Mahua pua (Madhuca longfolia dessert)

The season marked the end of spring and the beginning of summer, the Jharkhand forest people excited for sarhul festival. The festival is also marked the beginning of New Year…

Boys dance with Dhole and villagers would gather together and drink local beverage made of dried mahua (flower).

Here I prepared the recipe mahua pua, which can be served as dessert with condensed milk, sliced almond and pistachio…

Ingredients:

  • Mawa (khoya): 200gm
  • Maida (refined flour):100gm
  • Sooji (semolina): 2tablespoon
  • Mahua: 50 gm.
  • Milk: 1cup (200 ml)
  • Fennel seed: 1 teaspoon
  • Jaggery: 50 gm.
  • Green cardamom: 4-5 no.
  • Dry coconut: 20 gm.
  • Ghee: for deep frying

Preparation:

  1. Chop dry coconut into small pieces, keep aside.
  2. Make cardamom powder, keep aide.
  3. Wash mahua; grind it along with milk and Jaggery to make fine flowing paste, keep aside.
  4. Put Maida, Sooji, together in  a big mixing bowl and make smooth batter by adding prepared mahua paste (free flowing batter not very thick not very thin), add cardamom powder and dry coconut pieces.
  5. Batter will to be used after an hour or two.

Method:

  1. Take a flat bottom fry pan. Pour sufficient ghee in it.
  2. Heat the Ghee on medium flame, after four to six minutes when it is hot pour a drop of batter. The batter should come up after few seconds, if does not means temperature is low, allow further heating and check proper temperature by putting a drop of batter.
  3. Pour a ladle full of batter to form about 3”diameter “pua”.
  4. Cook on slows to medium heat, Turn it over, when it starts to change color.
  5. Cook till golden brown (both sides).
  6. Remove from pan by pressing with two spoons to squeeze out extra ghee.
  7. Garnish with thin sliced almond or pistachio.
  8. Special mahua pua is ready to serve.
Mahua pua (Madhuca longfolia dessert)

Mahua pua (Madhuca longfolia dessert)

Ingredients

Ingredients

grind it along with milk and Jaggery

grind it along with milk and Jaggery

Put Maida, Sooji, together in a big mixing bowl and make smooth batter

Put Maida, Sooji, together in a big mixing bowl and make smooth batter

Put Maida, Sooji, together in a big mixing bowl and make smooth batter

Put Maida, Sooji, together in a big mixing bowl and make smooth batter

add cardamom powder

add cardamom powder

add cardamom powder

add cardamom powder

Batter

Batter

Pour a ladleful of batter

Pour a ladleful of batter

Cook on slows to medium heat

Cook on slows to medium heat

Cook on slows to medium heat

Cook on slows to medium heat

Turn it over

Turn it over

Remove from pan by pressing with two spoons

Remove from pan by pressing with two spoons

Mahua pua (Madhuca longfolia dessert)

Mahua pua (Madhuca longfolia dessert)

Mahua pua (Madhuca longfolia dessert)

Mahua pua (Madhuca longfolia dessert)

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