As I have talked about the variety of sweets of Bengal already, today I will talk about one more traditional home-made sweet. Almost all the sweets are prepared from sweetened and finely ground chhena (Indian cottage cheese). Shondesh or Sandesh, Rasgulla or Roshogolla.
Today I will talk about that traditional Bengali dessert which is prepared at many households on different occasions. This is known as “Chanar Malpua”. Malpua is a common sweet item among many households but this Chanar Malpua is a bit different and is tastier compared to the other forms of Malpua.
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp saffron
- 1 cup white flour
- Chopped cashews
- 1 cup chenna
- Oil for frying
Sugar syrup preparation:
Add the 2 cups of water to the 2 cups of sugar in a bowl and boil it for 10-12 minutes. Remember not to make the syrup thicker else the Malpua won’t get soaked properly.
- Mix the white flour with the chenna properly. Keep mixing till the flour gets mixed completely.
- Add the chopped cashews with the chenna and white flour mix.
- Heat the oil.
- Make small rounds and flatten it with your palm.
- Drop one at a time to the hot oil and fry till somewhat golden brown.
- Drain and place into the syrup for 5 mins.
- Garnish with chopped cashews and serve hot.