Malpuas are one of the most enjoyed dessert recipes of India but high in calories. However, finding ways to make it with alternative and healthy ingredients are extremely easy. This malpua recipe is certainly healthier than its traditional counterpart, because it is baked, not fried. This recipe is a modified version of the traditional sweet malpuas made in India.
- 1/2 cup Wheat flour
- 1/2 cup powdered Oats
- 2/3 cup coconut milk
(Like I said in the article Coconut Milk – Dairy Alternative, coconut milk is very healthy and nutritious)
- 2-3 tbsp dessicated coconut
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds and 1/ tsp cardamom powder
- 1/2 cup stevia
1) In a bowl, take whole wheat flour and powdered oats and add coconut milk, dessicated coconut into it.
2) Crush fennel seeds, cardamom powder and add to the mixture.
3) Whisk well until smooth and all ingredients are well incorporated.
4) If the batter feels thick, add 1 to 2 tbsp of coconut milk to get the right consistency.
5) The batter should be of consistency Just like dosa or pancake batter. You can keep the batter thick if you like thick malpuas.
6) Preheat the oven at 180 degree C.
Prepare the sugar-free syrup
Bring two cups of water to boil in a sauce pan
Add a pinch of saffron and a few cardamom pods
Add 1/2 cup of stevia
Bring the mixture to boil.
Now simmer and allow the mixture to thicken
Make the Malpuas
Heat a griddle and brush with oil or ghee.
Pour a small ladle of batter onto the griddle just like you prepare pancakes.
Cook the malpuas covered at a medium to low temperature.
When the pancakes brown around the edges, flip them.
Let both the sides brown before transferring each malpua to a greased baking dish.
Now bake the malpuas until they are crispy. Skip baking if you like a softer malpua. In that case, cook the malpuas on the griddle for few more minutes. The process took just five minutes in a preheated oven.
Dip in syrup
Turn the heat off and allow the syrup to cool a bit.
Dip the hot and crispy baked malpuas in the warm syrup and allow them to stay for few minutes.
Take them out and place on a platter.
Garnish with chopped nuts and saffron.
Serve with extra syrup.
Make these Amazing, scrumptious and super delicious guilt-free sugar-free sweet malpuas at your home and share with your friends, family and with people who love this mouth watering dessert. They will be surprised how healthy and yummy these modified malpuas are.