‘A Conspiracy To Keep Me Fat!’ Smriti Irani Can’t Ignore The Urge To Relish Sweet Malpuas!

by Shreya Rathod
‘A Conspiracy To Keep Me Fat!’ Smriti Irani Can’t Ignore The Urge To Relish Sweet Malpuas!

Indian sweets are popular all over the world. Whether it is hot gulab jamun or cold rasmalai, an Indian meal is incomplete without a delicious sweet dish! And just like every other Indian, Union Minister Smriti Irani loves relishing different sweet dishes after a healthy meal! She shared a pic of malpuas, her sweet dish of the day on Instagram; take a look!

Smriti Irani Loves Malpuas!

Credits: Smriti Irani/ Instagram

She shared a pic of a dessert tray that included three malpuas. She asserted that there is, nevertheless, an ongoing “conspiracy to keep her fat” behind her back. Smriti Irani is sceptical about it as she was just given this mouthwatering dessert after a lunch of “sauteed broccoli.” “It is a conspiracy to keep me fat, when after a meal of sauteed broccoli they serve malpua,” the caption in the image stated.

Smriti Irani savoured three malpuas served with rabri. The malpuas were served with dry fruits like cashew, raisins, almond, and walnut to make them exceedingly savoury. We decided that we had to look at some incredible versions of this Indian treat after hearing the Union Minister’s tale.

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Why Is The Dessert Everyone’s Favourite?

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Originally from the East Indian subcontinent, malpua is a sweetened breakfast that is frequently eaten in Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It is also sometimes offered as a snack with afternoon tea. To make the malpua batter, ripe bananas or coconut are chopped and combined with flour, water, and/or milk in some areas.

Cardamoms are occasionally used to subtly season the combination. It is heated up after being deep-fried in oil. The Malpua fritters are dipped in syrup in Odisha after being fried. Before the batter is fried, sugar is added to the Bihari version of this dish.

However, the North Indian version does not contain dry fruits. Additionally, there are several variations of this dish made including rava, maida, milk or yoghurt. This is usually served as a sweet dish during Holi.

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Malpua, also referred to as Marpa in Nepal, is produced specifically in the Kathmandu Valley. The ingredients include maida, mashed-up ripe bananas, fennel seeds, milk, peppercorns and sugar to make a batter and baked.

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva & Smriti Irani/ Instagram