Malpua ( ମାଲପୁଆ )
| Speacility :
|| Paush Sankranti
| Ingredients :
|| 1 cup Maida (All purpose flour) ( ମଇଦା )
water or milk to make a thick batter ( କ୍ଷୀର କିମ୍ବା ପାଣି )
1 ripe banana ( ପାଚିଲା କଦଳୀ )
1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder ( ଗୁଜୁରାତି ଗୁଣ୍ଡ )
1 spoon of (saunf) ( ପାନ ମହୁରି )
A pinch of baking soda ( ବେକିଂ ସୋଢା )
vegetable oil or ghee (ରିଫାଇନ୍ ତେଲ କିମ୍ବା ଘିଅ )- for deep frying ( ଛାଣିବା ପାଇଁ )
|| How to Prepare ( ପ୍ରସ୍ତୁତି ପ୍ରଣାଳୀ ) :
Take a bowl, mix maida and water( or milk) to make a thick batter. Add baking soda to this and keep it for 4-5 hours. Then add the mashed banana, crushed green cardamoms and pana mahuri to it. Keep mixing the mixture for 3-4 mts and set aside till you make the sugar syrup. To prepare sugar syrup, add sugar and water in a stainless steel vessel and allow the sugar to melt . Simmer the sugar syrup for 10-12 mts on low medium flame. Add cardamom powder and turn off heat. Set aside.Heat ghee in a small vessel or pan on low medium flame for 3-4 mts. Pour a small ladle full of batter in the center of the pan without spreading it. The batter will spread on its own. Do not try to touch the pancake till it starts to turn golden along the edges. It will slowly get immersed in the ghee and cook on medium flame till the sides are golden brown.Flip it over and cook on medium flame for another 2-3 mts or till it turns golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to drain the Malpua and place it in the sugar syrup immediately. Fully immerse the Malpua in the sugar syrup and let it sit for half a minute. Remove with a slotted spoon such that the sugar syrup drains off the Malpua and then place it on a serving plate.
|| Malapua ( ମାଲପୁଆ ) is an pancake served as a dessert or a snack. which is also served to Jagannath in his Sakala Dhupa (Morning food served to the lord). It is During Paush Sankranti.