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Droolworthy! Coconut Banana Malpua recipe

By Priyanka Mukherjee
Last updated on: October 22, 2014 18:33 IST
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Rediff reader Priyanka Mukherjee sent us this easy-to-make recipe of Coconut Banana Malpua.

Malpua is a delicacy enjoyed all over India. Its a sweet made in different ways in different locations. My twist to the recipe is adding the flavours of coconut , banana, fennel and camphor together. What more this simple and easy to make recipe can be best enjoyed during the festive season," says Priyanka.

Coconut Banana Malpua

Ingredients

For the batter

  • 2 small mashed bananas (I used malbhog)
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 300 ml thickened milk (500ml milk reduced to 300ml)
  • 1/2 tbsp crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/2 cup maida
  • 1/4 cup semolina
  • 1/2 tsp camphor powder

For sugar syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 to 3 whole green cardamoms
  • 1/2 tsp camphor powder

Oil for deep frying

Method

  • In a bowl, add all batter ingredients and mix well so that there are no lumps.
  • Allow it to rest for two hours.
  • In another pan, boil water, sugar, cardamom and camphor to make sugar syrup of single-thread consistency.
  • In a frying pan, heat oil and pour a ladleful of the rested batter to form a 2.5" diameter malpua.
  • Fry on medium heat. Let it cook on one side and then flip it over to cook the other side.
  • When they turn brown on both sides, drain the malpuas.
  • Immediately immerse in the sugar syrup and leave for around 30 seconds.
  • Remove and garnish it with pistachios or almonds before serving.

Image courtesy: Priyanka Mukherjee

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