Madata Khaja is an Indian dessert and Nepali sweet The batter is prepared from wheat flour, maida and oil. It is then deep fried until crisp. Then a sugar syrup is made which is known as “Paga”. 

Ingredients necessary for preparation of Madata Khaja :

  • 300 gms maida
  • 15 gms baking powder
  • 45 ml ghee
  • 45 ml milk
  • as required salt
  • as required water
  • for deep frying oil
  • 500 ml sugar syrup

Preparation of Madata Khaja :

  • Combine, flour baking powder, salt and ghee, rubbing the ghee in by short crust method to form a crumb sort of texture, use water as required lightly, and knead into a stiff dough like a biscuit.
  • Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out and divide the dough in 12 small round balls.
  • Further divide each dough in to 3 parts.
  • Now roll out each small dough like a puri, apply ghee and stack the three puris one top of another.
  • Roll out the stacks like a kathi roll, cut in to two and flatten.
  • Once flattened , they are ready to be fried in oil till golden.
  • Immerse the fried madata’s in the sugar syrup, sprinkle cardamom powder.
  • Take out of sugar syrup, allow to dry and store in air tight containers.


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