Singal — Uttarakhand’s traditional sweet snack

Singal — Uttarakhand’s traditional sweet snack

Meeta Shah explains how ‘singal’, a traditional sweet snack usually made for weddings and other occasions besides special festivals like Diwali and Holi, is prepared…


  • Semolina     2 cups

  • Curd              1 cup

  • Ghee             ½ cup or 1 cup cream (malai) 

  • Sugar           1 cup

  • Milk              ½ cup

  • Refined oil for frying



  • Add all the ingredients in a big bowl. Beat for 5 minutes into thick but easy-flowing batter and then keep aside.

  • Now take a thick poly bag like an empty milk pack, fill the mixture in it and tie on top with a rubber band.

  • Make a hole of half inch diameter at one corner.

  • Fry in hot oil making jalebi-like shape. Cook in low flame till golden in colour.

  • Serve hot this mouth-watering dish.



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Meeta Shah, who hails from Nainital and now resides in Noida, has been keeping traditions and culture of Uttarakhand alive. She has been experimenting with Uttarakhand’s traditional and other dishes.

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1 Comment

  1. Nirmal August 09, at 05:49

    Can the SINGAL made with pulp of Banana added to the mixture. We make it this way


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