5 Fun Recipes With Himalayan Haat’s Malta Cooler
Himalayan Haat’s Malta Cooler has an unfading demand and a huge fan base. This delicious preervative-free concentrate will take you back to childhood memories of holidays in the hills.
This concentrate is made in small batches from ripe, juicy maltas from the Garhwal mountains in Uttarakhand. Ask any pahadi and you’ll know the popularity of this golden citrus fruit in the Himalayan regions of North India.
This Malta Cooler is not your typical concentrate. It is made in small batches with pure Malta juice and is without any artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. It is low in sugar, too!
You can use our cooler in multiple ways besides as a refreshing drink. Use it in baking, cocktails, marination and a lot more. We have a few of our favourite recipes featuring Malta Cooler.
1. Wholewheat Orange Cake
With or without frosting, our take on Orange Cake tastes delicious and is a perfect dish for your teatime. You can enjoy this even when it’s not the season for oranges.
- 1 cup atta
- 1/2 cup maida
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder (heaped)
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup Malta Cooler
For an orange glaze:
- 1/4th cup Malta Cooler
- 3 tbsp powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease your cake pan and line with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and eggs till light and fluffy.
- Whisk together the flour and baking powder separately. Add to the butter and sugar mix.
- Pour in the Malta Cooler, add the vanilla essence and mix well.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool on a wire rack.
- Meanwhile, make the orange glaze. Stir the Malta Cooler and sugar in a pan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Cook for another few minutes till it thickens .
- Pour the glaze on the cake. Allow it to drip down the sides.
- Let it sit for a few hours. Cut and enjoy!
2. Honey Glazed Chicken: The warm flavours of delicious spices complement the tangy-sweet taste of the Malta Cooler in a delicious honey glaze.
- 1 cup Malta Cooler
- 1/2 cup Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp chilli powder
- 1 tbsp ground coriander
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 4 to 5 chicken thighs
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- In a small saucepan, combine Malta Cooler, vinegar, brown sugar, honey, chilli powder, coriander, and cumin. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 35-45 minutes or until the sauce has reduced to one cup.
- In a medium saucepan add olive oil and heat to medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken in hot oil until lightly brown, about 5 minutes. Salt and pepper the chicken thighs and cook at 165 degrees until cooked in the centre and no longer pink. Drizzle the glaze on top and allow to simmer for 1-2 minutes making sure the chicken is coated well in the glaze. Serve immediately.
3. Sweet Orange Vinaigrette: If you love salads then this vinaigrette recipe is for you. Brighten up your salads with this easy-to-make vinaigrette.
- 1/4 cup Malta Cooler
- ½ tsp orange zest
- 2 tbsp Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1tbsp honey
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Combine the Malta Cooler, zest, apple cider vinegar, garlic, honey and salt in a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth. Add in the olive oil, and blend again until completely emulsified.
This vinaigrette goes well with all kind of salads, be it leafy salad of spinach or be it the autumn salad with sweet dried cranberries and crunchy almonds. There are endless ways to try this super versatile vinaigrette.
4. Orange Vodka Martini
Give your cocktail parties a citrusy twist with Himalayan Haat’s Malta Cooler.
- A handful of fresh mint leaves
- A splash of Malta Cooler
- A glug of gin
- Tonic, water & ice as per requirement
- Throw in a handful of fresh mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and muddle.
- Add a splash of Malta Cooler, a glug of gin and some ice and shake well.
- Strain over a glass with ice, add tonic water and stir. Add a sprig of mint and serve. Enjoy!
This quick, healthy and refreshing popsicle recipe will brighten up and cool down your kid’s summer days. All you need is Malta Cooler and a paper cup if you don’t have a popsicle mould.
- Malta Cooler
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Few slices of kiwi and pineapple
- Mix one part Malta Cooler with three parts of water.
- You can double or triple this ratio.
- Throw in some chia seeds.
- Cut some kiwi slices and/or chop some pineapple chunks.
- Put the fruit into the popsicle moulds and pour in the Malta Cooler.
- Pop in the freezer for a few hours until completely solid.
Which of these recipes are you going to try out first?
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