Happy International Waffle Day Everyone 🙂
Waffle Day is a tradition that is celebrated in Sweden, and to a lesser extent elsewhere, on March 25. Waffles are typically eaten on this day. The name comes from Vårfrudagen (“Our Lady’s Day“), which in vernacular Swedish sounds almost like Våffeldagen (waffle day). Our Lady’s Day is celebrated on March 25 (nine months before Christmas), the Christian holiday of Annunciation, and the Waffle Day is hence celebrated on the same day although it has no religious connections to Our Lady’s Day.
Let me show you how to make tasty Waffles – Indian style with simple Mango Compote.
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup veg oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 and 3/4 cup (1.75 cups) milk
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Kewra Essence/Extract
(This component is widely used in making Indian sweets and desserts)
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder (simple crush green cardamom seeds to get this powder)
Pinch of Saffron
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl and then pour a portion of batter on a waffle griddle and cook until done. (Our waffle iron makes 2 at a time and usually cooks them within 3-5 mins. Individual Waffle irons may vary)
Tsp Sweetned dried coconut flakes
tbsp veg oil
1.5 tbsp sugar
drop of Kewra extract
(Chop Mango into small chunks and cook in a pan with tbsp oil, sugar (for caramalization), Kewra extract (for flavour) and coconut flakes (for texture/taste) for 5-7 mins. Pour over waffles and enjoy)
You can also enjoy these with Pineapple chutney.
Recipe here: Pineapple Chutney