Malida Recipe | Food Diaries | Zarnak Sidhwa | Desi Food

Malida Recipe | Food Diaries
Malida Recipe | Food Diaries

Malida is easy to prepare and makes one of the yummiest dishes. Give it a try!

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Malida And Mocha Mud Cake Recipes. This show of Food Diaries with Chef Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 8 March 2021.






Ingredients For Dough:

  • Whole wheat flour 2 cups
  • Clarified butter ½ cup
  • Clarified butter 7 tbsp
  • Semolina 4 tbsp
  • Milk powder 2 tbsp
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Milk ¼ cup
  • Water as required
  • Oil or clarified butter to fry

Other ingredients:

  • Cardamom powder ½ tsp
  • Pistachios, ground ¼ cup
  • Almonds, ground ¼ cup
  • Pumpkin seeds ¼ cup
  • Gum, crushed ½ cup
  • Jaggery 1-¾ cup
  • Cashews and almonds Few
  • Desiccated coconut 2 tbsp



To make the dough balls mix, whole wheat flour, semolina, ghee, milk powder and salt with hands until you have a crumbly mixture. Mix milk and water as required to make a stiff dough. Form small 2 inch dough balls and press inside fist to imbed deep finger marks. (This is Muthia, and this shape of dough helps thorough cooking from inside.)In a wok, deep fry muthia in small batches in ghee on medium flame until crispy golden. Let muthia cool than crumble with hands or in a food processor.
In same wok, deep fry crushed edible gum until it puffs up completely with constant stirring. Add puffed gum to crumbled muthia. Mix well.
Take 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and add cardamom powder, fry the pistachios, almonds, desiccated coconut, melon seeds for few seconds. Add to crumbled muthia. In same pan, heat 4 tbsp ghee and add chopped jaggery and let it melt. Pour melted jaggery over crumbled muthia mixture. Mix thoroughly with a spoon. To serve, heat Malida on slow heat and serve warm garnished with more nuts.


  • Unsalted butter 50g
  • Coffee powder 2 tsp
  • Hot water 2 tsp
  • Coffee 2 tbsp
  • Chocolate chopped 150g
  • Sugar 50g
  • Icing sugar 1 tbsp
  • Egg, separated 1
  • Vanilla essence 1/2 tsp
  • Flour 4 tbsp
  • Golden syrup 4 tbsp
  • Coffee or vanilla ice cream, to serve

Butter four ramekins and sprinkle some coffee powder into each. In a pan, gently melt chocolate with the butter until smooth. Stir in 50g sugar, then take off the heat and cool for a few minutes. Stir in the coffee, egg yolk, vanilla and flour. Beat the egg whites until thickened. Add 1 tbsp sugar and whisk until it forms shiny soft peaks. Take care not to over whisk. Stir about 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate batter to loosen, then carefully fold in the rest of the whites. Spoon into the prepared ramekins, bake at 180 degrees C for 10-12 minutes or until the cakes are just starting to dome in the middle. In a pan, melt the remaining chocolate and golden syrup together with 3 tbsp hot water and whisk until smooth. Turn out the cakes and serve warm in a puddle of the syrup and topped with ice cream.

Malida Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Malida Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Zarnak Sidhwa at Masala TV show Food Diaries. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Zarnak Sidhwa.

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