Mehboobi recipe by Food Fusion

Mehboobi, a very different dessert for you. #HappyCookingToYou

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For Sheera (Sugar syrup):

  • Paani (Water) 1 Cup
  • Cheeni (Sugar) 2 Cups
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3-4
  • Lemon juice 1 tsp

For Dough:

  • Maida (All-purpose flour) 1 Cup
  • Safed Aata (White flour) 1 Cup
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp
  • Oil ¼ Cup
  • Pani (Water) warm for kneading
  • Desi ghee (for brushing)
  • Desi ghee for frying
  • Cream for garnishing


For Sheera (Sugar syrup):

In pot,add water,sugar and green cardamom,mix and cook until syrup thickens.

Add lemon juice,stir well and set aside.

For Dough:

In bowl,add all-purpose flour,white flour,salt,oil and mix.

Gradually add warm water and knead until smooth dough is formed.

Cover and leave it for 20 minutes.

Take a dough and make 4 small balls and coat in dry wheat flour.

Press each ball a little between your palms to give a shape, coat it with dry flour.

Roll out dough into round shape with the help of rolling pin and set aside.

Repeat this process and roll out 3 more doughs into round shape.

Spread desi ghee evenly over entire surface and dust flour,place another round dough, spread desi ghee and dust flour,repeat this process 2 times more.

With the help of cutter,cut the entire dough into strips (about 1 inch) and roll it like a swiss roll,now place this roll over the another strip and roll it again like a swiss roll and stick outer end,coat it with dry wheat flour.

Repeat this process and prepare remaining rolls.

Now again coat it with dry wheat flour and roll it gently with the help of rolling pin and give it a round shape.

In wok heat desi ghee and fry round dough until golden brown color.

After frying, immediately put the fried mehboobi in the sugar syrup.The sugar syrup should be slightly warm when you add mehboobi in it.

Turn over after a minute so that both sides are coated with the syrup.

Keep them in the sugar syrup for about 2 minutes.

Remove mehboobi with the help of tong and shake lightly so that excess sugar syrup.

Mehboobi is ready to serve,garnish with cream.

Recipe By: Sameen Moiz

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