Malpua With Rose And Saffron Syrup Recipe
Flavoured with cardamom, fennel and jaggery, stuffed with mawa and raisins these sweet pancakes are like delicious bites of heaven.
Malpua with rabri, a festive delicacy with the power to make anyone happy. Flavoured with cardamom, fennel and jaggery, stuffed with mawa and raisins these sweet pancakes are like delicious bites of heaven. Served with an exotic rose and saffron syrup and thick clotted cream(rabri), these malpuas are soft and melting in the centre with crisp laced edges. Making these malpuas is a family tradition at my place and we love to eat these along with something hot and spicy.
If you like this recipe, you can also try our other malpua recipes such as
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
- 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1/3 cup Khoya (Mawa)
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking powder
- 2 tablespoons Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf) , crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds , crushed
- 1/4 cup Raisins
- Pistachios , or almonds to garnish
- Cooking oil , to deep fry For the syrup
- 2 cup Sugar
- 1-3/4 cup Water
- 5 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
- 8 Saffron strands
- 1 teaspoon Rose Essence
- Rabri , thick clotted cream
How to make Malpua With Rose And Saffron Syrup Recipe
To begin with Malpua With Rose And Saffron Syrup, pour the milk into a saucepan and let it boil. Switch off the heat when it reaches the boiling point.
Add semolina/suji to the milk and mix well. Let it stand for 15-20 min and again mix it properly.
Add flour, sugar and mawa, mix well. Grate the mawa/khoya before adding to the mixture.
Add crushed fennel seeds, cardamom seeds and raisins and mix it gently. Cover the mixture and let it stand for at least an hour.
The next step is to make the syrup. Add measured amount of sugar and water in a saucepan and let it boil. As the sugar dissolves completely, lower the heat to medium.
Add cardamoms, saffron and rose to flavour the syrup. Keep the syrup hot.
Now to make the pancakes/malpuas, heat sufficient oil in a deep fry pan for frying. As the oil is heating up, beat the batter really well. Add baking powder to the batter just before frying.
Once the oil is hot, reduce it to the lowest point. Next, take a ladle full of batter, pour it gently into the oil and do not touch.
Once it starts to get golden brown, turn it over and let it fry on the other side as well.
Deep fry till nicely brown. The edges should start to get crispy but the centre still be a little soft. Drain the pancakes on tissues.
Dip it in the hot rose and saffron syrup.
To serve the malpuas, remove the pancakes/malpuas from the syrup, transfer them to individual plates, pour a bit of syrup on top and garnish it with almonds and pistachios. Serve with cold rabri on the side.
Swayam is a banker by profession who must work to pay for a dirty little eating habit. "I love my books, am yet to meet a piece of chocolate I didn't like and I love rainbows". Swayam cooks from her memory and her heart. She loves to experiment a lot with various cuisines of the world. Recently she had one of her recipes featured on the menu of a restaurant, The Egg Factory in Bangalore. She is self-confessed coffee friend, a quintessential night owl and kicks off her mornings with Yoga. She is also an Odissi dancer that she uses to unwind after a long day.