Mawa Roti (Khavyachi Poli)

Khavyachi poli is a traditional Marathi recipe and is prepared on special occasions and relished by one and all. It is rich in taste and the grainy texture of mawa or khava makes it one of my favorites. I had it in one of the weddings back in India and asked my mom to make it at home. We had some leftover mawa at home so tried this recipe and it turned out better than what I had in the wedding! Try this recipe on a festive day or a party when you are in a mood for something sweet and rich in flavor.



  • Will make around 4-5 rotis
  • Khava or Mawa --1 cup
  • Sugar- 1/2 cup
  • Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Water and salt.


Step 1

Knead  the whole wheat flour with water to make a firm dough. The dough should not be sticky, add a little oil and keep aside for about an hour

Step 2

Take a pan and add the Mawa or Khova to it mix in the sugar and roast it until the sugar is well blended and the Mawa become firm and not sticky for about 10 minutes. Cool it completely before use.

Step 3 

To make the roti roll the dough like a poori or the shape of a golf ball and place the mama in the center , gathering the sides to the center over the stuffing so as to cover it . Now place the stuffed side down and sprinkle some flour on it , roll this stuffed ball gently into a round roti. Place it on a tawa/griddle and cook on a medium flame. Flip it when one side is done and cook it until it is crisp just like you would cook a paratha. Serve with a scoop of ghee on top or just plain.



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