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Custard pie (Fiji Indian method)

The Custard Pie is one of the most popular baked dishes in Fiji. The Custard Pie is prepared by baking the Crust/Pastry dough first followed by cooking a thick custard. This hot thick custard is poured over the Baked custard pie crust (Pastry dough) and let to cool. This can be glazed with condensed milk to give extra flavor.

Ingredients for Baking Custard Pie/Tart (Fiji Style):

  1. 4 tbsp Butter or flora
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 3 tsp baking powder
  4. 2 cups Flour
  5. 4 tbsp sugar (for crust)
  6. 2 tbsp sugar (for custard)
  7. Powdered milk 4 tbsp
  8. 4 tbsp custard powder
  9. 1 and 1/2 cup water

Method for Baking Custard Pie/Tart (Fiji Style):

Step 1 (Making the Pie Crust/ Pastry Dough)

  1. In a bowl, pour the butter and make it soft.
  2. Break the 2 eggs in a small bowl, beat it and pour it in the bowl of butter.
  3. Add sugar to egg and butter mixture and mix well.
  4. Add baking powder. Beat all ingredients well together.
  5. Sieve the flour and slowly add flour to the mixture and knead dough. Make a roti dough.
  6. Brush the baking tray with butter or flora and spread the dough on the tray.
  7. Bake it in an electric frypan on low to medium heat for approximately 25 minutes or till skewer/toothpick comes out clean. The Crust it ready to be filled with the custard.

Step 2 (Making the Custard)

  1. Pour the powdered milk, custard powder and water in a pot and boil it, keep stirring while boiling.
  2. Pour the custard mixture over the Pie Crust when the mixture is thick enough.
  3. Let the Custard on the pie cool, slice it into pieces and serve as dessert or serve with tea.


  1. You can make this delicious Custard Pie Recipe more tasty by glazing it with condensed milk as illustrated below.

Pour 1/2 tin condensed milk in a bowl, add 1/2 small lemon juice and mix well.
Spread this condensed milk mixture on the Custard pie to give more flavor.

  1. or you can decorate the top with sliced fruits.
  1. The Custard Pie can also be called Custard Tart or Custard Flan


The above Custard Pie Recipe was supplied to me by my elder sister Mrs Roshni Lata.

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  1. Flour
  2. Ghee (1 tbsp)
  3. Cornflour 1/2 cup
  4. Butter 3 tbsp
  5. Sugar
  6. Liquid milk
  7. Sugar
  8. water
  9. Oil to fry


  1. Make a smooth paste with cornflour and butter.
  2. Pour the flour in a bowl and slowly mix it with liquid milk.
  3. Make dough like roti dough.
  4. Spread the Cornflour and butter paste over the roti
  5. Put another roti over the roti which is spread with cornflour and spread cornflour and butter mixtur over this roti too.
  6. Fold both the roti and cut it into small pieces.
  7. Heat oil and fry the roti pieces till it is golden brown
  8. Pour sugar and water in a pot and boil it to make a syrup
  9. Pour the fried khaja into the syrup and take it out after 2 to 4 minutes.
  10. Spread the khaja on a white paper to dry the syrup.
  11. Serve the same day to have the crispy taste.

This Recipe was supplied to me by my elder sister Mrs Roshni Lata.

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Suji Ladoo

Ingredients for making Suji/Sooji ke Laddoo:

  1. Grinded Suji 500g
  2. Grinded Sugar 500g
  3. Ghee/Condense milk
  4. Powdered Elachi 1/2 teaspoon
  5. Powdered Jaifar 1/4 teaspoon
  6. Powdered Milk 500g

Method for making Suji/Sooji ke Laddoo:

  1. Put grinded Suji/sooji in a frying pan and heat it.  Stir well till golden brown.
  2. Put this golden brown Suji in  bowl and let it cool.
  3. Add grinded Sugar, Milk, Elachi, Jaifar to Suji and mix well.
  4. This mixture needs to be pressed firmly in the hands to make in balls. we can use either hot ghee or condense milk for rolling into balls.
  5. Put these ladoo in fridge and serve cold.
  • NOTE :  If using hot ghee, heat the ghee in little portion for using to make suji balls.
  • NOTE :  If you are using ghee the suji ladoo will be soft in texture and if using condense milk the texture will be hard.

Compiled By: Miss Reshmi Lata

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