This Holi, satiate sweet cravings with oats and multigrain Malpua rollups

This holi dessert comes with a healthy twist.

Oats Malpua Rollups will be your guilty pleasure on Holi.
NEW DELHI: Indulge in healthy sweet treats during Holi celebrations this year. This Malpua rollups dessert has the goodness of oats and benefits of multigrain.

The dessert recipes by chef David Edward Raj, Managing Partner - Culinary Development and Innovation at Elior India, is sure to impress your guests on the festival of colours.


Semolina: 40 gms
Oat flour: 80 gms
Wheat flour: 20 gms
Milk: 120 ml
Oil: 100 ml
Desiccated coconut: 40 gms
Jaggery: 40 gms
Almonds: 20 gms
Cashew: 20 gms
Oats: 20 gms
Multigrain seed mix: 10 gms
Khoya: 20 gms
Cardamom powder: 2 gms
Sugar: 500 gms

- Heat pan on low flame. Dry roast the desiccated coconut for 2 minutes
- Add the jaggery to it and mix well
- Keep mixing the two ingredients; jaggery will take some time to melt
- Once you notice that the coconut and jaggery mixture is not sticking to the pan, add khoya to it
- Stir it continuously for 2 – 3 minutes, Add cardamom, multigrain seed mix and dry fruits
- Mix the dry fruits and turn off the flame
- Transfer it to a wide plate and let it cool

For sugar syrup
- In a pan mix water & sugar together
- Boil till syrup reaches two string consistency

For Malpua
- Take oat flour, semolina, and wheat flour in a bowl. Mix well
- Slowly, add milk to the above mixture and keep mixing it. It should not have lumps in it
- Keep the mixture aside for half an hour
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan
- Pour a ladle or spoon full of batter on the pan, spreading it evenly. It should look like a small dosa
- Once the crepe turns pale golden, flip it to cook the other side
- Take 1-2 tbsp of the filling in your palm; place it lengthwise in the centre of the Malpua and cover it with the edges
- Press it gently with a spatula to give it a shape of a frankie
- Serve warm or cold

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Pistachios, Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews: 1 cup, in equal proportions
Dates, deseeded and coarsely chopped: 1 cup
Cocoa powder: 4 tsp
Vanilla extract: ½ tsp
Pista powder: to roll


-Toast the nuts on a medium flame and set aside to cool
-Microwave the dates for 30- 45 seconds to soften them a bit
-In a processor, pulse the nuts to coarsely chop them
-Pulse the dates with vanilla and cocoa powder till it becomes a smooth paste
-Mix the nuts and dates till it becomes a smooth paste
-Mix the nuts and dates till it becomes a dough, and roll it into balls
-Roll it in the pistachio powder for the enticing green colour

(Courtesy: Chef Ashish Juyal, The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa, Gurgaon)

Ingredients Pistachios, Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews: 1 cup, in equal proportionsDates, deseeded and coarsely chopped: 1 cupCocoa powder: 4 tspVanilla extract: ½ tspPista powder: to rollMethod-Toast ..
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Honey : ½ cup
Raw almonds, roughly chopped: ½ cup
Pistachio kernels, roughly chopped: ½ cup
Sunflower seeds: ½ cup
Shredded coconut: ½ cup
Cardamom powder: 1 tsp
Salt: 2 tsp
Saffron threads: a pinch
Rosewater: 1 tsp

-Preheat oven to 300 degrees
-In a large bowl, mix honey, pistachios, almonds, rose petals, cardamom, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, salt, saffron and rose water
-Transfer the mixture on the baking tray and spread it flat
-Bake the granola in the oven for 45 minutes in total, checking it every 15 minutes to make sure that the granola bakes evenly
-After 45 minutes, remove the tray from the oven
-Let it cool for an hour
-Serve or gift this Holi

(Courtesy: Chef Ashish Juyal, The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa, Gurgaon)

IngredientsHoney : ½ cupRaw almonds, roughly chopped: ½ cupPistachio kernels, roughly chopped: ½ cupSunflower seeds: ½ cupShredded coconut: ½ cupCardamom powder: 1 tspSalt: 2 tspSaffron threads: a pi..
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For Gujiya
All-purpose flour (Maida): 1 cup
Clarified butter (Ghee): 1 tbsp
Salt: A pinch
Water: ½ cup

For Stuffing
Khoya (Mawa): ½ cup
Cashew nuts - chopped: 4
Almonds - chopped: 4
Raisins: 12-15
Desiccated coconut: 1 tbsp
Green cardamom seeds powder: ¼ tsp
Freshly grated nutmeg: 1 pinch
Sugar: 3 tbsp
Oil/ Ghee: For frying


Making the stuffing
-Heat the mawa in a pan on medium heat
-Keep stirring continuously, it will start to melt. Cook till it becomes light brown, and then turn off the stove. This takes about 3-4 minutes
-Remove it in a bowl and let it cool down to touch or let it become slightly warm
-Now add sugar, cardamom powder, nutmeg, cashews, almonds, and raisins. Mix it well and use your fingertip to break all the lumps. Keep it aside

Making the dough
-Mix all-purpose flour and salt in a bowl
-Drizzle ghee and rub it into the flour using your fingertips. You should get a breadcrumb like texture
-Start adding little water at a time. Knead into the stiff and smooth dough
-Cover it and let it rest for 15 minutes

Making mawa gujiya recipe

-After the resting time of the dough, knead the dough once again and divide it into 10 equal portions, then roll it into a smooth ball and flatten it between your palms
-Work with one flatten disc at a time. Roll it into a 4-inch diameter circle
-Put about a tablespoon of stuffing in the center
-Apply little water around the edges using your finger, or the pastry brush
-Fold it into a half circle. Seal the edges by pressing it and then by using a fork, make an indentation and seal it well. If you have gujiya molds then use those
-Make all the gujiya and keep them covered with the kitchen towel to prevent them from drying out
-When about to finish shaping, heat the oil or ghee in a pan on medium heat for frying
-Once it is hot enough, then fry a few at a time, flip or move in between for even browning
-Once it is golden brown and crispy from all sides, use the slotted spoon to remove it

(Courtesy: Chef Francis Vaz, the Chef de Cuisine at The Westin Mumbai Garden City)

IngredientsFor GujiyaAll-purpose flour (Maida): 1 cupClarified butter (Ghee): 1 tbspSalt: A pinchWater: ½ cup For StuffingKhoya (Mawa): ½ cupCashew nuts - chopped: 4Almonds - chopped: 4Raisins: 12-15..
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Whole wheat flour: 250 g
Jaggery: 250 g
Kova: 50 g
Banana ripe: 1
Milk: 100 ml
Fennel seed: 5 g
Green cardamom powder: 5 g
Ghee: 10 g
Refined Oil: to deep fry (600ml)

-Take Jaggery in pan and dissolve it by adding 500 ml of water and pinch of cardamom powder and boil it till thin syrup consistency
-Take a mixer jar, mix in all ingredients, add little milk and water blend it to get a consistency of pouring batter
-Meanwhile heat oil in a thick bottom fat frying pan
-As the oil is heating up, reduce the heat to low
-Now take a small deep ladle and spoon out the batter and deep fry till dark brown
-Take out on a paper lined plate and Dip it in the hot syrup for 5 minutes
-Now arrange in serving platter sprinkle cardamom powder on top
-Serve hot or room temperature.
-Can be served flambeed with Rum.
-Decorate with dry fruits and dried rose petals|

(Courtesy: Chef Mani Mohan Pathak, Executive Chef, Fox in The Field)

IngredientsWhole wheat flour: 250 gJaggery: 250 gKova: 50 gBanana ripe: 1Milk: 100 mlFennel seed: 5 gGreen cardamom powder: 5 gGhee: 10 gRefined Oil: to deep fry (600ml)Method-Take Jaggery in pan and..
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Almond: 1/4 cup
Saffron: a pinch
Sugar: 2 tbsp
Milk: 3 tbsp
Milk powder: 1/2 cup
Ghee: 1/2 tsp

-Soak almonds in hot water for 15 minutes and take out the skin
-Soak saffron in lukewarm milk
-Grind this almonds and sugar into a fine paste
-Grind this into a smooth paste using saffron milk
-In a heavy bottomed pan add the badam mixture, ghee and milk powder
-Keep in a medium low flame and start stirring this continuously
-Stir this till the whole mixture comes to a whole mass
-Allow this to cool. With hands slightly greased with hands make the whole mass into a smooth dough.
-Make pedas of your desired size. You can use cookie cutter too to shape them.
-Roll them into a chapati and cut them in a cookie cutter.
-Kesar badam peda are ready to serve. This can be stored in the room temperature for a day.

(Courtesy: Latest Recipe, Le Méridien Gurgaon)

IngredientsAlmond: 1/4 cupSaffron: a pinchSugar: 2 tbspMilk: 3 tbspMilk powder: 1/2 cupGhee: 1/2 tspMethod-Soak almonds in hot water for 15 minutes and take out the skin-Soak saffron in lukewarm milk..
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Milk: 1 L
Lemon Juice: 100 ml
Corn Flour: 10 g
Water: 1 L
Sugar: 500 g
Sweet Yogurt: 200 g
Mint Chutney: 50 g
Amchur Chutney: 50 g
Roasted Cumin Powder: 2 g
Black Salt: 2 g
Bhujia Sev: 5 g
Chopped Coriander: 2 g
Pomegranate Seeds: 10 g


-Boil milk in a heavy bottom pan. Once it comes to a boil, switch off the flame

-Add lemon juice till the milk curdles completely
-Using a strainer drain the water and collect the Cheena
-Rinse it under tap water so that there's no trace of lemon juice in it
-Leave it in the strainer for 10-15 minutes and then take the Cheena in your hand and squeeze out remaining water slowly
-Add corn flour and start mashing the Cheena till it’s smooth
-Once it’s smooth, make small balls out of it
-Heat sugar and water in a wide pan and wait till it comes to a full boil
-Drop the balls in boiling sugar syrup and cook for 15-17 minutes. The balls will double in size by then
-Take out the balls from the syrup and drop them in freshwater. If they sink to the bottom, the balls are done
-Put 2-3 Cheena in a serving bowl/plate and pour sweetened blended curd on it
-Add mint chutney, Amchur chutney, roasted cumin powder and black salt on top
-Garnish with coriander leaves and sev bhujiya

(Courtesy: Arun Sundararaj, Executive Chef at Taj Mahal, New Delhi)

IngredientsMilk: 1 LLemon Juice: 100 mlCorn Flour: 10 gWater: 1 LSugar: 500 gSweet Yogurt: 200 gMint Chutney: 50 gAmchur Chutney: 50 gRoasted Cumin Powder: 2 gBlack Salt: 2 gBhujia Sev: 5 gChopped Co..
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Lauki / bottle gourd / doodhi / ghiya: 600 g
Ghee / clarified butter: ¼ cup
Cashew chopped: 5
Almond, chopped: 5
Raisins: 2 tbsp
Milk: ½ cup
Sugar: ¾ cup

-Heat ¼ cup ghee and roast 5 cashew, 5 almond and 2 tbsp raisins
-Fry nuts to golden brown and keep aside
-Now add in grated lauki and sauté for 5 minutes
-Sauté till the lauki shrinks slightly and changes color
-Add in ½ cup milk and mix well
-Cook for 10 minutes or till milk thickens and lauki gets cooked completely
-Further add in ¾ cup sugar and mix well
-Sugar melts and boil for 5 minutes or till it thickens
-Add in khoya into lauki mixture and mix well
-Keep stirring till the mixture thickens and forms a mass
-Add in roasted nuts and ¼ tsp cardamom powder. Mix well
-Finally, transfer dudhi halwa / lauki halwa to a bowl and serve hot

(Courtesy: Chef Naresh Singh Rawat, Jr. Sous Chef, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru ORR)

IngredientsLauki / bottle gourd / doodhi / ghiya: 600 gGhee / clarified butter: ¼ cupCashew chopped: 5Almond, chopped: 5Raisins: 2 tbspMilk: ½ cupSugar: ¾ cupMethod-Heat ¼ cup ghee and roast 5 cashew..
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All-purpose flour: 200 g
Fennel seeds: 1 tsp
Powdered green cardamom: 1 tsp
Ghee: 1 cup
Water: 250 ml
Khoya: 50 g
Semolina: 100 g
Baking powder: ½ tsp
Milk: 500 ml
Sugar: 250 g
Saffron: as required


Making syrup
-To prepare the sugar syrup, place water in a pan over medium flame. Add sugar in it and stir until fully dissolved
-Then add 2-3 tsp milk and stir again, after a few minutes remove the scum that rises to the top
-Once the sugar syrup is thick, remove the pan from the flame and keep aside

Making batter
-Mix all-purpose flour, semolina, khoya, baking powder, fennel seeds, cardamom powder and milk
-Ensure that the mixture has a pourable consistency and is not too thick
-Once the batter is ready, keep it aside for a few minutes so that the flavor of spices and herbs are fully absorbed

-Now heat ghee in a pan over low flame
-Pour a ladleful of the mixture and spread evenly. Keep the flame low and cook till it is light brown on both sides
-Remove the cooked malpua and drain the excess ghee
-Drop the malpua in sugar syrup and allow it to soak for 10 minutes. Repeat the same with the remaining batter
-Drain the malpuas from the syrup, garnish with pistachios and serve hot

(Courtesy: Chef Naresh Singh Rawat, Jr. Sous Chef, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru ORR)

IngredientsAll-purpose flour: 200 gFennel seeds: 1 tspPowdered green cardamom: 1 tspGhee: 1 cupWater: 250 mlKhoya: 50 gSemolina: 100 gBaking powder: ½ tspMilk: 500 mlSugar: 250 gSaffron: as requiredM..
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Gram flour: 250 g
Salt: 15 g
Turmeric powder: 10 g
Chilli powder: 5 Gms
Chat Masala: 10 Gms
Bhang paste: 3 tsp
Spinach: 700 g
Refine oil for frying: 1 L

-Wash and shred spinach leaves and collect in a mixing bowl
-Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well sprinkling water with hand
-Mix until spinach leaves are coated with gram flour
-Heat the oil in Pan
-Shape and deep fry until golden colour and sprinkle the chat masala on top
-Serve hot with mint chutney

(Courtesy: Chef Prem K Pogakula, Executive Chef, The Imperial, New Delhi)

IngredientsGram flour: 250 gSalt: 15 gTurmeric powder: 10 gChilli powder: 5 GmsChat Masala: 10 GmsBhang paste: 3 tspSpinach: 700 gRefine oil for frying: 1 LMethod-Wash and shred spinach leaves and co..
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