Milk based sweet, shallow fried pancakes.

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Main Ingredients Milk, Refined flour (maida)
Cuisine Indian
Course Desserts
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 41-50 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Difficult
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Malpua

  • 1 1/2 litres Milk
  • 3 tablespoons Refined flour (maida)
  • 50 grams Mawa (khoya) grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green cardamom powder
  • for shallow frying Ghee
  • For sugar syrup
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • a few strands Saffron (kesar)
  • For garnishing
  • 15-20 Pistachios chopped


  1. Boil milk in a heavy-bottomed pan. Reduce heat and simmer till it is reduced and reaches a coating consistency. Add grated mawa and mix well.
  2. Bring it to room temperature. Reserve two tablespoons of sugar and form one-string sugar syrup with the rest of the sugar and two cups of water.
  3. Dissolve saffron in a teaspoon of hot milk. Add it to the sugar syrup. Add refined flour, green cardamom powder and the reserved sugar to the reduced milk.
  4. Mix well and make a batter of pouring consistency using a little milk if required. Heat sufficient ghee in a wide mouthed flat-bottomed kadai.
  5. Pour a ladle full of batter to form a pancake. Cook on slow to medium heat. Turn it over when it starts to colour slightly.
  6. When both sides are done, drain and immerse in the sugar syrup. Garnish with pistachios and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1670
Carbohydrates 134.9
Protein 52.3
Fat 102.7