Malpura (Ricotta Pancakes in Cardamom Syrup)

Ricotta Pancakes in Cardamom Syrup (Malpura)

Ricotta Pancakes in Cardamom Syrup (Malpura)

Ricotta pancakes soaked in cardamom syrup and sprinkled with pistachios make a creamy, ethereal dessert.Ariana Lindquist

These creamy pancakes soaked in cardamom syrup and sprinkled with pistachios make an ethereal dessert.

Malpura (Ricotta Pancakes in Cardamom Syrup)
These creamy pancakes soaked in cardamom syrup and sprinkled with pistachios make an ethereal dessert.
Yield: makes ABOUT 13 PANCAKES

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 14 tsp. saffron
  • 3 whole green cardamom pods, cracked
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese, drained in a sieve overnight
  • 1 cup flour, sifted
  • 14 cup ghee or clarified butter
  • 14 cup chopped pistachios

Instructions

  1. Simmer sugar, saffron, cardamom, and 1 cup water in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat for 12 minutes. Mix ricotta, flour, and 34 cup water in a bowl to make a batter. Heat ghee in a 12" nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, spoon 2-tbsp. portions of batter into skillet, and fry until golden, 2-3 minutes. Arrange pancakes in a shallow dish with sides; pour cardamom syrup over top, sprinkle with pistachios, and let soak for 5 minutes before serving.