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8  Cups Whole wheat flour

550 Gram Evaporated dry milk powder (or 250 grams of mavo aka khoya)

1 kg 350 g castor sugar

1 Cup  Milk approx

7 Eggs  beaten

1 Cup  Pistachio

1 Cup  Blanched almonds  slivered

1/2 Cup  Sultanas (Raisins)

2 tsp powdered cardamoms and nutmeg

Rosewater to taste

1 tsp Salt

1 1/4 Kg Ghee approx


Mix flour, salt, milk and 3-4 tbsp ghee and bind.

Knead and roll into rotlis.

Shallow fry in a little of the measured ghee.

Cool and break into fine pieces, like rough semolina.

Make thin syrup with sugar and a little water.

Cool and add eggs, mavo and broken pieces of fried rotlis.

Add remaining ghee and cook on a low fire, till ghee rises to top.

Remove this ghee if desired. I would!

Cool and add rosewater.

Sprinkle with nuts, sultanas and cardamom and nutmeg mixture, and cherries.

Serve malido warm and garnished with fried almonds/raisins/cashews. Some folks add cherries as well. Enjoy!

The Baj Malido is accompanied with some fruits like Bananas, Apples and Dates. Papri is a unleavened bread that accompanies this.

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Jul 7, 2017, 7:25 pm

You have mentioned 16 tbs for 8 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup milk , pistachios and almonds each and 1/2 cup in your recipe for sultanas.
So how can 16 tbs be for 1cup 1/2 cup and 81/2 cups.?


Jul 7, 2017, 10:20 am

Thank Ketty. It was confusing to have the “tbs” measures in this Malido recipe. I have removed them. Usually when I make Malido, I go by eyesight and taste adding ingredients approx.

Another thing if anyone is making Malido for a prayer ceremony like Jashan, pls do not add any water or rosewater. Only milk.

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Mahrukh Mogrelia

Oct 10, 2018, 10:32 pm

There is no mavo in ingredients but while cooking you have mentioned, so is it evaporated milk you mean.


Oct 10, 2018, 10:28 am

Hi Mahrukh,

Thanks so much for pointing this out. I have added the mavo to the recipe.

Yes, I had not listed mavo but you can use 250 grams of fresh mavo instead of evaporated milk.
I prefer dry evaporated milk powder so the malido does not spoil so eeasily. Mavo tends to spoil if left outside for more than 5 hours.

Best wishes and do share a picture and note when you make it.

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