Valentine's Day Special: Strawberry mahalabia is an effortless dessert made with glazed strawberries and creamy filling.
Mahalabia, also named Muhallebi, is a creamy dessert (pudding) made with sugar, rice flour, mixed with milk, semolina or starch from the Middle East. Traditionally, it is garnished with nuts and rose petals on the top. However, many chefs use different toppings to create their versions. While the dessert is called Mahalabia in Egypt, the Turkey and Iraqi variant is called Muhallebi, the Syrian and Lebanese variant is named Mahalayeh, and the Israeli variant is anointed Malabi.