Whether you call it Maleeda, Maleedo or Malida , this delicious sweet treat, is a favourite among many Muslim households. Be it if prepared for a certain Month in the Islamic Calender, or as part of sweet dish to serve at a special event, Malida has most definitely been around for eons it seems.
Upon researching more about Malida, I was amazed to find out that its actual Origin had been Afghanistan, and here I thought it was a soley “Indian” type of dish. I remember fondly, growing up in Durban, and being the little Eager Beaver?, helping out My Dadee , Mummy and Aunts in the kitchen, and how making Malida had taken up a good half of a day. Dadee (My Dads’ Mum) was from a very old school of thought, and we had to make Malida like she had been thought. Laborious to say the least, but those were such precious times and I am most grateful for all the guidance from all the women Role Models in my family???
So back to the recipe, that now takes me about an Hour to whip up, from beginning to end?. Hoping some of you do give the recipe a try and would love some feedback in the comments section below.
Author : Foodeva Marsay (@foodeva_marsay)
2 Cups Cake Flour
1 Cup Semolina (I used Jungle Taystee Wheat)
2 Tablespoon Melted Butter
1 Cup Milk
~Rub butter into the Flour and Semolina mix.
~Make a dough with the milk, adding gradually.
~Roll out dough and cut into small squares/diamonds, refer to 1st pic below.
~fry the dough in shallow/medium oil until light rosy to brown colour.
~once all the “cookies” are fried and are cool enough to touch, break them apart using your hands, no need to be particular at this stage, just crumble them small enough to fit into your Coffee Grinder. Refer to 2nd pic above.
~Grind small batches of this crumbled dough, in your Coffee Grinder, until fine.
When all the “cookies” are finely ground, add the following to it and mix through well.
~1/2 Cup Castor Sugar ( or more according to your taste)
~2 tsp ground green Elachi (Cardamom)
~2 Tablspoon of melted Butter.
That’s it, your Malida is now ready to be enjoyed whatever the occassion may be, or with just a great cuppa warm beverage?
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