Malpuas

Malpuas are Indian version of pancake topped with reduced flavored milk known as rabdi. Malpua is a very exotic Indian dessert made for festive occasions.

Malpuas are Indian version of pancake topped with reduced flavored milk known as rabdi. Malpua is a very exotic Indian dessert made for festive occasions.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Approx. 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced pistachios for garnishing

 

Method:

  1. Boil milk in heavy bottom pan over medium high heat till it reduces to about 1 cup, stir the milk occasionally and keep scrapping the sides. Add the cardamom and mix. This should take about 15 minutes after milk comes to boil. This is known as rabdi.
  2. In a bowl mix flour, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1/3 cup of milk (rabdi), and about 1/3 cup or as needed water to make a smooth batter of pouring consistency. Keep the batter for about four to five hours before making the malpua.
  3. Add the remaining sugar to remaining milk (rabdi) and mix, set aside. This will be used for garnishing.
  4. Heat the non stick skillet over medium heat and grease it generously. Let the skillet get moderately hot.
  5. Pour approx. 1-1/4 tablespoons batter to the skillet and gently spread to 2-1/2 inch circle, to form a pancake. After top of the batter start drying spread about ½ teaspoon of clarified butter. Wait another minute and flip the malpua.
  6. Malpua should be golden brown on both sides.
  7. Set the malpuas in serving plate and pour about 1 teaspoon of reduced milk over and garnish with pistachios.
  8. Malpuas are ready to serve.