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Easy & Delicious Sweet Paal Cake Recipe

Dive into the world of delightful desserts with our Easy Paal Cake Recipe! This traditional Indian sweet, also known as milk cake, is a perfect treat for any occasion. Made with simple ingredients like milk powder, all-purpose flour, and cardamom, this recipe is both easy to prepare and irresistibly delicious. The addition of saffron-infused sugar syrup adds a touch of elegance and a burst of flavor to this classic dessert. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced cook, this recipe is sure to impress your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Join us in this culinary adventure and discover how to make this quick and easy dessert that's perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.


  • 1 cup milk powder

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour (maida)

  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • A pinch of salt

  • 2 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)

  • ½ cup + 3 tbsp warm milk, approximately, for kneading

  • Oil, for frying

For the sugar syrup:

  • 1½ cups sugar

  • 2 cardamom pods

  • A pinch of saffron (optional)

  • 1½ cups water


  1. Mix 1 cup milk powder, 1½ cups flour, ¼ tsp cardamom, ½ tsp baking powder, and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.

  2. Add 2 tbsp ghee and mix to form a crumbly texture.

  3. Gradually add ½ cup + 3 tbsp warm milk, kneading into a smooth, soft dough.

  4. Roll out the dough to a moderate thickness and cut into rectangles.

  5. Heat oil in a deep frying pan to a medium-hot temperature. Carefully place the dough pieces into the oil and fry them over medium-low heat, turning occasionally, until they turn golden brown. Take your time during this process to ensure even cooking

  6. For the syrup, combine 1½ cups sugar, 2 cardamom pods, and 1½ cups water in a saucepan. Add a pinch of saffron if desired. Boil for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.

  7. Pour the hot syrup over the fried pieces, ensuring they are fully submerged. Allow them to soak for 2-3 hours.

  8. Serve the paal cake as is or garnished with chopped nuts or dried fruits.

Enjoy your delicious homemade paal cake!


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