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Malpua

Alpana.Mathur's picture
Malpuas are rich, soft filigreed pancakes. The malpua batter can be sweetened with sugar or jaggery or the fried malpuas can be soaked in a saffron flavored syrup.
Ingredients
  Fine wheat flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Fine semolina 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Suji)
  Grated jaggery 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Gur Or 1 Cup Sugar)
  Crushed cardamom 1 Tablespoon
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lime 1
  Curd 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Soda 1 Pinch
  Ghee 2 Tablespoon (To Fry)
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Place the flour and the semolina in a dekchi (deep vessel) along with the milk, curds, jaggery and the pinch of salt.
2. Beat at least for 5 to 7 minutes so that the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
3. Pound the cardamoms coarsely & add to the mixture.
4.Heat two tablespoons of ghee and pour over the mixture.
5.Mix well, cover the dekchi and let stand for 7/8 hours in a warm place.

MAKING
6.The mixture would have risen by this time. Stir it well. If it is thick, add a little milk or water to bring it to the pouring consistency.
7. Add and blend in it the pinch of soda and juice lime. Stir is nuts if using.
8.Place a deep frying pan with lot of ghee in it, when it is heated lower the fire, gently put in one tablespoon of the ready batter into the heated ghee.
9.Fry to a golden brown colour on both sides.
10. While frying spoon ghee over the pancake, to make it porous and crisp.
11. Take out with a slotted spoon & place in a strainer so that the extra ghee drips down.
12.Fry remaining malpuas.

SERVING
13. Serve them hot topped with fresh "Malai" or cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Fried
Dish: 
Pancake
Occasion: 
Eid
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
The Eid breakfast spread at my home always includes Malpuas, freshly fried and served with "Malai" or cream. Its so delicious, you forget to count the calories. My Ami makes the batter the night before and fries them soon after the Eid "Namaaz".

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2 Comments

Jia's picture
Whats peppercorns. Can you make the malpuas without the jaggery (gur), Lime, curd, and peppercorns. If you can I want to know how.
Anonymous's picture
Peppercorns is nothing but the fruit of black pepper that we use for flavoring and for adding spiciness!