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n. In Indian cooking, cream.


Malai is a South Asian cooking ingredient. It is made by heating non-homogenized whole milk to about 80 °C (180 °F) for about one hour and then allowing to cool. A thick yellowish layer of fat and coagulated proteins forms on the surface, which is skimmed off. The process is usually repeated to remove most of the fat.

Malai has about 55% butterfat. Buffalo milk is thought to produce better malai because of its high fat content. Buffalo milk with fat contents varying from 5 to 12% is heated and boiled and then allowed to cool up to 4 degrees Celsius for best results. Similarly cow's milk with milk fat from 3 to 5% is boiled and cooled to make malai.

Malai (commune)

'''Malai ''' is a khum ( commune) of Malai District in Banteay Meanchey Province in north-western Cambodia.

Usage examples of "malai".

Also, a labourer on Penduffryn Plantation, a Malaita boy, had just died of dysentery, and Wada knew that Penduffryn had been put in the debt of Malaita by one more head.

I sailed in the teak-built ketch, the Minota, on a blackbirding cruise to Malaita, and I took my wife along.

This had given him a glimpse of a profitable future, in which his village would serve as the one depot on the underground railway between Berande and Malaita.

He drew on it all, loading new directives into the machinery that generated wormholes leading to Louisiade, Malaita, and Tubuai.