Monday, September 8, 2008

Malpura for Radharani

I have heard that Malpura is one of Srimati Radharani's favourite sweets. It is made every year at the Durban temple for Radharani's pleasure on Her appearance day. Of course, spoiling Srimati Radharani with Her favourite sweet doesn't have to be a yearly event :) Here's a recipe...

Malpura
Sweet Dumplings in Fruit Yogurt
PREPARATION AND COOKING TIME: 40 mins
YIELD: approx 45

Mix and set aside for 15 minutes:
1 cup white/powdered sugar;
2 cups ripe crushed berries or fruit;
Add to 2 1/2 cups wet yogurt and set aside;

Mix to a thick batter that clings to a spoon and let rest for 15 min:
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour;
1 cup powdered sugar;
1/2 tsp baking powder;
1/2 cup milk;
1/4 cup yogurt;
Spoon into ghee until golden brown (3-4 min). Should be crisp on outside and cooked but soft on inside;
Drain and add to yogurt;
Refrigerate for 30 mins before serving.
"All glories to Radharani! She is so dear to Krsna. Everyone is trying to love Krsna, but Krsna is trying to love Radha. Just imagine how great She is? Krsna prema is so valuable, but Krsna is after Radharani. She is so great. We have to offer Her our respects". (Srila Prabhupada)