Malpua An Indian Sweet Recipe
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Malpua an Indian Sweet Recipe

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“Malpua”;  a very popular Indian Sweet Recipe. It is not only a sweet rather food of Indian Gods. During many festivals in India people over there makes this at their home to serve god. In a normal way we can say that, it is an Indian pancake recipe, which is deep fried and dipped in flavoured sugar syrup. Like many other Indian sweet recipes, it is also so tasty and yummy, that you can’t stop to eat it. It is a little bit tough to make but not impossible. It needs some time to do it like a pro but do not worry, I am with you. You just follow my instructions and make it.

MALPUA An Indian Pancake


  1. Maida (all purpose flour) - 2 cups
  2. Milk/water - 1 cup
  3. Rava (Semolina) - 2 tbsp
  4. Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  5. Sounf(fennel) - 1 tbsp
  6. Kismis (raisins) - 1/2 cup
  7. Badam (almond) - 4 chopped
  8. Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  9. Dry coconut (gari) - 1/4 cup chopped
  10. Baking soda - 1/4 tsp 
  11. Ghee for deep frying
  1. Sugar - 2 cups
  2. Water - 3 cups
  3. Kewra water - 1 tsp
  4. Saffron - 1/4 tsp
  5. Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp


  1. At first, in 1/2 cup warm water soak saffron.
  2. In a big bowl (steel/glass), add all the batter ingredients and mix it properly in one direction till Malpua batter becomes fluffy. Now leave it for 1 hour (at least 1/2 hour).
  3. In this 1 hour you can prepare your sugar syrup.
  4. For making sugar syrup for Malpua, at first in a kadhai/pan, add the sugar and water when it starts boiling, reduce the flame and let it boil for 10 minutes.
  5. Now add kewra water, cardamom powder and soaked saffron in it, mix it properly and switch off the flame.   
  6.  For making Malpua always use a flat base frying pan. Fill frying pan with ghee/oil, never more than 3 cm in height. Heat ghee (not too much).
  7. To check your batter consistency pour 1/2 tsp batter in ghee if it spreads quickly and too much then add some maida in it, but if batter doesn't spread and making very thick Malpua then add some milk/water in it.
  8. For making Malpua, pour 1/2 cup Malpua batter in ghee on low flame. You can make 3-4 Malpuas at a time as per your pan size.
  9.  Cook your Malpuas on low flame until become brown from bottom, then flip all Malpuas and cook again until become brown.
  10. Now place one Malpua on deep frying ladel and press this Malpua with spatula to squeeze ghee/oil from Malpua. This step is very important because if you will not squeeze out ghee from Malpua properly, then it would not soak the sugar syrup and hence your Malpua would not be sweet and tasty.
  11. After squeezing ghee from Malpua dip it in hot sugar syrup for 10 minutes and then take out Malpua from sugar syrup.
  12.  In this way make all Malpuas. Your Malpua is ready serve it with Mutton Curry,Rustic Chicken Curry, Masala Chola and Malai Kofta.