Thursday, September 2, 2010

Malpua - Gokulashtami Celebration

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Guess what?!! The little Krishna and Radha are none other than me years back. ;)


Happy Krishna Jayanthi!

Vishnu, the protector of the universe and one of the Hindu Trinity, is said to take birth in this mortal world whenever it is overburdened with sinners, who by their wicked actions upset the equilibrium of the earth. One such incarnation is his birth as the son of king Vasudeva and his wife Devaki. He was then given the name of Sri Krishna, and his story is recorded in the famous work of the Hindus known as Bhagavatam.

The birthday of this marvelous child is celebrated as a festive and sacred day on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Shravana called Aadi in Tamil which corresponds to the English months of August-September.

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The day of celebration is known by different names. Some call it Krishna Jayanthi and few call it Janma Ashtami day, while a good many call it Gokula Ashtami and Sri Jayanti. :)

Anyways everything means "Happy Birthday dear Krishna" ;)

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On this day we used to decorate the idols of lord Krishna and do special pooja. We also make a lot of kid friendly sweets and savories since Krishna is considered a kid always :)


Top Left - Krishna made with murukku dough by mom ;)

This year along with the usual offerings like milk, butter, navaneetham, dry fruits, fruits etc. we made butter murukku, Sweet seedai, Sweet aval and a special exotic sweet called Malpua :)

You can find last year's celebration here.

Malpua



Ingredients:

For malpua -

All purpose flour/Maida - 1/2 cup
Semolina(Sooji/Rava) - 1 cup
Sweetened condensed milk(Milk maid) - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Water - 1 cup
Pistachios - for garnish
Oil - for frying

For sugar syrup -

Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cups

Method:

In a bowl, mix maida, semolina, baking powder and salt. Add the condensed milk and water to it and make a batter. Set this aside for 15 mins.

Meanwhile mix sugar and water in a pan and allow it to boil till it comes to one sting consistency.

Now take just enough oil in a pan, say about 1 inch from the bottom of the pan and once it is hot enough pour in half ladle of batter in the center and allow it to fry for just a min. Flip it and let it roast on the other side too. Its time to remove them when the sides are little roasted and the center turns light golden brown.

Once removed from oil, just dip in the malpua into the sugar syrup for a min and remove them. Arrange them on a plate and garnish with chopped pistachios.

Extremely yummy malpua is ready to eat :)

Serve it warm. :)

Celebrate any occasion with a very delicious malpua :)



Festivals and celebrations are the reminiscence of our beautiful life. I never fail to celebrate any, hope you all too. :)

Happy Gokulashtami :)


My favorite nostalgic pic :) My sis as Yeshodha and Me as kutty Krishna ;)

Written by: Nithya
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46 comments:

Ria Mathew said...

Nithya, it's a beautiful post.That malpua is beckoning me! I am already thinking of an event where I can make them!

DEESHA said...

you look so cute Nithya .. The Malpuas look lovely

prasanna venkatesh said...

wow !! kicha must have never left your place yesterday :-) new sweet ! and nice nostalgic pics :-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

cute pictures..yummy recipe

jeyashrisuresh said...

cute pictures of u and ur sis.
Malpua is an new dish which i am hearing for the first time.looks awesome and loved the pistas on the top

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Cute pics Nithi..Loved the malpua so much. Sounds easy to make will try it !!!

Pavithra said...

Beautiful pictures nithi..I love malpua..looks tempting.. Cute pictures of u and anu...:)

Prerna said...

Awww ooo aaaa!! What a cute cute post :-)
I love that krishna pratima made out of dough?! And let me tell you I never ever can make such perfectly round malpua!

Mriganayani said...

Nithya - everything looks fabulous! I'm sure Krishna was a very satisfied birthday boy yesterday! Especially after those malpuas! They look divine!

Hari Chandana said...

Nithya, you look sooo cute.. beautiful and wonderful post..

An Open Book said...

i love the malpoa first pic..and is sooo droolworthy

Srivalli said...

Just too awesome!..you look very cute and your mom's krishnar is out of the world!..I know where you have your creativity flowing..:)

Divya Kudua said...

You look so cute as Krishna..loved the decorations..reminds me of the celebrations at my place!!Malpua looks delectable,the close-up pic actually made me drool..lovely!!

Shanthi said...

you look cute and malpuas are super

Satya said...

hey nithya,
its a beautiful post ...happy gokulashtami to u n ur family dear ...all krishna n radha are very very cute n beautiful ...mine favorite is the one hand made..he is very cute n divine ...love the prasadam spread n malpuas simply awesome ...wow ..thankq somuch for sharing this recipe ...yummy ..i love it

notyet100 said...

i got so nostalgic reading this,..missing home very badly,..:-(

Sharmilee! :) said...

Acho so cute krishna....ur sis looks pretty as radha too :) Havent heard of this sweet named malpua...looks so yum!

RV said...

Those are really cute pics of yours and I loved the pic with Krishna's reflection. I see your pinwheel cookies in neivedyam. Is this for the Modern Krishna. Hope you had a good time. Happy Janmashtami.

kothiyavunu.com said...

cute post..loved ur mom kutty dough krishna..malpua is new recipe to me..looks tempting dear..:-)
Happy Krishna Jayanthi to you & your family!!

Shankari said...

Malpua looks yum! Will defn give it a shot. Thanks for sharing the recipe. This monday, am planning on dressing up mylittle one as Krishna. I was wondering what to dress up my older daughter as, and your last snap came to my rescue, she will be Krishna's mommy :)

GEETHA ACHAL said...

மிகவும் அழகாக இருக்கின்றிங்க நித்யா...சூப்பர்ப்...

Panchpakwan said...

Very cute pics of your dear..
Happy gokulashtami.. Malpua looks so yuumy.

Panchpakwan said...

Very cute pics of your dear..
Happy gokulashtami.. Malpua looks so yuumy.

Priya said...

Cute pictures Nithya, brings me loads of beautiful memories, coz i do have somewat the similar pictures of mine and my sister..Malpua looks irresistible..Love the krishna with murukku dough, kudos to ur mom..

Rachana said...

Wow! Awesome post, Nithya :-) I loved the Krishma made of murukku dough. And, the malpuas are tooo tempting!

Nisha said...

Beautiful Post

Gulmohar said...

You were a cute baby Nithi :-)Now I know where you got the artistic talent from..your mom..The murukku dough Krishna looks wonderful..so is your pics :-)Happy Janmashtami !

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What beautiful memories dear. Love those old pics. Love that brass idol of bal krishna, lovely. I need to buy a small idol of bal krishna, I always wanted it.

Loving the malpua presentation. I have never add baking powder in malpua, so will surely give your way a try :)

Leena said...

Cute pics Nitya...Malpua looks yum!

Abhilash Pillai said...

Malpua... This is the first time I see this dish... or hear about it but you know what? It looks good... Atleast your pics say it looks great...

Nice to see your pics as a krishna and radha... My parents never told me to dress in that manner :( Anyway... its good awakening the old nostalgic moments from the past...

Haaapy birthday krishna....

VS said...

I love Malpua. This is was only dish of my choice in my wedding reception menu. Oh I ate so many of them :-)Nostalgia...
Cute pics!

Smita Srivastava said...

The Malpua looks so tempting ....Loved ur previous post too !!
Both of u look great in the clicks ....

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Both looking so sweet..........This year you missed out cadbury's chocolate.Yummy...

Indrani said...

Such a nice post, Nithya...you looked so cute as both Krishna and Radha.....I want to see a now and then photo of yours as Radha/krishna......malpua looks so mouth watering..your pics are truly awesome

shivani said...

Thanks for this recipe , i was searching for the recipe which makes Malpua soft. The one you made so yummy

nivedita said...

Perfect post.
Very cute clicks.
Yummy malpua.
I loved the Krishna with murukku dough.
Searching for the words!!

♥Aps♥ said...

U both luk like darlings....:) nd yeh its a divine post...:) Malpua is tempting me to grab it now :D

Chitra said...

U look very cute .. Awesome clicks of malpua. new to me. Also the offering plate looks too gud :)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Nice post Nithya.Love those cutie pics:)

Latha said...

Lovely pictures and delicious Malpua. The M.dough Krishna looks amazing.

Sranj said...

Nithya..! Now we know.. ! its all the genes!! Just loved that Krishna made of dough by your mom!!!... perfect!

Loved the recipe.. looks simple too.. will try!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely post,you looks so so cute :) :) Thanks for sharing those!
Malpua is very new to me,perfect rounds too!

Shabs.. said...

Sooooo nice nits....i loved the pics n write ups.....u look soo cute and is ur sissy...even i feel nostalgic seeing them..Hugs...hugs.....i have never heard or eaten malpuas!....

Jayashree said...

You look so cute, N. The malpuas look soft and delicious.

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

hey nithi check my site.. have posted the same recipe.. Again took frm ur site and as usual never failing recipe with an awesome taste.. thanks for making my parents happy!!!!

Scribblingzzz.. said...

Yummy malpua and cute pics... I tried it at home and they were tasty but wasn't as thin as urs :(

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