These sweet, golden treats will take you to heaven! Sprinkle them with walnuts, sesame seeds, and cinnamon if desired.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
15 mins
30 mins
1 hr 5 mins
25 lokma


Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine flour, yeast, orange zest, and salt in a bowl. Add water and orange juice; stir for a couple minutes. Mixture should be easily stirred with a spoon, but not too watery. Add honey and stir some more. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place until dough has doubled in size and the surface has small bubbles, about 30 minutes.

  • Heat 2 inches of oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat.

  • Dip your hand in the dough and use your palm to squeeze out a small portion of dough between your thumb and index finger, like you are making a fist. Grab the dough ball off your hand with a spoon and carefully lower the ball into the hot oil. Repeat this procedure until the surface off the pan is comfortably filled with lokmas.

  • Fry, turning often, until lokma are golden and evenly cooked, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • Drizzle lokma with as much honey as you like. Serve warm.

Editorial Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 9.4g; fat 1.9g; sodium 94.1mg. Full Nutrition