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Mawa Kachori

By: Amritha
Region: Others
Dish:Vegetarian - Breakfast/Tiffins/Snacks
Servings: 6
Time to Prepare: 40 MINS


For the dough:

• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
• Pinch of salt
• Water to knead the dough

For the filling:

• 180g khoya/dried whole milk
• 2-3 crushed cardamom pods
• 1 tsp cardamom powder
• 1/4 cup dry fruits, finely crushed (almonds, pistachio, cashews)
• 3/4 cup powdered sugar

For the sugar syrup:

• 100g sugar
• 25 ml water, or as needed
• 2 crushed cardamom pods
• Ghee/oil for deep frying

For garnishing:

• Chopped nuts
• Saffron strands
• Silver varq (edible silver)
• Dried rose petals


For the instant mawa/khoya:

1. Add milk powder, ghee, and milk to a mixing bowl.
2. Whisk well to get lump free mixture.
3. Microwave it on high for 2 minutes.
4. Remove the bowl and stir well.
5. Microwave for two more minutes and mix well again. (You can microwave for 30 seconds more if needed.)
6. Set it aside and let it cool completely.
7. Mawa is ready for use.

For The Dough:

1. Add flour, salt, and ghee to a mixing bowl. Rub mixture gently with fingers.
2. Add water and knead into a smooth dough.
3. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.

For The Filling:

1. Heat mawa/khoya in a pan.
2. Cook it on medium heat until it starts to melt and leave the sides of the pan. (Keep stirring.)
3. Turn off the heat.
4. Add powdered sugar, crushed cardamom, cardamom powder, and chopped dry fruits.
5. Mix everything well to combine.

For The Sugar Syrup:

1. Add sugar, crushed cardamom and water to a pan.
2. Let it boil till it has reached 1 string consistency.
3. Remove from heat and set aside.

For Assembling Kachoris:

1. Divide the dough into 6 equal parts.
2. Take one dough ball and roll it into a disc of about 2-inch diameter using a rolling pin.
4. Place about 1 1/2 tbsp of filling in the center and bring the ends together.
5. Seal tightly and flatten to make discs.
6. Roll gently again to make a 3-4 inch circle.

For Frying:

1. Heat ghee/oil in a pan over medium heat.
2. When the ghee is medium hot, drop the kachoris into the pan.
3. Fry them on medium heat till slightly browned from both the sides.
4. It will take about 8-10 minutes to fry.
5. Remove fried kachoris on an absorbent paper and let them cool completely.

For serving:

1. Heat the sugar syrup once again if that is cold.
2. Drop the cooled kachoris in the warm sugar syrup and let them bathe for 2 minutes.
3. Take them out on a serving plate.
4. Garnish with chopped nuts, rose petals and silver varq.
5. Drizzle some more syrup on kachoris and enjoy.


Rajasthani Mawa Kachori or Mawe ki kachori is a famous Rajasthani dessert which so popular all over the state of Rajasthan. Kachoris, in general, are one of the most addictive snacks and this sweet version is incredible in terms of flavor and texture. Rich dry fruits and mawa(khoya) stuffed crisp deep-fried kachoris are coated in sugar syrup. They taste exquisite. Crunchy, sweet and colorful.

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