October 14, 2016

Rabdi-Malpua



























"Malpua is a traditional Rajasthani Dessert Recipe served in several ways across the country, India. Malpuas are lusciously sweet, soft, fluffy yet crisp pancakes made with all-purpose flour batter, deep fried in ghee and dipped in saffron flavored sugar syrup. Taste amazing when served hot with cold Kesar Rabdi (Saffron flavored thickened milk). Tough serving Malpua with Rabdi is optional, you can serve sugar syrup soaked Malpua garnished with chopped almonds and Pistachio."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert & Sweet
Rest Time: 2 Hours Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook time: 30 Minutes | serving: 15-20 pc


Ingredients

For the Batter:
1.
Maida
1 cup
2.
Mawa/Khoya
½  cup
3.
Yogurt/Curd
2 Tbsp.
4.
Baking powder
¼ Tsp.
5.
Warm milk
2 cup


For the Sugar Syrup

1.
Sugar
1 cup
2.
Water
½  cup
3.
Cardamom powder
1 Tsp.
4.
Saffron
Few strands
5.
Rose water
2 Tbsp.
6.
Lemon juice
3-4 Tbsp.


To make Malpua

1.
Ghee
For frying
2.
Pistachio, blanched, chopped
For garnishing
3.
Almonds, blanched, chopped
For garnishing
4.
Kesar Rabri (Click Recipe Note for recipe)
For serving

 




Step By Step Instruction: [Hide Images]

For the Batter:
  1. Grate Khoya or crumble it.
  2. In a mixing bowl add together all-purpose flour, khoya, yogurt and baking powder and mix. 
  3. Add milk in parts and whisk very well to form thick flowing consistency lump free batter.
  4. Cover and keep the batter at least for 2 hours.

For the Sugar Syrup

  1. Soak saffron in warm water and keep aside.
  2. In a deep bottom pan add sugar with water and heat it over medium flame. Cook until it reaches 1 string consistency or turns little sticky while stirring occasionally in between.
  3. It will take around 8-10 minutes to reach the required consistency. Switch of the flame and add cardamom powder, saffron, lemon juice and rose water and mix well. Lemon juice prevents syrup from crystalizing when it cools. Keep warm.
(To keep syrup warm - Keep the sugar syrup vessel on a hot water bath, hot water touching the base of sugar syrup vessel. And it prevents from crystallizing too.)

To make Malpua

  1. Meanwhile when the batter is resting blanch/soak the almonds and pistachios in hot water for 20 to 30 minutes. Peel, slice and keep aside
  2. Heat ghee in a flat bottom broad pan. Once ghee is hot, lower the flame. 
  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of a batter without spreading it and fry on low-medium heat. The batter will spread on its own so don't overload the pan. 2-3 at a time depending upon size of pan.
  4. Flip it upside down once Malpua get immersed in the ghee. Fry the Malpua from both sides until golden brown and crisp from the edges. 
  5. Immediately dip the fried Malpuas in warm sugar syrup for a ½ to 1 minute. Gently coat and drain excess syrup using slotted spoon or tong and immediately place on a serving plate. Repeat the same process with remaining batter.
  6. Top with Kesar Rabdi and garnish with chopped pistachios and almond slivers and serve.

Quick Step

  1. Consistency: If the batter is too thick, add little more milk to reach thick pouring cream consistency. And if the batter is too thin, add a few Tbsp. of flour.
  2. Home Made Khoya: In case if Khowa/mawa is not available with you, you may boil, simmer and reduce 1 liter of full cream milk to a coating consistency or into half. Cool down the thickened milk and add in remaining ingredients except milk. Add milk if required to make batter pouring consistency. See Recipe Notes for Recipe link.
  3. Allow to ferment the batter for 6-8 hours if you time and skip using baking soda.


4 comments :

  1. Your recipe looks easy To follow and amazing, can't wait to try this Diwali. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks you so much for liking it. Hope you will enjoy making and having it. Do share your feedback. I always appreciate feedback, comments and suggestion for improvisation.

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  2. wow awesome recipe thanks for sharing

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    1. Hey Palak
      I am so glad you like this recipe. Do try and let me know how it turn out for you. Thanks.

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