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Nikuti Sweet Recipe| Nikuti Misti| Nikuti Payesh Images and Video


Rating: Rated 4.5/5 based on 41 customer reviews
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Recipe Category: Bengali Traditional Sweet
Keyword:nikuti sweet recipe, nikuti misti, nikuti payesh recipe, bengali sweet nikuti, how to prepare nikuti
Yield:2 plates of Bengali Nikuti Sweet
Recipe Cuisine:Traditional Bengali Sweet Dish

Bengali Nikuti Sweet Recipe| Nikuti Misti, Nikuti Payesh| Videos, Nikuti Images


Sweetness, that's all we want in our lives besides the taste of spices, right? The same is applicable to food. The taste of different types of sweets like the recipe of Nikuti added an extra flavour to the cuisine. Bengal has an immense treasure of innovative sweets including Nikuti misti recipes that are keeping mesmerizing people all over the world from the times. Rasogolla, Pantua, Chanar Jilipi, Ledikeni, Naru, Nalen Gurer Misti and Payesh, Nikuti recipe and the list just goes on. So if you are a sweet lover then you must try all of the sweets in a lifetime of course. Here I am, sharing the Bengali sweet Nikuti recipe with you.

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Homemade sweets carry our loving touch. The recipes for Bengal sweets are very simple and easy to prepare at home. Most of the dry Sandesh and juicy sweets are made from different dairy products. Besides pantua, Danadar, Misti Doi, and Rasogolla; Nikuti is one of the most famous sweets of Bengal, which is usually served with Sitabhog, and with a Payesh. Many people search online for how to prepare Nikuti or recipes for Nikuti for different festivals. People love these small cute-looking oval-shaped sweet balls very much.

Today we will learn step-by-step Bengali Nikuti recipe in a very simple way.

How to Prepare Bengali Sweet Nikuti? Step-by-Step Bengali Nikuti Sweet Recipe

Ingredient for Nikuti Recipe

  1. 1 cup of Maida or white flour 
  2. 1 cup of Milk powder
  3. A pinch of Baking soda
  4. 2 tablespoons of Curd
  5. 2 tablespoons of Ghee
  6. 1 cup of Sugar
  7. 1 cup of water
  8. 3 to 4 Elaichi (Cardamom)

Preparation of Nikuti Sweet/ Nikuti Misti

The preparation of Nikuti sweet is very easy. You need to mix all ingredients in a proper amount to extract the ultimate taste of Bengali sweet nikuti. Check below for the best Bengali Nikuti recipe

Step 1:

Take a big mixing bowl and mix the ingredients well one after another like Maida, Milk powder, and Baking soda.

Step 2:

After mixing the dry ingredients; now add 1 spoon of ghee and 2 spoons of curd to make the dough. Keep adding the curd as much as required to make the soft dough.

Step 3:

The dough needs to be very smooth. Now start making very small balls. Make sure the balls should not have any cracks or else all the energy will be in vain.

Step 4:

Take a deep frying pan. Add the rest of the ghee. Fry all the small balls red.

Step 5:

Sugar Syrup- Now it's time to prepare the sugar syrup for nikuti misti.
You need a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add the water and give it a good boil on a high flame.
  • Now add the sugar and mix well.
  • Add the Cardamom means Elichi to a good smell as well as flavour to the syrup.
  • When the water starts becoming a little sticky, switch off the flame. 

Step 6: 

When the syrup is ready for nikuti misti, add all the nikuti in it and leave it for 1 hour at least to soak the sweetness.

How to Make Nikuti Payesh? Recipe of Nikuti Payesh 

Payesh is a cousin and sister of Kheer. It is emotionally attached to the Bengalis. They believe that this special sweet brings good luck in one's life. So birthdays, puja, and other special pious occasions are incomplete without Payesh.


There are several types of Payesh Bengalis prepare including

  • Simple rice payesh 
  • Nolen Gurer payesh 
  • Nikuti payesh 

All of them are very delicious. Here I will share the simple and easy homemade Nikuti Payesh recipe for special occasions. All the steps are very easy and the ingredients are also easily available in the local shops as well. Let's not waste time; check out the recipe for Nikuti Sweet.

Ingredients for Nikuti Payesh

The recipe of Nikuti Payesh can be divided into two parts. One part is Nikuti and the other part is Payesh.

Ingredients for Nikuti Mishti

  1. 1 cup of Maida or white flour
  2. 1 cup of Milk powder
  3. 2 tablespoons of Curd
  4. A Pinch of Baking soda
  5. 2 tablespoons of Ghee
  6. 1 cup of Sugar
  7. 1 cup of water
  8. 3 to 4 Elaichi

Ingredients for Nikuti Payesh

  1. 4 cups of milk
  2. Half cup Sugar. You can use Nalen gur instead of sugar
  3. 2 cinnamon sticks
  4. saffron or different nuts including almond, and pasta. (Optional)

Process of Making Nikuti Payesh

First, let's prepare the nikuti.

Step 1:

Mix all the dry ingredients including powdered milk, maida, and baking soda very well.

Step 2:

Now add the ghee to give a good flavour. Then, curd to make the dough.

Step 3:

Make small oval shape smooth balls without any cracks.

Step 4:

Fry all the balls in a deep frying pan. Leave it to come at room temperature.

Step 5:

Now prepare the sugar syrup with water, sugar, and the cardamoms. After that dip all the balls in the hot sugar syrup.

So the first step; preparing the nikuti are ready.

Now it's time to prepare the Payesh.

Step-by-Step Nikuti Payesh Preparation

Step 1:

Boil the milk in a medium flame and make it half.

Step 2:

Now add the cinnamon and sugar or jaggery and mix it well. Keep stirring it or else the milk can burn.

Step 3:

Now off the flame, add all the nikuti and mix with a spoon. Nikuti Payesh is ready.

You can garnish the Payesh with a pinch of saffron or different crushed nuts.


So, you have seen the easiest process of making Nikuti. Bengal sweet recipes mostly use simple and innovative techniques to prepare a number of delicious recipes including sweets. Fried, non-fried, juicy, dry; all kinds of sweets are easily available in all the shops of Bengal. Nikuti is one of them. The cute-looking Nikuti and the Nikuti Payesh can easily win thousands of hearts with their simple recipe but rich taste. You just need to follow the Bengali sweet Nikuti recipe and serve it for your loved ones on special occasions or just to change the taste. I hope the recipe helped you to prepare.

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