Rita’s Malido

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 11 comments

 

Ingredients

  • 8  Cups Whole wheat flour
  • 550 Gram Evaporated dry milk powder (or 250 grams of mavo aka khoya)
  • 1 kg 350 g castor sugar
  • 1 Cup  Milk approx
  • 7 Eggs  beaten
  • 1 Cup  Pistachio
  • 1 Cup  Blanched almonds  slivered
  • 1/2 Cup  Sultanas (Raisins)
  • 2 tsp powdered cardamoms and nutmeg
  • Rosewater to taste
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/4 Kg Ghee approx

Method:

  1. Mix flour, salt, milk and 3-4 tbsp ghee and bind.
  2. Knead and roll into rotlis.
  3. Shallow fry in a little of the measured ghee.
  4. Cool and break into fine pieces, like rough semolina.
  5. Make thin syrup with sugar and a little water.
  6. Cool and add eggs, mavo and broken pieces of fried rotlis.
  7. Add remaining ghee and cook on a low fire, till ghee rises to top.
  8. Remove this ghee if desired. I would!
  9. Cool and add rosewater.
  10. Sprinkle with nuts, sultanas and cardamom and nutmeg mixture, and cherries.

Serve malido warm and garnished with fried almonds/raisins/cashews. Some folks add cherries as well. Enjoy!

The Baj Malido is accompanied with some fruits like Bananas, Apples and Dates. Papri is a unleavened bread that accompanies this. Get Recipe here.

Rita Jamshed Kapadia

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11 Comments

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Rita

Oct 10, 2018, 10:28 am

Hi Mahrukh,

Thanks so much for pointing this out. I have added the mavo to the recipe.

Yes, I had not listed mavo but you can use 250 grams of fresh mavo instead of evaporated milk.
I prefer dry evaporated milk powder so the malido does not spoil so eeasily. Mavo tends to spoil if left outside for more than 5 hours.

Best wishes and do share a picture and note when you make it.
Rita

Mahrukh Mogrelia

Oct 10, 2018, 10:32 pm

There is no mavo in ingredients but while cooking you have mentioned, so is it evaporated milk you mean.

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Jul 7, 2017, 10:20 am

Thank Ketty. It was confusing to have the “tbs” measures in this Malido recipe. I have removed them. Usually when I make Malido, I go by eyesight and taste adding ingredients approx.

Another thing if anyone is making Malido for a prayer ceremony like Jashan, pls do not add any water or rosewater. Only milk.

Ketty Wadia

Jul 7, 2017, 7:25 pm

You have mentioned 16 tbs for 8 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup milk , pistachios and almonds each and 1/2 cup in your recipe for sultanas.
So how can 16 tbs be for 1cup 1/2 cup and 81/2 cups.?

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