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Eggless Dilkush

Swapna Sunil
120 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Eggless Dilkush RECIPE

I have never tasted the authentic "Dilkush" sold at Irani cafes in Hyderabad and this makes me sad, as i wasted all these  years without enjoying this delicacy. From now on this recipe is for sure a keeper!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Hyderabadi
  • Baking
  • Snacks
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. For the Bread:
  2. 2 cups All purpose flour/ Maida
  3. 3 tbsp sugar
  4. 2 tbsp melted butter (use unsalted butter)
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1 tbsp yeast
  7. 3/4 cup milk
  8. For the filling:
  9. 1/2 cup freshly scraped/ ground coconut
  10. 1/2 cup candied peel
  11. 1/3 cup cashews
  12. 1/3 cup raisins
  13. 1/4 cup sugar
  14. 2 tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam


  1. Preparing the filling:
  2. Scrape or coarsely grind the coconut and add it to a bowl /plate. Add the candied peel, cashews, raisins, sugar and jam to it. Mix them well and keep aside.
  3. Warm the milk (just a little more then body temperature like luke warm) and add the sugar and yeast. Mix it well and keep it covered for 10 mins for proofing until it turns foamy.
  4. In a bowl take the flour, salt and mix well. Make a well in the centre and add the melted butter and yeast mixture to it. Combine everything and knead to make a dough. Knead it well for a good 5-7 mins and place it in a greased bowl.
  5. Cover this with a cling film and leave it in a warm place for 2 hrs or until the dough doubles in size.
  6. Now punch and knead again. Weigh the dough and divide into two equal sizes and the third with a little lesser portion.
  7. With the help of a rolling pin and roll them into rounds that are neither too thick or too thin. Make them chapati shape type with one slightly bigger than the others.
  8. Now spread the filling evenly on the disc/ circle. Carefully place the other disc on top of it and cover it completely by pressing the edges firmly.
  9. With the help of a rolling pin, slightly roll on it to make it as even as possible, but be gentle and do not put any pressure.
  10. Now roll out a third circle out of the little dough ball. Cut it into half inch strips, now place the strips and weave alternatively.
  11. Now make small holes with a toothpick for the air/steam to escape while baking. Brush the top with some milk and place it on a baking sheet.
  12. Bake it in a preheated oven at 200°C / 395°F for about 20 mins or until it's golden.
  13. It's yummy and ready to be eaten!

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Karmjit Bhatia
Karmjit Bhatia   Oct-16-2016

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