11 May 2014

Malido

Happy Mother's Day!

Make some Malido for Mum!

Malido a Parsi Sweet Fudge made from Semolina and Wheat flour




Malido is the essential sweet dish used as an offering at a Jashan. (Parsi /Zoroastrian religious prayer ceremony) Made from semolina, wheat flour, ghee, eggs and sugar and garnished with nuts it is simply delicious! This recipe makes about a kilo.
Ingredients:

3/4 cup coarse semolina
1 cup wheat flour
2 heaped dsp. ghee (clarified butter)
1 and a 3/4 cup sugar
4 tsp. milk powder
½ tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1 cup water
2 dsp. Rose water
½ tsp. vanilla essence
2 knobs of butter
2 eggs beaten with a little milk
Nuts to garnish.

Method:

In a heavy bottomed pan or a non-stick pan melt the ghee. 
Add the semolina and wheat flour and keep on stirring till it becomes golden brown.
Add salt
Add sugar, milk, water and milk powder and keep on stirring on a low heat.
When it starts sticking to the bottom or the mixture leaves the sides, add the rose water, vanilla essence and the beaten eggs.
Keep on stirring until it thickens on a very low flame.
Lastly add the butter and stir in well.
Pour mixture in a serving dish and garnish with nuts such a charoli (or chironji -if available), sliced almonds, pistachios and raisins. 

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