Recipe Credits- Omi Swati
(Pancakes Desi style)
Malpua is a traditional sweet of north India, its basically a pancake covered all over with the sugar syrup. You can decorate it with dry fruits to make it look more appealing. It is also the morning food which is served to lord Jagannath in his temple. Here is the wonderful Malpua recipe for you to use by my friend Omi. She is from Ranchi and a big time foodie like me!! She promised to share more authentic dishes from her native place for all of us 🙂
For 4 people
Maida 2 cups
Skimmed milk 1/2 cup
Chopped almonds, cashew, raisins 2tsp
Sunflower or vegetable oil 2 cups
Fennel seeds 5 tsp
Grated dried coconut 1 cup
Sugar 1 cup or as desired
Mix flour, dried Coconut, bananas, saunf, chopped dry fruits in a bowl. Add enough milk to make this into a paste. Heat a non-stick tawa (flat griddle) and put 2-3 tbsp. oil in it and spread it with wooden spatula. Take a small katori full of paste and spread it in round fashion in the heated tawa. Make 2-3 rounds of paste depending upon how big your pan is.
Cook it in the slow heat for some time and then turn all puas to other side using a thin flat spatula. When you feel its done (10-12 minutes) put it in an absorbent paper for a while (so that the oil can be absorbed). Alternately, you can also deep fry the paste in a pan in making round shapes, but I prefer the non stick tawa way as it is remarkably less oily.
Soon after you take the pua from the tawa, you dip it in the chashni or rabdi! These can be eaten both hot and cold.
Prepare chashni as below:
Sugar – 2 cups, water – 2 cups. Put sugar in boiling water and stir it until a thick consistent solution is attained.
Ta da…delicious malpuas are ready to serve and I feel they are too special to confine them to festival special dish only, after you’ve tried them you’ll probably want them all the time!!