Sify Bawarchi
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By : Chandri Bhat
Category : Assam, Semolina, Festive series
Servings : 2
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
Rating :
  1. Soak semolina in milk for a couple of hours.
  2. Heat sugar and water together till sugar is dissolved.
  3. Boil steadily till the syrup is slightly sticky. (Do not make it too thick).
  4. Combine flour with soda. Add mashed khova and oil.
  5. Add semolina mixture and mix well till a smooth batter is formed.
  6. Add extra milk if needed to make the batter of thick dropping consistency
  7. Heat ghee or oil frying. (moderately hot).
  8. Drop about ½ cup of batter in it and fry till golden brown.
  9. Dip it in the syrup and transfer to a serving plate.
  10. Use all the batter thus.
  11. Pour the remaining syrup on malpoas and sprinkle with cardamom powder.

Serves: 4


  • There are several versions of this sweet dish in many parts of East and North east India.
  • This one is popular in Assam.
semolina - ½ cup
milk - 1 cup
sugar - 1 cup
water - 1 cup
flour (maida) - ¾ cup
cooking soda - 1/8 tsp
khova (milk reduced to thick paste) - 2 tbsp
oil - 2 tsp
cardamom powder - ½ tsp
ghee or oil to deep fry

Introduction to Assam Cuisine

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