Traditional Indian Dessert : Creamy Malai Vada Recipe
Traditional Indian Dessert: Mother’s Recipe—Malai Vada
Some delicious recipes, are etched in your thoughts and memories, since childhood, throughout your life. They may be simple recipes, or complex ones. But, those tastes remain in your subconscious mind. It’s difficult to get the same flavour or taste, if it’s made by someone else.
Yes, you guessed it right. Such recipes are termed as, The Mother’s Recipe.
I believe, that everyone has some of their favourite recipes, which their mother used to serve them. It’s the love of the mother, for their children, which makes the recipes, so special, so yummy, and so unforgettable.
In this article, I am sharing one of my favourite, Mother’s recipe, which I have learnt from my mother.
Creamy Malai Vada or Doodh vada, in native language, is a traditional Indian dessert, made on festivals, special occasions, and even otherwise.
Ingredients: For Malai Vada
- 1 Litre full cream milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 250 gm. flour or maida
- 1 cup ghee or refined oil
- 10 almonds, finely cut
- 4 green cardamoms, grounded
- 3-4 strands saffron
- 2 cups water
Instructions: For Malai and Creamy Malai Vada
- First of all, prepare the Malai. Boil the milk in a thick bottomed pan, on a low flame, till it reduces into half. Add sugar, cardamom powder, saffron, and finely cut almonds. The Malai is ready. Keep it aside.
- For the vadas— Mix the flour and water. Mix thoroughly, till the mixture is free flowing.
- Heat ghee or refined oil in an already hot, thick bottomed pan. Add the flour and water batter. Quickly stir the mixture, and let the water evaporate. The mixture would resemble a dough. Take it out and let it cool.
- Make small vadas or balls, once the mixture has cooled down.
- Heat a pan, add ghee or refined oil. Fry the small vadas or balls, one by one, till they turn golden brown.
- Gently add all the vadas or balls in the already prepared Malai. Let the vadas soak for 10-15 minutes.
- The creamy Malai vadas are ready to serve. They taste delicious, when they are still warm.
- Most of the Indian sweets and desserts have milk as the basic ingredient. Nowadays we hear, a lot of people complaining about lactose intolerance. If there is a problem, there is a solution also.
- Many options are available for those who have intolerance for milk or milk protein. Delicious desserts can be prepared with such milk, which is easily available in the markets.
- Similarly, if you don’t want a sugar based dessert, there is an option of sugar free desserts too.
- Special occasions, festivals, weddings are incomplete without the desserts. In all such occasions, lactose free or sugar free sweets and desserts, are especially available.
- Therefore, no need to feel deprived, if you are having such health conditions.
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