Malida is a famous Bohri sweet made on the occasion of Eid ul Adha or Bakri Eid. It is a healthy concoction of whole wheat flour, jaggery, ghee and of course dry fruits.
Dumplings or as we call it “muthias” made from whole wheat dough are deep fried, powdered and mixed with remaining ingredients which yields a healthy “sand” like sweet.
Bohris enhance their malida with “gundar” i.e. edible gum or gond, charoli and some dry coconut.
Commonly, leftover rotis are powdered and used instead of kneading dough as it is faster and a good way to use leftover rotis. A healthier version calls for making thick rotis of the prepared dough which is roasted on the griddle and then powdered. Ingredients remain same, the method might vary and surprisingly the final result turns out the same so it’s all about how you choose to prepare Malida. There are many ways of preparing this dish but the authentic way of “frying the dough” is the one I have shared in my post today.
The recipe shared is also the one I prepared for my Bohri Home Chef event at The Resort, Madh-Marve. Images of Malida are from the event itself.
Whole wheat flour (atta) – 1 cup
Semolina (rawa) – 2tbsp
A pinch of salt
Water – 1/2 cup
Ghee – 50grams
Mawa – 150grams
Jaggery – 120grams
Dink / Gundar / Edible Gum – 15grams
Charoli – for garnish
Oil for deep frying
Step 1 – Make a tough hard dough using flour, semolina, salt and water.
Step 2 – Make balls with finger impressions (muthias) and deep fry them in hot oil over medium flame.
Step 3 – Once fried, leave the balls to cool. Meanwhile melt ghee in a pan and fry the edible gum till it puffs up well. Remove and keep aside.
Step 4 – In the same ghee melt jaggery and let the entire mixture bubble up.
Step 5 – Immediately add the crushed mawa and mix well. Remove from flame.
Step 6 – Crush or grind the deep fried muthias and add to the jaggery mixture. Work fast with warm mixture to achieve the right malida consistency.
Step 7 – Serve the malida hot garnished with lots of charoli and fried gum.
Till then, Love Being a Mommy!