Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Malai Mawa Sandwich

Paneer - 1 1/4 cup, For home made paneer click Here.
Water - 6 cup,
Sugar - 1 cup.

Mawa - 1/2 cup, For home made mawa recipe click Here.
Powdered sugar - 2 tbsp,
Saffron - 1/8 tsp,
Milk - 1/2 tbsp,
Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp,
Cashew & Almond (finely chopped) - 1 tbsp.

Soak saffron in warm milk. Set aside.

In a pressure cooker, heat 6 cup of water along with 1 cup of sugar. I am using 5 liter capacity pressure cooker. On high flame, let it come to rolling boil point.

Meanwhile, mash and kneed paneer properly with your palm for 10 -12 minutes till it becomes smooth and your palm gets slightly greasy. Kneading process should be done with light pressure of hand. Paneer should neither too dry nor too moist.

Divide smoother paneer into 8-9 equal parts. Roll each part to smooth round ball.

Now gently press it with your palm and cut it into square piece with the help of cookie cutter or knife as per given below image. Remove excess and reuse. Do not make squares thin.

Add prepared paneer squares into rolling boil sugar and water mix in pressure cooker.

Cover lid and let it cook in high flame for one whistle. After one whistle, lower the flame to medium low and let it cook further for five more minutes. Switch off the flame and let pressure cooker cools down to room temperature.

Now open the lid. Transfer paneer square along with syrup in a bowl and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

For stuffing
Grate mawa and measure 1/2 cup packed.

In a mixing bowl, add grated mawa along with sugar, cardamom powder, chopped cashew &almond and soaked saffron milk.

Mix well and prepare lumpy texture mix.

Take out prepared paneer square with the help of slotted spatula. Slightly press it down gently with another spoon to remove excess water. Do not make them too dry. Repeat the process with rest of the squares.

Give each square horizontal cut without breaking into two pieces as seen per below image.

Now stuff prepared stuffing into square as seen per below image. Adjust amount of stuffing as per like.

Cut each square into two triangle shape piece. Garnish with saffron and slivered pistachio. Refrigerate for couple of hour. Serve chill.

Adjust amount of sugar as per taste.
Add or omit any ingredients from stuffing.

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