Malida Special Traditional Sweet recipe

Malida Recipe Konkan Special Breakfast Sweet

Malida is traditional konkan recipe made as a breakfast/Snack or sometime on special occasions. It has many versions and some view it as a comfort food when they use leftover chapati’s to make this recipe. In this recipe we will make it using rice flour in an authentic way as it is usually made. You can also make the Malida recipe using wheat flour and I will show it in the forthcoming blog posts.

Watch the Video recipe of Malida: Malida Traditional Konkan Recipe

The most important ingredient in a Malida recipe is Coconut and as coconuts are found in abundant in konkan region, this special dish is a local delicacy. Try the Mangalore famous Banana Buns recipe or Soft Idli Recipe made without Baking Soda. I will show you 2 methods to prepare Malida/Maleeda, one using the Steam cooker and another through regular vessel.

Ingredients:

  • Jaggery 250 gm
  • Rice flour 250 gm
  • Coconut 1 large grated or powder
  • Water 1 cup
  • Raisins 50 gm
  • Salt 1 spoon
  • Cardamom powder 1 spoon
  • Fennel seeds powder 1 spoon

Method:

  • Firstly, Add rice flour in a bowl
  • Now Add salt in water and dissolve it
  • Secondly, Sprinkle the salted water in the rice flour bowl and mash it continuously to mix it thoroughly.
  • Method 1: using steam cooker add water upto the specified limit and place the rice flour mixture in the cooker shelf’s and cook for 5 min on full flame while checking the water in the pan.
  • Method 2: Using a vessel, add 1 ltr water and rice flour mixture and cook for 5 min on full flame
  • Cook the rice flour until it forms balls when checked with fingers
  • Take off stove
  • In a bowl add the cooked rice flour
  • Similarly, in a bowl add grated coconut and grated jaggery and mix it well
  • Add the jaggery and coconut into the cooked rice flour bowl
  • Similarly, add raisins and Mix it thoroughly
  • Tasty Rice flour Malida is Ready.
  • Serve.


Nariyal Pulao

Coconut Pulao Vegetarian Recipe (Nariyal Pulao)

Today I will show you a dish which is a traditional recipe Coconut/Nariyal Pulao, a vegetarian recipe, prepared using rice and it is made on special occasions like Marriages and Festivals. Although, this Pulao is a Vegetarian recipe but it is usually served with Chicken or Mutton Curry. The rich taste of coconut milk enhances the taste and the addition of garam masala gives earthen flavour to the dish. This coconut pulao is a special vegetarian recipe and a variation of Pulao.

Coconut or Nariyal Pulao is prepared by cooking rice in coconut milk garam masala/spices like Cinnamon and Clove is added. Also, I have shown and mentioned the process of extracting coconut milk from coconut in this recipe. You can watch the complete video recipe through this link: Coconut Pulao

For other type of Vegetarian Pulao recipe watch this Matar Pulao

Ingredients:

  • Coconut grated 1 Large
  • Rice 1 kg
  • Ghee/Clarified Butter 2-3 tbs
  • Onion 1 Large Chopped
  • Cardamom 9
  • Cloves 8-10
  • Cinnamon 5-6 pieces

Method:

  • Firstly, In a mixer jar
  • Add grated coconut with little water and grind it to a medium thick paste
  • Use the coconut paste along with water and a strainer to extract the coconut milk.
  • Secondly, Heat a vessel
  • Meanwhile, On full flame
  • Add ghee
  • Further we need to add all the garam masala
  • Add onion and roast until golden brown
  • Now add coconut milk
  • Most Importantly, Add water as per rice taken which is 1 ltr.
  • Now add salt as per taste
  • Cook until it starts boiling
  • When it is boiling add rice
  • Mix it well
  • Further, We need to dry the water.
  • When little water is remaining, close lid and cook on medium flame for 5 min
  • Coconut rice pulao is ready.
  • Serve Hot with Mutton/chicken curry.