Malpua is a sweet dish that is crunchy on the edges and the middle part is soft and fluffy and is usually prepared on the occasion of Holi .
Holi is not just a festival of colors, but a beautiful amalgamation of color , food and relationships – be it with friends , family or sometimes even a stranger . There are different styles of celebrating Holi across India and with these changes the flavor of dishes made .From childhood I have seen my mother preparing Malpua early in the morning and to complement the sweetness a salty dish is prepared too , like soya chilly or paneer (cottage cheese) chilly .
So , here I am sharing the recipe and there are different variations of this dish too …
- All purpose flour
- cardamom powder
- cashew nuts
- Oil (to fry)
- Mix all purpose flour with milk such that it gets flowy consistency.In case you don’t want to use all purpose flour you may use Semolina. Keep the batter overnight .
- The batter raises and becomes thick so you may need to add some more milk to it .
- To this batter add almonds , cashew nuts and raisins along with cardamom powder and sugar . Mix it well and keep it aside for another 15 minutes .
- Now , heat oil in a pan on medium flame . Pour the batter and fry till it is golden brown in color.
- Serve alone or with some salty snack .
You may try out this batter in form of pancake but then it will lose its property of being soft -inside and crunchy – outside .
And Happy Rang Panchami to all . Let us color the world with the colors of love and peace . Amen ….