Sweet & Delicious Loli

Have you met the sweet & delicious loli? If you’ve had koki, you know that koki is spicy. The loli, is the exact opposite. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. It has a really nice and subtle sweetness.


Just like koki, this sweet & delicious loli is also served for breakfast. It can also be served with achar (pickled Indian condiment) for a nice sweet and spicy combination of flavors.


Sweet & Delicious Loli


I was worried that it wouldn’t be sweet enough since my husband said it’s supposed to be on the sweeter side. However, I think the 1/2 cup of sugar is more than enough for the loli to be subtly sweet.


If you decide to try this out, let me know what you think in the comments down below. If you used 1/2 cup or a full cup, I’d love to know what your preference is.


I’ve also linked my recipe for koki down below. If you happen to make both, I’d love to know whether you prefer the savory koki or the sweet loli.


Ciao for now!


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Notes For Making Loli


To create equal pieces, use a scale to weigh as a whole. Then divide by how many pieces you want to make. In this case, 12 pieces.


If you are more comfortable with a rolling pin, use it. I use a tortilla press because it’s easier for me.


Don’t make the loli too thin. They should be a little thick.


These take a little longer to cook than the koki because they are thicker, but please be patient. It’s worth it in the end.


If you don’t have ghee, you can use a little bit of butter to brush the loli.



Koki – This is the spicy & savory opposite of the loli. If you aren’t into sweet for breakfast, try this one out!


Egg Bhurji – If you like scrambled eggs, this dish adds a nice twist.


Besan Omelette – If you aren’t into eggs, this is a great alternative!


Masala Omelette – If you are into eggs, this masala omelette will certainly make your day!


Masala French Toast – If you like french toast, this version is bursting with flavor.

Sweet & Delicious Loli

Sweet & Delicious Loli
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Loli
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 188kcal
Cost: $5


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2-1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder or 4 green cardamom seeds
  • 3 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 3 tbsp Ghee


  • Add water into a sauce pan.
  • Add sugar into the sauce pan. Mix until dissolved.
  • Add cardamom powder or cardamom seeds. Mix well.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Once it boils, turn off and set aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour.
  • Add oil. Mix well.
  • Slowly add the syrup and mix.
  • Once all the syrup is added, knead the dough until it comes together into a hard dough.
  • Break a piece of the dough off and roll into a smooth ball.
  • Roll the dough out with a rolling pin. I use a tortilla press.
    Use whatever you're comfortable with. :)
  • Warm a tawa or flat pan.
  • Once the tawa is warm, brush with ghee.
  • Add the loli. Brush the top with ghee.
  • Flip once some light brown spots appear on the bottom.
  • Flip and brush with ghee.
  • Keep an eye on your loli to ensure that it doesn't burn.
  • Keep an eye on your loli to ensure that it doesn't burn.
  • Serve hot and enjoy.


Please note that *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg