Malpua

Soft & syrupy, sweet pancakes made with flour & curd for festivals like Holi , Diwali.  Malpua’s are Ramadan meals eaten to break the fast. This dessert is sure to please everyone!

Ingredients

75 gm / ½ cup Mastercook Maida
30 gm / ¼ cup Vijay Bombay Sooji
20 gm / 1 tbsp curd
3 gm / 1 tsp Mastercook Fennel Seeds
125-200 ml / ½ to 1 cup Milk
100 gm / ½ cup Sugar
60 ml / 4 tbsp Water

Procedure

In a large mixing bowl, add the Mastercook Maida, Mastercook Bombay Sooji, 20 gm of Sugar and Mastercook Fennel Seeds.
Stir well to combine and slowly add the milk. Keep whisking constantly to combine.
Add milk as required to form a batter similar to a pancake or slightly thicker than a dosa batter. It should spread on its own when dropped from a height.
Set aside for 30 minutes. In the meantime, add the sugar and water to a small saucepan and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Boil for 3-5 minutes until slightly thickened. You can add saffron if you desire a yellow tinge to the finished product. Set aside.
In a frying pan, add oil until it is about halfway and heat on a medium high flame.
Once hot, reduce the flame to medium and pour a ladleful of batter from about 3-4 inches above the center in a continuous stream to form a malpua.
Allow to cook until the edges are golden. Splash oil on top so that it puffs. Flip gently and cook on the other side until golden brown.
Remove and drain the excess oil and immediately dunk in the warm syrup and let it soak for a few minutes before removing and setting aside.
Serve warm or cold with rabri and chopped nuts.

Tips for Cooking

This recipe makes a soft and chewy malpua, if you prefer a crispy malpua, add a little more milk and pour less batter into the oil, the resulting malpua will be thinner and thus crispier.
If you notice that the edges are browning too quickly, then your oil is too hot. It should take atleast 45 seconds to a minute for the edges to brown and be ready to flip.
If your malpua doesn’t puff completely or at all, then you are not pouring it in a continuous stream. Keep trying and you will understand the proper technique. But even if it doesn’t puff it is still a lovely finished product!
Raisins should not be added in the beginning, lightly frying them and adding at the end allows you to retain their texture and sourish taste.

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