Mawa bati

Mawa bati is a popular dessert from Madhya Pradesh made from reduced milk. Quite similar to gulab jamnun.


  • 1 cup Mawa/ Khoya, reduced milk
  • 2 tablespoons Milk powder
  • 5 tablespoons Maida
  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour
  • Ghee for frying
  • Dry fruit mixture - Chopped Almonds, Pistachios, Cashewnuts and Raisins
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 pinches Saffron/ kesar, soaked in water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green Cardamom powder


  1. Mix sugar with water. Bring to boil. Make syrup on low flame.
  2. Add kesar, cardamamom powder. Mix well. Keep sugar syrup aside.
  3. Knead mawa thoroughly.
  4. Add maida, corn flour and milk powder.Knead into smooth dough.
  5. Take portion of dough. Roll using palm. Place dry fruit mixture in center and again roll into round ball.
  6. Keep round balls aside.
  7. Heat ghee and deep fry bati on low flame till brown on all sides.
  8. Dip mawa bati in sugar syrup and soak for 15 minutes.
  9. Garnish with sugar syrup and dry fruits. Serve Mawa bati as dessert!
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