Madli recipe | How to make uttara Karnataka madli | A sweet dish from chapathi | Madali

By Latha on September 4th, 2018

madli recipe, maladi recipe

Madli or madali recipe explained with step by step pictures and a video. Madli is prepared using wheat flour (chapathi), jaggery, dessicated coconut, poppy seeds and cardamom. Madli is very popular in north Karnataka or uttara Karnataka. Madli is a sweet dish prepared using the chapathis.

This is a north Karnataka special traditional and very common sweet. Generally prepared using coarse wheat powder. But here I have used normal wheat flour. I have added roasted poppy seeds and dessicated coconut in this recipe. Additionally you can add dry ginger powder, fennel seeds, dry fruits and nuts.

North Karnataka recipes are very tasty. If you are looking for more north Karnataka recipes, then do check my putani undi, ranjaka or red chili chutney, sambar butti, zunka vadi, mirchi bajji, menthe palle, benne dose, girmit, ennegayi, jolada rotti, hittina vade, menthe kadubu, shenga hindi and kunda recipes.

Madli is familiar with different names like madli, madali, maledi, maldi, maleeda etc., You can serve this madli with hot milk and ghee. Or you can serve as it is. You can prepare this madli using left over chapathi as well. This is a traveller friendly recipe. You can carry a batch of this healthy madli for your next trip.

If you are looking for other Karnataka style sweet recipes then check my halu bai, roasted gram laddu, carrot halwa, rava kesari bath, banana halwa, coconut burfi and badam puri recipes.

I have made a quick video on this madli recipe with Kannada narration, which I have embedded it below. Kindly have a look.

Madli recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Serves: 2 cups

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup wheat flour
  2. 1 tbsp gram flour
  3. 1/2 cup jaggery (or as per your taste)
  4. 2 tbsp dessicated coconut or kobbari turi
  5. 1 tbsp poppy seeds or gasagase
  6. 2 tbsp roasted gram or hurigadale or putani
  7. 2 cardamom
  8. 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions for making madli:

  1. Take wheat flour in a wide bowl. Slightly coarse wheat flour works better. I have used normal wheat flour.wheat flour for madli recipe or madali
  2. Add in gram flour and salt. Give a quick mix.gram flour for madli recipe or madali
  3. Add in required water little by little and knead a stiff dough.preparing dough for madli recipe or madali
  4. Make big lemon sized balls.coconut for madli recipe or madali
  5. Roll them into thick chapathis.thick chapathi for madli recipe or madali
  6. Heat the pan and start cooking the chapathi at medium flame. Cook without oil.coconut for madli recipe or madali
  7. Cook on both the sides.ghee for madli recipe or madali
  8. Once they are cool, tear them into pieces and transfer them into a mixie jar.ghee for madli recipe or madali
  9. Grind them into coarse powder.ghee for madli recipe or madali
  10. Add in powdered jaggery, crushed caradmom and grind it again for a while. I have used little less than 1/2 cup of jaggery. Adjust the sweet level as per your taste.jaggery for madli recipe or madali
  11. Transfer the ground mixture into a container. Add in roasted poppy seeds and dessicated coconut.ghee and jaggery for madli recipe or madali
  12. Add in roasted poppy seeds and dessicated coconut.ghee and jaggery for madli recipe or madali
  13. Also add in roasted gram. And give a quick mix. Serve it with milk and ghee. You can have it as it is also.coconut for madli recipe or madali
  14. Give a quick mix. Serve it with milk and ghee. Or you can have it as it is also.coconut for madli recipe or madali

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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