Wednesday 25 December 2013

MALPUA – A Delicious and Famous Odia Sweet Dish

Malpua is one type of pancake, which is very famous in Odisha, Westbengal, Maharastra and Bangladesh. It is offered to Lord Jagannath in his Sakala Dhupa or Morning Food. As a sweet dish it is so delicious and can be served as a dessert or snacks.

For Batter
  • 1 ltr. Milk.
  • 1 cup Refined Flour/Maida
  • 2 tsp Semolina/Suji (For Crispiness)
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 ripe Banana (well mashed)
  • 500 gms Ghee to Fry
For Sugar Syrup
  • 300 gms Sugar
  • Saffron Strands (Kesar)
  • Water Required
  • First take a pan and boil the milk, till it reaches a coating consistency level.
  • In the mean time prepare the sugar syrup. Keep aside around 50 grams of sugar and add the rest sugar to the water and make an one thread consistency sugar syrup.
  • Dissolve the Saffron Strands in a tablespoon of warm milk and add it to the Sugar Syrup.
  • Now cool the reduced boiled milk. Add the Refined Flour, Mashed Banana, Fennel Seeds, Cardamom Powder, Semolina and the rest of the sugar kept aside before. Mix them all well.
  • Keep in mind that the batter should not be watery, it should be bit thicker than the usual batter. Keep the batter aside for 1-2 hours.
  • Now take a flat-bottomed pan/kadai and heat the Ghee.
  • Now pour a little batter with a ladle to the ghee to form the Pancake or Malpua.
  • Keep frying in both the sides till it becomes golden brown color.
  • When both sides done, drain it properly and immersed it inside the sugar syrup. Soak it inside the syrup for 5-7 minutes.
  • Now your Malpuas are ready. Serve them hot.


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