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Malidalu from Indian State Telangana

Updated: Jan 11

Malida is a traditional sweet dessert. It is made from leftover chapati or roti that is crumbled and pounded, then stir fried with ghee, sugar, dried fruits, and nuts. Malida is often given to young children in the winter as ghee is believed to warm the body and prevent colds.

The word 'malida' comes from Pashto word meaning 'finely crushed', this implies that the Parathas or Rotis are broken down into smaller pieces and mixed with various other ingredients to make this sweet dish.


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Malidalu

Malidalu
Malidalu

Course : Snack

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time : 10 minutes

Process time : 20 minutes

Total time : 30 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • Leftover chapathi - 3

  • Ghee - 2 tsp

  • Almonds - 2 tsp

  • Dry grapes - 2 tsp

  • Pista - 2 tsp

  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

  • Brown sugar or jaggery - 1/4 cup

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl cut the cooked chapati into pieces, grind them into powder, keep aside

  2. In a pan add, ghee, chopped almond, dry grapes and pista, sauté them well

  3. Add grated coconut and brown sugar or jaggery, mix all

  4. Now add chapati powder to it and mix well

  5. While warm, make shapes and serve

  6. Store them in air-tight container and can be used within 1 week when kept in refrigerator

Pictorial:

cut the chapati into pieces
cut the chapati into pieces

grind to powder, keep aside
grind to powder, keep aside

in ghee, chopped nuts
in ghee, chopped nuts

grated coconut
grated coconut

brown sugar
brown sugar

chapati powder
chapati powder

mix
mix

while warm, hold shape
while warm, hold shape

ready to eat
ready to eat
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