Wheat Flour Milk Cake | Paal cake

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Wheat Flour Milk Cake | Paal cake | Soft & Juicy Malabar Tea Stall cake | with step by step photos and video. A popular and tasty dessert recipe from the kerala cuisine made with milk powder and plain flour. It is a classical south Indian dessert recipe known for its gulab jamun like texture and appearance, yet has to offer different taste and flavour. it is generally made for occasions and celebrations as dessert, but can also be served as a tea time snack.

A very popular tea stall sweet snack recipe from Kerala, loved by most of the malayalis. These snacks are very popular among our present generation also. The aroma of just milk and sugar cooked for a couple of hours can melt away any kind of stress! Paal cake has a crispy crust with soft juicy inside.

How to make Wheat Flour Milk Cake | Paal cake ?

Wheat Flour Milk Cake | Paal cake | Soft & Juicy Malabar Tea Stall cake | with step by step photos and video. Generally, south Indian cuisine has always termed for morning breakfast or for evening snacks.A popular milk and sugar syrup based Kerala sweet recipe known for its soft and crunchy texture with sugar syrup inside.

Firstly, the dough is prepared using wheat flour, milk powder and baking powder along with the wet ingredients. Then the dough is flattened and further cut into small rectangle shapes. These cakes are further fried and soaked in sugar syrup. Make sure the sugar syrup and fried cake is hot while soaking. Moreover, if you feel you need softer and juicier paal cake, you may dip it in the sugar syrup for more time.

Further,  I personally believe gulab jamun is softer compared to this milk cake. this is perhaps due to the fact that this cake is not dipped in sugar syrup forever until it is served.

Further, I would like to highlight my other cookie recipes also. Hope you would like them too.

Wheat Flour Milk Cake | Paal cake

Course: DessertCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

17

Pieces
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Wheat Flour Milk Cake | Paal cake | Soft & Juicy Malabar Tea Stall cake | with step by step photos and video. A popular and tasty dessert recipe from the kerala cuisine made with milk powder and plain flour.

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup wheat flour

  • 2 to 3 tbsp milk powder

  • 1/8 tsp baking powder(optional)

  • 1/4tsp salt

  • 1/2tsp cardamon powder

  • 1 Egg

  • 2 to3 tbsp powdered sugar

  • 2 tbsp butter(melted)/ghee/oil

  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water/milk

  • For sugar syrup
  • 1/2 cup Sugar

  • 1 cup Water

Directions

  • Take a mixing bowl & start adding the dry ingredients one by one. Firstly add wheat flour & 3 tbsp milk powder, followed by cardamon powder, salt & baking powder. Since we added baking powder its better to mix the mixture thoroughly using a whisk or a spoon & keep it aside.(Adding baking powder is optional)
  • Now take another bowl. Add an egg followed by melted butter/oil/ghee & 2 tbsp powdered sugar.
  • Now mix this using a whisk till sugar is dissolved completely. Be cautious: not to add more powdered sugar & milk powder.(3 tbsp is more than enough for this amount of flour)
  • Now add the mixed dry ingredients into this bowl & start kneading the dough.Its better to knead the dough with our hands, by adding lukewarm water/milk in intervals.(Mix with milk instead of water if you do not have milk powder)
  • Knead it to a soft dough and flatten the whole dough using a rolling pin. Try to flatten the dough to a square shape with 1cm thickness.
  • Now cut the dough into pieces of approximately 1 inch width & 3 inch length.
  • Keep the cake pieces aside.
  • Sugar syrup
  • Now heat a pan & start making sugar syrup by boiling 1/2cup sugar & 1cup water.
  • Once the sugar syrup gets thickened & becomes sticky consistency, switch off the flame & keep it aside.
  • Frying the cake pieces
  • Now take a frying pan & add enough oil for frying the cake pieces.
  • Once oil is hot, start adding the cake pieces into the hot oil & fry both the sides on low-medium flame till it turns into golden brown. Do remember to fry in low flame to let the cake cook inside properly.
  • Soak in sugar syrup
  • Now transfer the cakes into the sugar syrup.(make sure sugar syrup is hot while transferring the cakes into syrup.)
  • Stir mix the cakes in the sugar syrup. Now cakes will start to absorb the sugar syrup. Soak in sugar syrup for at least 10min.
  • Delicious tea stall milk cakes are ready to be served.

Notes

  • Mix with milk instead of water if you do not have milk powder.
  • Try to use melted butter at the most. Use oil, only if you do not have butter/ghee.
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