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Oct 21, 2013

Malpua Recipe / Malapua (Malpoa ) Recipe / Malai Poori (Puri) / Mawa Malpua / Indian Rich Pancake

When i raised a question in my facebook page asking my viewers, what recipe they need to post for diwali. I got so many replies and one of the recipe which was requested is "malpua". I was struck with that request because i wanted to make that for so long time. So immediately got into action.

There were so many recipe around the internet. But i got struck with the recipe which uses mawa. I took the recipe and adapted it to my taste. In my supermarket i couldn't find mawa, so i made it myself. Check this for recipe.When i finished making the recipe and took my first bite, i was out of words. It tasted so delicious. And each bite is amazing.

It is quite simple to make as well. So milky and rich tasting sweet. I strongly recommend you to try this recipe. Because it is worth every min. If you store bought mawa, then this recipe is a doodle to make. I hope you will try this for diwali and let me know how it turn out.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Resting Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins for making syrup, 2 to 3 mins for frying
Makes : 15 Small Malpuas


Wheat Flour / Atta - 1 cup 
Mawa / Khoya / Khoa - 1/3 Cup ( Store Bought or Homemade 
Milk- 1  cup + more as needed 
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Fennel Powder / Saunf / Sombu - 1/4 tsp Powdered
Oil for shallow frying
Cashews - 2 tblspn toasted ( Use any nuts of your choice ) 

For Sugar Syrup: 
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Saffron - Few strands (Optional)


Take milk in a kadai and warm it up. Now add in khoya and mix well. Turn off the heat.

Now add in wheat flour and mix well. Once everything is mixed, remove from heat and transfer it to a bowl.

Add in cardamom and fennel powder. Mix well. The batter should be like dosa batter. Let this batter sit for 10 to 15 mins.

Meanwhile make the sugar syrup. Take sugar and water in a kadai. Bring that to a boil. Boil it for 5 to 8 mins, so it turns sticky and little thick. Keep the syrup warm.

Now heat oil in a flat bottom frying pan. Take a small ladleful of batter and pour that in. The batter will spread itself into small thin pancakes.  

Cook this mixture on medium heat till the sides turn golden. Now flip them over and cook for few more mins till it turns golden.

Once it is done. Drain them and drop them in the warm sugar syrup.

Let them stand in the syrup for a min. drain them and arrange them in a plate.

Now sprinkle some nuts and serve warm or at room temp.


1) When you fry malpuas, if you see them disintegrating in the oil. Then the batter is too thin, Add more wheat flour to make it thick.

2) If the batter is too thick then the malpua will be denser. So add more milk.

3) The sugar syrup doen't need to boil for longer. if you let it cook longer then the sugar will crystalize. Let the syrup boil till it gets little thick and sticky.

Take all your ingredients

Take milk in a kadai and warm it up

Add in mawa

Mix well.. So the mawa gets disolved

Add in atta

Mix well

Add in cardamom powder

Add in saunf powder

Mix well...Let the batter rest for 15 mins
Now make the sugar syrup

Add water to sugar

Mix well

Boil it up

Add in saffron

Boil it

The syrup should be sticky and little thick
Now lets fry the malpua

Take a ladleful of batter

Drop them in hot oil

Fry them in medium heat

Once the sides turn golden

Flip them over

Cook untill it turns golden

Drain them

Soak them in syrup for just a min




  1. Nice and delicious looking malpua...

  2. Looks so yummy....I love sweets so definitely it will become my fav after a try..


  3. One of my favourite sweets since childhood. You have rekindled my memories by sharing this lovely malpua recipe with pics.

  4. Hi

    Just a add on.. try adding riped banana mashed.. to the batter.. then fry.. its even more yummyumm.

  5. Actually the malpuas r to be fried with ghee taste more delicious .

  6. Hi arti..one suggestion for kids ..try chocolate malpuas it will taste awesome n kids will love it..I have made so thought of suggesting u..

  7. N sorry for wrong spelling its aarthi sorry again

  8. Very nice looking great !!!yummy
    Thanks for Your kindness

  9. Hello Aarthi, Reminds me of my childhood when we got them from the market.yummy..Now I will prepare these for the family..thanks for the recipe.

  10. I add sugar syrup direct to flour..is that ok

  11. @Savita Sawantdid it turn out good..it has be drenched in syrup after it is fried.

  12. can I replace mawa with anything?

  13. How to make mawa?

  14. @Anonymouscheck this link

  15. Hi Aarti its a really good recipe but before i'll try it just wanna ask u that can we fry take it to shallow fry instead of deep fry? Plz reply. M waiting plz.


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