Back to Blogging with a yummy Indian dessert – Malpua ~ Indian pancake drenched in sugar syrup

Dear Friends, I cannot believe that I took such a long break from blogging. I hope you all are doing great and are in the best of your health and spirits. It has been a busy last few months…..!!!   I am enjoying a lot of snuggles and smiles with my sweet little angel. It’s been a lot of fun nevertheless and I missed updating here. I have missed you all and I confess that I did want to resume blogging earlier but my little one doesn’t want me to open my laptop. Thanks all of you for encouraging me, through messages and emails, to get back to blogging. Do keep visiting and give your valuable feedback and comments. I will surely try to keep up with your expectations. I know, everybody is in the festive mood, and keeping that in mind let’s kick off with Indian dessert MALPUA….! This is a famous rajasthani dessert enjoyed all over North India. It is basically a fried pancake dunked in sugar syrup. The recipe is very simple. Just mix the batter, pour it in hot ghee/oil and dip in sugar syrup. That’s all you have to do to make this wonderful sweet at home. I am happy to share this recipe with you. Do give it a try and Enjoy !!!!!IMG_1291-1 bm name


  • 1 cup Milk
  • ½ cup grated Mawa / Khoya
  • ½ cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • Oil / Ghee or mix both for frying
  • 1½ cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 2-3 Cardamoms
  • Saffron Strands
  • 8-10 Pistachios (sliced or chopped)


  1. Measure the milk and warm it. No need to boil the milk, just warm it.
  2. In a bowl take warm milk and add mawa. Stir and keep it for 5 minutes
  3. Take approximately ½ measure maida/ flour and add 3-4 tbs of milk and mawa mixture and mix well. Now add other half of maida and rest of milk mawa mixture. Mix well and make sure that the lumps are not formed. Malpua mixture is ready make malpau. Keep aside for 30 -45 minutes.
  4. In the meantime make the syrup. Add measured amount of sugar and water in a pan and let it boil. As the sugar dissolves completely, lower the heat to medium. Add cardamoms and saffron to flavor the syrup.IMG_1281-1 bm
  5. Heat ghee/oil in a pan that is broad from the mouth and less deep. Now pour 1 table spoon malpua mixture into the ghee/oil in a round shape and deep fry till nicely brown. Keep the heat to medium-low. Take out on a paper lined plate. Dip it in the hot syrup.IMG_1279-1 bm
  6. While serving, take the malpuas from the syrup to the serving plate and garnish with chopped dry fruits of your choice.IMG_1285-1bm

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5 Responses to Back to Blogging with a yummy Indian dessert – Malpua ~ Indian pancake drenched in sugar syrup

  1. Rahul singhvi says:

    Apurva bhabhi .. you back!!!! Missed your blog. This is so excellent and easy to prepare Malpua, but the only difficult part with me (since ‘m resource crunch) is that can’t prepare Malpua from scratch. Do you suggest if we can use the pancakes available in supermarket and fry them instead? Any other alternative would be of a great help, please…. Luv, Rahul

    • Thanks Rahul Bhaiya, I did miss updating on the blog. Do keep visiting and give your valuable feedback and comments.
      I never tried it with pancake flour. I would try with the basic pancake flour (all purpose flour) since there are so many types of pancake flour available these days. Add condensed milk in the batter and fry. no need to put in sugar syrup one less step 🙂

  2. shwetha says:

    Hi Apurva,

    Looks yummy! I tasted Malpua recently from a Bengali Friend who had added some fennel seeds also. Awesome sweet! Planning to make it some time soon.

    Happy Holi 🙂

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