Am so happy to share this wonderful news - My FB page Desi Fiesta Hits 1000 likes today am so happy and thankful to all my readers and followers for the constant support you have been showering. So to celebrate this great news I got today a very traditional indian sweet for all the kind hearts who leave lovely comments , support and encourage me a lot :) . Here is the a north indian famous malpua which is prepared for many festive occasion. They are made for Holi is some parts of north india . They can also be made by including fruits like banana, orange to it . I had already made and posted Banana Malpua with rabdi and this time its the Instant malpua which needs no fermentation, you can just mix up the batter and make it right away to enjoy them . These are shaped like a pancake which bubbles in hot oil while frying and has a crispy edges.
I have joined this new group "Sweet fantasy club" whose brain child is +Preeti Garg ,a wonderful blogger author of " Simply tadka" . This is our second challenge an indian authentic sweet pancake . This month preeti has chosen two wonderful indian and international sweet and dessert , thanks preeti for this wonderful challenge . So coming to the challenge the first dish is an authentic North indian sweet dish " Malpua " which is nothing but a sweet pancake made with (batter is made with) semolina and flour, paneer shallow fired and then dipped in warm sugar syrup . They are generally consumed warm and this is one of my mother's fav sweet :).
Recipe Source : Here
Condensed milk - 1/2 tin
Sooji / Semolina - 1 cup
Maida 1/2 cup
Salt a pinch
Saunf/ Fennel seeds - 1 tsp ( optional)
Warm water - 1 1/3 cup
Baking pd - 1/4 tsp
Paneer ( grated) - 1/2 cup
Oil for frying ( I used cooking olive oil )
Nuts ( almonds and pistachios ) - For garnish
For sugar syrup
Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
Water - 1 cup
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Saffron strands - few
To make sugar syrup
- In a saucepan add sugar and water and boil them till they are sticky and thick ( No need to see for one or two strings )
- Add saffron strands and lemon juice before turning of the flame.
- In a bowl add sooji and warm water . Mix them well and keep them aside for 15 - 20 mins
- Then add condensed milk , maida , salt , saunf ,baking pd .Mix them well .
- At last add grated paneer and mix well
- In a flat pan heat oil to shallow fry .
- Add a ladle of batter into the hot oil .
- Fry them on one side and flip the malpua and cook them the other side .
- After they are golden brown from both sides remove it forms the pan using a ladle and transfer it to warm sugar syrup.
- Soak the malpua's in sugar syrup for 1 min and then serve them warm .
- They taste yummy when dipped in rabdi , but can be had as is too .
- Garnish them with chopped nuts.
- Like you know most of the sweet dishes are served an breakfast in northern parts of India this malpua can also be had as a breakfast .
- You can serve this with some rabdi topped in it or simply garnish them with some chopped nuts and serve them .