Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Madhurjan Thongba/Manipuri Gramflour Dumplings in Sweet Milk

Manipuri cuisine is quite a unique cuisine in its own way. Its quite interesting to get to know about this cuisine which is bit unknown for me. Though i have a cooked a simple rice kheer from this dish, this cuisine is very interesting to explore.This month's  Shh Cooking Secretly, a monthly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel, took us to Manipur. If you would have went through my previous posts of this cooking event, you might have noticed that we are exploring each regions of India. We, the fellow bloggers shares secretly our ingredients to cook a dish which will be mysterious ingredients for others and the best part is to guess the ingredients. Every month we are having loads of fun to guess other's secret ingredients,dont forget to ping me if you want to join this group.

Madhurjan Thongba

Coming to this month's theme, we cooked some delightful dishes from Manipur. Manipuri cuisine is totally different from other Indian states cuisine. Manipur is one of the states in North Eastern part of India. When my partner Prathima Shivraj of  Prathu's food gave me milk and sugar as my secret ingredients, i immediately checked google to get a Manipuri dessert and hence i ended up with this Sweet dish. Madhurjan Thongba is a simple sweet dish prepared with gramflour dumplings which is deep fried and served with sweetened milk which is flavoured with cardamom and nuts. Quite an interesting dessert to make and enjoy without any fuss.

Madhurjan Thongba, Manipuri Sweet

Recipe Source: Here
1cup Gram flour
1/4tsp Baking soda
Oil for frying
1/2cup Sugar
2 Bay leaves
2 Cinnamon sticks
4 Cardamom
1+1/2cups Milk
Nuts for garnishing
Water as per need

Make a thick batter with gram flour,baking soda with enough water.

Heat oil for frying, drop a spoon of gramflour batter and fry.

Fry the dumplings in small batches, drain the excess of oil with paper towel.

Meanwhile heat milk, sugar, with cinnamon stick, bayleaves, crushed cardamom until they get reduced a bit.

Manipuri Madhurjan, Madhurjan Thongba

Put off the stove, remove the sweetened milk from the fire.

Drop the already prepared gramflour dumplings and let it sit for few minutes.

Serve in a plate.

Note: Some Madhurjan thongba calls for grated coconut, its completely optional.

Manipuri Madhurjan Thongba


Ashima said... Reply To This Comment

This looks interesting. Kind of a sweet take on dahi-vada. I am definitely going to try this one :-) Thanks for exploring and sharing!

Priya Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, my gosh! These Madhurjan look so delicious they take my breath away. :) I'd love to grab one straight off the screen!

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds easy and interesting sweet dish.. Will try sometime sis :)

Lathiya said... Reply To This Comment

This looks absolutely delicious...I love the simplicity of Manipur cuisine...with simple and minimal ingredients, they make amazing dishes

Sujata Roy said... Reply To This Comment

Wow what a beautiful name Madhurjan. Loved this different easy and simple recipe. Looks so inviting. I can imagine the taste and aroma. Lovely share.

Aruna said... Reply To This Comment

For me, every meal needs to end with a sweet touch, and this wonderful and unique dessert would be something I would so savour; especially on a weekend.

Sujata Shukla said... Reply To This Comment

Madhurjan! The name rolls around the tongue just as this delectable sweet looks like it will do when eaten. The recipe is fairly straightforward and would make for a different variety of sweet during festival time!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, these dumping look absolutely delicious and easy to prepare. You made them perfectly Priya.

Vidya Narayan said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the dessert and the uniqueness of the recipe. Dumplings dipped in flavoured milk sounds and looks delicious Priya.

veena said... Reply To This Comment

I love the name Priya. The dish looks so good. I am so tempted to make it though I am off sweets now

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Discovering new dishes in unknown cuisines is always a delight.This new dessert definitely looks so tempting and its gluten free.

cookwithrenu said... Reply To This Comment

A completely different dish, I read twice if the dumplings are made of gram flour. I am curious as how will it taste with milk. Interesting recipe.

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Madhurjan - this sounds so interesting. This sweet dish looks absolutely delicious and so decadent.

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

This is an interesting dessert to try out Priya. Sweet dumplings in flavored milk sounds delicious !

Sasmita said... Reply To This Comment

Madhurjan !!!! Such a beautiful name :). Looks so inviting

Loved this so easy and simple recipe.