This is the beautiful logo created by Lakshmi, read about how Arusuvai Friendship Chain was started here.
I received a nice note from Renuka with a beautiful pouch containing the surprise ingredient.
First few details on Malpuas for myself.
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.
Source - Wikipedia
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:
Mix the flours and custard, sugar, soda and curd. Beat well to form a thick batter. Add little water if too thick. When you beat it, you will get a thick smooth batter. So try avoiding water as much as possible. Too much water can soak oil. Mix in half the chopped nuts and raisins to the batter. This need not rest, the consistency for soft malpuas are beating it well.
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.
I had a neighbor dropping in and when she tasted, she couldn't believe that it was prepared at home. I felt really happy seeing her wonder struck face.
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.
I am sending a surprise ingredient to Kamini and Anita. Both of them were so sweet enough to accept it from me. I am yet to choose what to send, but have to really think hard on what can be difficult to experts like them!
Arusuvai Friendship Chain ~ Custard Malpua
This Instant Rabri Malpua is something you can make very quickly
RAKS KITCHEN says
Thats very new to me too...:))Looks beautiful srivalli!!
This chain of friendship is so amazing!!!
That dish which is very new to me but it looks pretty n yummy!!
The chain concept is so nice, gives me a warm feeling, the malpuas look delicious Sri!
That was innovative - using malpua to soak up custard!
I am looking forward to what I might receive soon...the mystery heightens the curiosity!
looks great 🙂
Raaga, thank you.!
Rajeswari...yeah this is the first time I am making it...thank you
Padmaja, thanks, yes this does give us a lot to interact with people.
Beautiful colorful dish. Great going with Arusuvai Sri!:))
Thanks Asha, its good to have you back!, hope you had a great break!
thats a new to me...very glad that u guys are rocking wid this chain event...dish sounds yumm....
Happy cook says
Yum yum they just look delicious. And who can say no to custard.
You girls are really having fun with this Arusuvai Friendship chain.
wow, that looks delicious 🙂
Great idea with custard Srivalli. Looks absolutely mouthwatering.
maipua in custardd nice idea looks soo delecious
Great dish.. Looks awesome & yummy!!
Such a beautiful bag sent my Renuka.. Wish I would be back in India and be a part of Arusuvai..:DD
The Malpuas look heavenly Srii, I am sure they must have tasted the same..:) thanks for such a nice, elaborative post.. will make next time I get custard powder from Indian stores.. take care and cya..
SUGARCRAFT INDIA says
Wow!! Thats really new to me....always had them seperately...Must give it a try!
Latha Narasimhan says
Lovely recipe dear! This is a sure try for me! 🙂 Love the way this chain is continuing!:) I would love to see the picture of that attractive bag! 😀
You gals are having fun. If only you could slip a package to an overseas blogger.
It is interesting to know this recipe Valli. Viji
I knew that you would find out the ingredient.I first thought of some flour but good i sent you this,there you are srivalli with such a new recipe hats off to you
The friendship chain is getting the better of everyone....nice creation and looks very tasty
Oh this looks sooooo good.
Wow! What a unique idea of Malpua in custard!!
bindiya, yeah its very interesting to check out what the ingredient is!
sagari, Kamini, Meera, Cynthia, Seema, Happy cook, thank you...
Laavanya, yeah it was very delicious
Anita, hahah..yeah I am still planning what to send you!..
remya, thanks..this was the first time I did..
Mandira, thanks...it was indeed
Siri, you are most welcome to come down!..:D
Swati, thanks ..do try and let me know!
Lathamma..thank you, do try and let me know!
Suganya, hhaha...will see what can be done!..:)
Viji, thank you..
renuka, thanks for sending this. It was very tasty. If not for this I wouldn't have tried it.
bhags, glad you started it!
How did I miss this one??Oops I was in Chennai and seems I had to catch up with lots!! 🙂
I told renuka to send you something complicated..:)..
Brilliant guess!!!So as the recipe selection!:)
Nice recipe, Sri....
I do blog from India and am definitely interested in being a part of the chain. how do i go about it???
Cynthia, thank you!
Meera, thank you thank you...I am glad you liked it
Bharathy, yeah how did you misss..very mean!!...hahah...thanks for the tips given to renuka...
Jayashree, thank you...glad to know you are interested...can you drop me a line at [email protected]...
looks like a great keeper recipe Srivalli.Will definetly try this one.
I read all things and like it very much. I also like to be your fiend for this Arusuvai Friendship Chain. I also check the Latha blog for that. This is excellent idea. You made excellent item form Custard powder. It is very lovely dish I will also make it. Thanks for your lovely comment.
Very creative to have used custard powder to make malpuas. BTW, I blog from India and would love to be part of the arasuvai chain.
You have got a nice blog here and I am interested to be part of this chain.............
Hey!! That was quick! Thanks so much for visiting - and yes! yes! I would love to be part of the chain - though I wonder whether I can be so innovative!!
Thanks for vising, Srivalli. I never knew there were so many food bloggers in India! I would love to be a part of Arusuvai Friendship Chain. But I know absolutely no one else who blogs. Does that matter?
And by the way, great site! I see some really cool recipes I want to try.
Hi Srivalli, may I say Sri?, I just posted my recipe with Jayashree's secret ingredient. Do look! I still haven't summoned courage to make malpuas!
The custard malpua looks amazing! Want a creative recipe.
I am a new blogger from Pune,India. Was amazed to find so many India bloggers here. Cant wait to visit ur other recipes and other indian blogs and make new friends. (+ try out new things.)
Swati Raman Garg says
OMG ... so much gonig on and i just want to be everywhere...:)
tell me how do i go about...
and custard malpua is such an interesting combi...
Swati Raman Garg says
sri my mail bounces back everytime.. let me know how do i get into the loop
looks wow!!!!!!!!1 wish i could eat it just now!!!!!!! will tyr it sometime soon!!!
i tried this recipe. and actually the puri was little hard. rest, the taste was really good. can you suggest me any ideas to get it better. loved the taste though 🙂
Hello Anon, Thanks for trying this dish. I remember the puri being very soft. So not sure how yours turned hard. It might be crispy sometimes, mostly when the batter is little thin. But try adding a pinch more of soda. Resting it for more time, can result in absorbing more oil.
Do try again and let me know..I know it was very delicious..
hi i am making this for diwali celebrations tonight and i am havigna asmall problem. When I mixed the batter for malpuas the batter becomes very thick, there is no moisture to mix it, am i doing something wrong? Am i supposed to heat sugar and add it?
Aparna, try beating it well. if needed add few drops of water. No need to add sugar. When it is cooked the sugar will naturally melt and gives softness.