Makhan Bada Recipe

Aarti Sharma
Makhan Bada Recipe
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Makhan Bada Recipe is a traditional festive recipe from Rajasthan. It is made by making maida dough balls which are deep fried and simmered in sugar syrup. They are beautiful golden brown in color having a flaky texture. Makhan Bada Recipe is crispy from the outside and soft from the inside.

Serve Makhan Bada as a dessert to your family after your festive meal of Aloo Gobhi Ki Sabzi, Boondi Raita and Puri.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rajasthani Mithai recipes such as

  1. Hare Chane Ka Halwa Recipe
  2. Ghevar Recipe
  3. Churma Laddoo Recipe

Cuisine: Rajasthani
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

70 M


8 Servings


  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1/6 cup Ghee , for dough
  • Ghee , to deep fry (as required)
  • Baking powder , a pinch
  • 1 tablespoon Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , Yogurt – 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons Pistachios , chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoons Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water

How to make Makhan Bada Recipe

  1. To begin making the Makhan Bada recipe, In a bowl, add maida, ghee, baking powder and mix it with your hands. Now add yogurt and make a dough like poori dough. Don’t add water and leave it for 10-15 minutes.

  2. Heat pan, add sugar, green cardamom powder and water and make one thread sugar syrup.

  3. Now divide the dough in small equal portions (i.e. size of small lemon). Round them, press each ball from the center with the help of finger.

  4. Heat ghee in a kadhai and deep fry the ball until golden brown and crisp. Drain on an absorbent paper.

  5. Soak badas in sugar syrup for 30 minutes. Take them out in a serving plate. Garnish with the chopped pistachios.

  6. Serve Makhan Bada as a dessert to your family after your festive meal of Aloo Gobhi Ki SabziBoondi Raita and Puri.

Makhan Bada Recipe is part of the Festival Recipes Contest