Cooking with B.J

Back to Pakistani Cookery

Bhunna Mava



- 3 cups whole milk powder
-3/4 cup evaporated milk
-3/4 cup cooking oil
-1 1/4 cup sugar
-1 1/4 cup water
- 4 cardamoms (elaichi)


1.Take a mixing bowl, put in the milk powder, slowly add in the cooking oil, mixing with finger tips till it resembles bread crumbs.
2.Next add the evaporated milk the same way till you get a crumbly mixture. Put aside.
3.Mix the sugar and water in a pan, add the elaichi seeds and boil till you get a one string consistency.
4.Put in the milk powder mixture slowly, stirring all the time on a medium fire, do not try to break up the crumbs as they give it the mava texture.
5.When the oil starts coming out and the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, turn off the fire.
6.Pour into a greased oven proof tray and bake at 300 degrees till the top is just browned slightly (about 10 to 15 minutes).
7.Take it out of the oven and let it cool for about half an hour before you cut it into diamond or square shapes.
8.Decorate it with silver vark (optional)