Belated Pongal wishes peeps… This year Pongal was my second Pongal away from home and parents… But it was special cos I celebrated it alone with my huss… Me and him in our Mannat celebrated it together huddled in our kitchen. A celebration of Pongal followed by a small Pooja… Made the traditional Pongal recipes - Sweet and Venn Pongal. Was wonderful but I missed being in my native where we used to celebrate it early morning in front of the house. Sweet and fond memories they are…
So coming to the sweet that I made… Its named Malpua… Inspired from http://www.4thsensecooking.com/
Maida - 1/2 cup
Rava roasted - 1 cup
Milk and sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Water - 1 cup
Pistachios - for garnish
Oil - for frying
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Mix maida, Rava, baking powder and salt. Add milk-water mixture to it and make a batter. Set this aside for 15 mins.
Now take just oil in a pan, just about 1 inch from the bottom of the pan and once it is hot, pour in half ladle of batter in the center and allow it to fry for just a min. Flip it and let it roast on the other side too. Remove the malpua when the sides are little roasted and the center turns light golden brown.
Once removed from oil, dip the malpua into the sugar syrup for a min and remove them. Arrange them on a plate and garnish with chopped pistachios. This will yield crispy malpuas.
You may also soak the malpua overnight in the sugar syrup and then serve… This will make the malpua sweet and soggy. I preferred this… Yummy malpua at ur tummy's service...