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Attar القطر(How to make attar) Middle Eastern Simple Syrup

Attar (القطر) (الشيرة) is a Middle Eastern simple syrup; Is used in a wide variety of Middle Eastern desserts. It's sometimes poured or drizzled on the Middle Eastern desserts. Simple syrup is used in Znoud el sit, Basbosa, kunafa, Halawet El Jibn, Lokma, tulumba, and many other desserts. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle East,
Keyword: atttar,, how to make attar,, simple syrup,
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Jeehan


  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup water ( at room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  • This simple syrup requires no stirring, so don’t stir your sugar, but carefully pour your sugar in the middle of the pot, add water and lemon juice.
  • Cook on high heat for 8 minutes only. ( set the timer. Otherwise, it can burn or get too thick) 
  • Remove from the heat immediately, and the syrup will still be runny. However, it will get thicker as it cools down. 
  • After it has cooled, store it in a jar, you can keep simple syrup for up to 6 months.  



Serving: 12g | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 33g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg