Baked Vermicelli Malpua
A twist to the regular malpua made with wheat vermicelli and milk instead of maida. This is a healthy version which is baked instead of fried. This can be made with easily available ingredients in the pantry. A must try malpua recipe for health conscious people this festive season.
- Vermicelli 1 cup
- Whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon
- Milk powder 1 tablespoon
- Gulab jamun mix 1 tablespoon
- Cottage cheese 1/4 cup
- Fennel seeds 1 teaspoon
- Cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Baking soda a pinch
- Milk 1/2 cup
- Oil 1 teaspoon
- Ghee 1 teaspoon
- Sugar 1/2 cup
- Water 1/4 cup approximately
- Cook the vermicelli with required amount of water. I used very fine roasted wheat vermicelli.
- Drain the water if excess and allow the vermicelli to cool down.
- Meanwhile make the sugar syrup by heating the sugar and water with 2 cardamom pods. Boil it till it becomes slightly thick and sticky, I did not follow any string consistency here.
- Take the vermicelli, lightly mash it with your hand, add cottage cheese mash well, milk powder, gulab jamun mix, fennel seeds, cardamom powder and baking soda. Mix everything, add milk slowly and form a thick batter.
- Let the batter stay in room temperature for an hour.
- Grease a baking tray with oil and ghee, pour the batter with the help of a ladle, keeping space between each portion.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes. I baked in a microwave convection oven. You have to check with the time and temperature of your oven.
- Once baked dip the malpuas in sugar syrup and take it out. You can also drizzle the sugar syrup on the top if you prefer less sugar like me.
- Garnish with some chopped pistachios and serve them warm.
- If you store in the fridge heat in a microwave for few seconds before serving.
- Cottage cheese adds richness here so do not skip it.
- 2 tablespoon of either milk powder or gulab jamun mix can be used.
- Add the milk for the batter based on your desired consistency, do not make it very thin.
- We get a non stick plate with microwave convection oven which can be greased and used directly. For other ovens, line the aluminum tray with parchment and sprinkle oil and ghee.
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I like the amount of innovation that you put in each recipe.