme (rub between your palms)
  • Sufficient water to mix the ingredients

Method for Al-Harsha with Cheese and Olives:

  1. Sift the semolina with the baking powder, then add the oil, sugar, yeast, and salt.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well must the oil is evenly distributed.
  3. Add regular water and mix well with your fingertips, without kneading, to obtain a somewhat loose dough.
  4. Let it rest for about five minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into equal-sized pieces.
  6. Slightly flatten each piece and place a little olives, cheese, and thyme in the center.
  7. Gather the sides of the dough to cover the filling, then flatten it slightly into a circular shape. You can use a metal frame to achieve a consistent and beautiful shape.
  8. Place the olive and cheese semolina pancakes in a preheated heavy pan over low heat.
  9. Flip to the other side until well-cooked and browned.
  10. Serve the hot stuffed Al-Harsha.

harcha in the Oven

Ingredients for Oven-Baked Semolina Pancakes:

  • 400g fine wheat semolina
  • 125ml vegetable oil (equivalent to a tea cup)
  • 8g vanilla sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam
  • 16g baking powder
  • 1 small cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 400ml milk

Method for Oven-Baked Semolina Pancakes:

  1. Sift the semolina and add the oil.
  2. Mix well until the oil is absorbed by the semolina grains.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the eggs with the vanilla sugar, sugar, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Add approximately 400ml of milk, equivalent to two small cups, and whisk manually.
  5. Add the semolina and oil mixture, then mix well.
  6. Finally, add the baking powder and mix thoroughly. The mixture should be somewhat liquid.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or medium heat for gas ovens.
  8. Pour the mixture into a 30cm diameter mold lined with buttered parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  9. Place the mold in the oven for about half an hour until it turns golden and cooks completely.
  10. Place the semolina pancakes on a serving plate, then brush them with jam or honey and garnish with sesame seeds, coconut flakes, or any type of nuts available at home.

al harsha with Milk

Ingredients for Milk Semolina Pancakes:

  • 2 cups fine semolina (about 200g)
  • Ingredients for Milk Semolina Pancakes:
  • 2 cups fine semolina (about 200g)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Method for Milk Semolina Pancakes:

  1.  combine the semolina with the sugar and baking powder, then add the salt. in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Add melted butter, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients then add the milk.
  3. Let the batter rest for about 15 minutes to allow the semolina to absorb the liquid.
  4. Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease it with vegetable oil.
  5.  Pour a ladleful of the batter onto the hot pan to form a pancake of your desired size.
  6.  Cook the pancake for a few minutes until bubbles start to form on the surface.
  7.  Flip the pancake and cook for another few minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  8.  Remove the cooked pancake from the pan and keep it warm.
  9.  Serve the milk semolina pancakes warm with your choice of toppings, such as honey, syrup, or fresh fruits.
  10. Enjoy your delicious milk semolina pancakes!

Orange Juice Harsha

Ingredients for preparing Orange Juice Harsha:

  •  500 grams of semolina flour
  •  120 milliliters of vegetable oil
  •  120 milliliters of orange juice
  •  1 vanilla-flavored yogurt cup
  • Salt to taste
  •  1 egg
  •  14 grams of baking powder
  •  80 grams of granulated sugar
  •  7 grams of vanilla sugar

Instructions for preparing Orange Juice Harsha:

  1.  Place all the ingredients except for the semolina flour and baking powder in a bowl and mix well.
  2.  Gradually add the baking powder and fine semolina flour, and mix well using your hands.
  3. Shape the mixture into small balls and roll them in the semolina flour.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and arrange the balls on it.
  5.  Place the tray in the oven and bake at a high temperature until the Harsha cracks from the top.
  6.  Lower the temperature and continue baking until the Harsha is cooked and turns yellow.
  7.  Alternatively, you can cook the Harsha in a frying pan with orange juice.

In both cases, you will enjoy the distinct taste of orange juice in the Orange Juice Harsha.

Corn Flour Pancakes


  •  500 grams of corn flour (healthy corn flour used in many delicious recipes)
  •  1 cup of milk
  •  2 tablespoons of sugar
  •  14 grams of baking powder
  •  1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  •  1 tablespoon of flax seeds (optional)
  •  1 tablespoon of black seed (optional)
  •  1/2 small cup of olive oil or butter
  •  salt to taste


  1.  Mix the corn flour with butter or oil and the seeds thoroughly.
  2.  mix well then add the sugar and baking powder.
  3.  Add the milk or regular water (milk is preferred for a successful recipe) until you get a loose mixture that can be mixed with your fingers without kneading.
  4.  Divide the dough into equal portions and place a circular mold on a heated heavy skillet over medium heat.
  5.  Shape the dough into equal-sized discs using the mold and a spoon, or simply use your hands to achieve a neat shape.
  6.  Cook the discs on both sides until they turn golden brown, taking care as they are fragile and break easily.
  7.  You can also bake corn flour Harsha in the oven by forming small balls of dough and arranging them on a baking sheet, then baking them using the same method as the Orange Juice Harsha.
I hope you enjoy delicious el-harsha semolina pancakes recipes!

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