Mota Daana
In this episode, Chef Ajay Chopra introduces you to a sweet dish, comprising of sweet pakodas dripped in sugar and rose water syrup which he discovered in the streets of Jaipur.
Mota Daana Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra

- Indian


- 3

Cooking Time

-10 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15-17 Min


  • For Mota Daana: 1 cup split black gram
  • water
  • 1 tsp black cardamom powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp rose water
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  1. 1

    Procedure to make Mota Daana: In a mixer jar, add split black gram, water and grind it.
  2. 2

    In a bowl add the dal paste, black cardamom powder and mix it well.
  3. 3

    Add baking powder and mix it.
  4. 4

    In a heated pan add water, sugar to prepare sugar syrup.
  5. 5

    In another heated pan add sugar, water to prepare a thick sugar syrup.
  6. 6

    Add the sugar syrup in a bowl.
  7. 7

    In a heated pan add ghee.
  8. 8

    In the sugar syrup add rose water, black cardamom powder and mix it well.
  9. 9

    Make small balls of the batter and fry it in the heated ghee until it turns golden brown from both the sides.
  10. 10

    Soak the Mota Daana in the sugar syrup for 15 mins.
  11. 11

    Add rose water, black cardamom powder in the thick sugar syrup.
  12. 12

    Once the Mota Daana is soaked in the sugar syrup add it in the thick sugar syrup.
  13. 13

    To garnish add powdered sugar and Mota Daana is ready to serve.
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Chef Ajay Chopra is a master of progressive Indian cuisine. During his stint in the UK, he was voted one of the eight best Indian chefs of London. Not only has he helped change the perception of Indian cuisine in the proverbial West, he has earned a huge fanbase for his contemporary take of traditional Indian dishes. Chopra has also been a judge on MasterChef India, and has anchored some of LF’s most successful shows.

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