Friday, 21 March 2014

Malapua/Sweet Pancake - Holi special

Malapua is basically a deep fried sweet pancake.This is a famous Indian dessert which is common in the states of WestBengal,Bihar and Orissa.It is served as prasad for lord Jagannath.Malapuas are common during Holi in many bengali homes.Sorry for posting it a bit late :) 

Ingredients -
all purpose flour/maida(2cups)
milk(1.5cup approx)
sugar(1.5cup approx)
saunf/fennel seeds/badishep(1 tspn)
freshly grated coconut(2-3 tspns)
oil for deep frying

Method -
Take maida and sooji in a bowl.
Mix them together.
Add sugar,mashed banana,saunf and coconut to it.
You can use caster/powdered sugar.Adjust the sugar according to your taste.
Now add milk to this mixture.The milk should not be hot.
The batter should be like dosa batter(not very thick or very thin).
Let it stand for sometime maybe an hour or so.
If required add more milk, since milk will get absorbed when you keep it.
Heat oil in a non-stick kadai/pan.
Pour laddle full of batter into the oil and fry the malapuas till golden brown.
Fry them on medium heat.
Typically after deep frying, they are soaked in sugar syrup.
I avoided that step,anyways it tastes equally yummy in this way too :)

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