Bal Mithai

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Bal MithaiBal Mithai: Bal Mithai is a brown chocolate-like fudge, made with roasted khoya, coated with white sugar balls, and is a popular sweet from the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in India, especially regions around Almora.



Ingredients (serves 20-25):

  • 1 1/2 kg khoya
  • 500 gms powdered sugar
  • 250 gms sugar crystals
  • 10 gms tartaric acid
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Ghee for greasing
  • White sugar balls (sprinkles), for rolling
  • Water, as required


  • In a heavy-bottomed pan mix sugar (crystals) and tartaric acid with a 150 ml of water.
  • Bring it to a boil on medium flame.
  • Add the milk to the syrup.
  • A scum will start forming on the surface of the boiling sugar syrup.
  • Remove the scum with the help of a spoon.
  • Boil the sugar syrup and keep checking the consistency.
  • The syrup should be of three-thread consistency.
  • Roast the khoya, till brown in color, in a frying pan.
  • Mix the roasted khoya with powdered sugar and half of the syrup in a pan.
  • Stir continuously, till a uniform mixture is formed
  • Grease a tray with ghee and spread the mixture on it.
  • When the mixture is cooled to the room temperature and set, cut into pieces.
  • Roll the cut brown burfi pieces on the plate so that they get coated with the sweetened khus khus.
  • Roll the cut bal mithai pieces in the sugar balls, so that they coat evenly.
  • Bal mithai is ready to be served.


  • Bal mithai can be stored, in air tight container, for a week.

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