Malpuas is a very common sweet recipe in Indian homes. You can try this in your kitchen anytime.
One litre milk
One tablespoon lemon juice
One and a half tablespoon flour
One tablespoon cardamom powder
One tablespoon baking soda
One cup of sugar
One cup of water
A few saffron threads
How to prepare
To make fresh Chhena, pour one-litre of milk in a saucepan and bring to boil.
Add one tablespoon lemon juice and stir it. The milk should curdle immediately. Now strain it in a muslin cloth over a colander. Bring the ends of the cloth together and tie it. Hang it somewhere so that it can drain all the water out. This should take about an hour.
Now, mix the fresh Chenna with one and a half tablespoon flour, one tablespoon cardamom powder, salt and one tablespoon baking soda. Knead to form a smooth dough.
Cover the dough with a damp cloth and allow it to rest for a while.
In the meantime, make the sugar syrup. In a saucepan, add one cup of sugar and the same amount of water. Then, add a few saffron threads along with the cloves. Bring it to a boil and allow it to darken. The syrup should not be too watery or too sticky.
Once the syrup and dough are ready, heat enough oil in a pan to deep fry the Malpuas. Make sure the oil is medium hot.
Take a lump from the dough and flatten it using your hand or a rolling pin. Do not make it too thin or too thick. Drop it in medium hot oil and let it fry until golden brown. Once done, dip it immediately in the hot. Syrup and allow it to float.
Once all the Malpua is ready, keep them floating in the sugar syrup. Serve hot.