How to make Malpua -

A traditional Indian sweet – pancake like dessert cooked in ghee and served soaked in sugar syrup

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Reduced milk (khoya), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais


Malpua Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Malpua Recipe

  • Reduced milk (khoya) 1/4 cup

  • Sugar 300 grams

  • Refined flour 30 grams

  • Milk as required

  • Ghee to deep fry

  • Pistachios crushed to garnish

  • Sugar syrup

  • Sugar 300 grams

  • Saffron dissolved in 1 tablespoon milk a few strands


Step 1

Take milk in a bowl, add sugar, refined flour and milk and whisk well to make a smooth batter. Rest the batter for 3 hours.

Step 2

To make sugar syrup, take sugar in a non-stick pan, add 1 cup water and stir till the sugar melts. Cook further till the syrup comes to a boil. Add the saffron and mix well. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 3

Heat ghee in a wide mouthed flat-bottom pan. Pour a little batter to form a pancake. Pour hot ghee over it and turn over. When both sides are properly done, drain and immerse in the sugar syrup. Make more malpuas similarly.

Step 4

Drain them from the syrup and place on serving plates, garnish with pistachios and serve warm.

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