Malpua is traditional North Indian dish which is made on special occasions. This is like a sweet pancake made up of maida. Malpuas are mostly enjoyed with rabri or kheer and make a delicious dessert to enjoy after a meal.

Preparation Time: overnightmalpuarecipe
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Servings: makes 8 to 10 malpuas (depending on size)
For malpuas:

  • 2 cups wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  • Ghee or oil for shallow frying

For sugar syrup:

  • 3.5 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4-5 strands of saffron (kesar)

For garnishing:

  • 15-20 pistachios (chopped)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Mix wheat flour and milk in a big bowl. Add milk slowly and mix well to avoid lumps. Don’t make the batter too thin. Cover it with a sieve and keep in a cool place for overnight.
  • In the morning, add fennel seeds and cardamom to the batter and mix well.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a pan and while oil is heating, prepare sugar syrup.
  • Keep water for boiling on stove, add sugar and cook on medium flame till the sugar dissolves. Add saffron strands. Make sugar syrup of one thread consistency.
  • The oil must be ready by now for deep frying. Take batter with a ladle and pour it in the hot oil forming a pancake.
  • Cook on medium heat and turn it around when the colour become brown.
  • Bring the colour to a nice brown shade and when done, drain the malpuas and dip them in the sugar syrup.
  • Garnish with pistachios and serve with rabri.

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