Malpura (Ricotta Pancakes in Cardamom Syrup)

Easy Food Recipes and Cooking - Malpura (Ricotta Pancakes in Cardamom Syrup)
Makes about 13 Pancakes

1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. saffron
3 whole green cardamom pods, cracked
1 cup ricotta cheese, drained in a sieve overnight
1 cup flour, sifted
1/4 cup ghee or clarified butter
1/4 cup chopped pistachios

Simmer sugar, saffron, cardamom, and 1 cup water in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat for 12 min-utes. Mix ricotta, flour, and 3A cup water in a bowl to make a batter. Heat ghee in a 12" nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, spoon 2-tbsp. portions of batter into skillet, and fry until golden, 2-3 minutes. Arrange pan-cakes in a shallow dish with sides; pour cardamom syrup over top, sprinkle with pistachios, and let soak for 5 minutes before serving.