Saturday, January 2, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR with Malpoa!

Happy New Year everyone! This is just wishing everybody great health and wealth and sending loads of love to all who care to visit this blog of mine !:)

Malpoa is a traditional bengali sweet dish that is served in all festivals and even in weddings. The deep fried pan cakes (well sort of!) dripping in thick sugar syrup is a favorite among all ! It is simple to make and you can tweak it as you like: like you can add kheer to the batter, or condensed milk, or maybe some chopped dry fruits and some strands of saffron . But what I made for New year was the simplest version and served hot after lunch or dinner it is simply a mouth watering delight!

What you need:
flour--1 cup
Suji/ semolina--4 tbsp
milk --1 and 1/4 cup
sugar--1 tbsp
grated coconut--1/2 cup
oil-- for frying

Sugar syrup:
2 cups sugar
1 and 3/4 cup water

Over low heat , in a pan boil the sugar and water to a syrup .It should be hot but not boiling.

Meanwhile in a bowl mix all the ingredients and whisk so that there are no lumps.
Now heat oil in a pan and add a ladle full of batter. Fry until golden brown on both sides.
Directly add the malpoa to the sugar syrup and let it soak for a couple of minutes.
Serve hot!

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