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I received a nice note from Renuka with a beautiful pouch containing the surprise ingredient.
Malpuas are banana fritters that are commonly served as a dessert or a snack in the Indian state of Orissa. They are also popular in other parts of eastern India, such as Bihar.
The batter for Malpuas are prepared by crushing ripe bananas into a pulp, adding flour, and either a little water or milk. The mixture is delicately seasoned with cardamoms. It is deep fried in oil, and served hot. In one version of the recipe, enough sugar is added to the batter to sweeten it before frying, as is done in Bihar, whereas in another method more prevalent in Orissa, the fritters are dipped in sugar syrup after frying, instead.
There are other variations of Malpua, where bananas are replaced with pineapples or mangoes.
Ok now if it can be replaced with other fruits why not with custard!
Preparation : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins.
Custard powder - 1/2 cup
All purpose Flour - quarter cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 3 tsp (Heaped)
Soda bicarbonate - pinch
Curd - 3 tsp
Ghee/ Oil for frying
Nuts and Raisins 2 tbsp
Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Custard powder - 1/4 cup
Cardamom pw - 1/2 tsp
Method to prepare:
Heat oil. Once its hot, take a small ladleful of batter and gently put into the oil. It will nicely rise up. Turn to other side and cook well.till golden brown. Drain to a kitchen towel. Transfer to a serving bowl or tray.
Dilute custard pw with 1/2 cup milk and boil the remaining milk with cardamom powder.
Remove from fire add the sugar and diluted custard pow and return to the fire.
Sim and cook for 2 min stirring constantly. Remove from the fire and pour over the fried malpuas.
Sprinkle the remaining nuts and raisins and serve hot.
It just tasted so great.
This was the simplest dessert I have ever prepare except of course bread halwa. Malpua is something that's going to be prepared again. Thanks Renuka for making me prepare this.