Umm ali


  • 4 large Croissants (usually cooked puff pastry sheets are used..could not find them)
  • 800 ml Milk
  • 1/2 cup Almonds ,roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 170 grams Sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Cream
  • 1tsp Cinnamon powder
  • Brown sugar to sprinkle on top


  1. Mix almonds,pistachios, raisins and 2tbps sugar in a big bowl. Break the croissants into pieces and add to the bowl with nuts and raisins, mix well and transfer into a oven proof dish.
  2. Add 8 tbsp sugar to the milk and bring to boil.Pour hot milk over the croissants and let it stand for few minutes to soak up the milk.
  3. Add remaining sugar to the cream and pour on top of the milk soaked croissants to form the top layer.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and brown sugar on top.
  5. Baked in a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 20 minutes or till the top browns.
  6. Serve warm or cold.