Malpua is a delectable pancake recipe made from refined flour and semolina. It is then deep fried in clarified butter (Desi Ghee) and dunked in flavored sugar syrup (Chashni).
Malpua is a truly traditional Indian Dessert which is very popular and extremely irresistible. While Malpua is popular all over the Indian subcontinent as a sweet dish, it also serves as special sweet on occasion of festivals.
It is a very popular dish in the Indian state of Odisha and is served as morning food to Lord Jagannath of Puri. It is also a popular sweet during Muslim festival of Eid in the Indian subcontinent.
Malpuas dipped in a flavored sugar syrup are an extremely indulgent sweet. They go very well when served with a topping of creamy Rabri (sweet thickened milk).
To make Malpua at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
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Malpua Recipe | Easy Homemade Malpua
Ingredients For Malpua Recipe | Easy Homemade Malpua
For the Pancakes
- 1 Cup Maida (Plain Flour / All Purpose Flour)
- 2 Teaspoons Sooji (Semolina)
- 2 Teaspoons Powdered Sugar
- 3 Slices of White Bread
- 1/2 Teaspoon Hari Elaichi Powder (Green Cardamom Powder)
- 2 Tablespoons finely sliced Pistachios, for garnishing
- 2 Tablespoons finely sliced Almonds, for garnishing
- 3 Tablespoons Ghee (Clarified Butter)
For the Sugar Syrup
- 1.5 Cups Water
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 4 Hari Elaichi Powder (Green Cardamom Powder)
- 5-6 Saffron Strands (Kesar)
Step By Step Instructions for Malpua Recipe | Easy Homemade Malpua
Preparing the malpua batter
- Take Plain Flour (Maida) in a working bowl.
- Add Semolina (Sooji) and Powdered Sugar to the bowl.
- Mix all these dry ingredients well. Add water in desired quantity to make a batter of smooth consistency. Ensure that there are no lumps.
- Take 3 slices of white bread and crumble them in a food processor. Bread here is used as a substitute of yeast for fermentation. Add this crumbled bread to the batter, mix well and leave it aside for 15 minutes to allow fermentation.
Preparing the sugar syrup
- In the meantime you can prepare the Sugar Syrup. Take a pan with broad base. Add 1/4 cup water to it and keep it on the flame. Add sugar to the water and heat it for 6-7 minutes to get a sugar syrup of flowing consistency.
- Take the syrup off the flame and add Saffron Strands (Kesar).
- Remove the skin from 4-5 pieces of Green Cardamom (Elaichi) and crush the inner seeds.
- Add the crushed Green Cardamom to the syrup. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.
Frying the malpua
- Take a Pan (Kadai) and heat 3 spoons of Clarified Butter (Ghee) in it. When hot pour 1 big spoon of the pancake batter into it. This pouring should take place in center of the pan and should be from a little height and also bit spread out to about a 2 inch circle as shown in the picture below.
- Allow it to cook for 1-2 minutes and flip to the other side.
- Repeat flip till both sides become golden brown in color.
Assembling & serving
- Dip the cooked pancakes in the sugar syrup.
- Malpua is ready. Take them out of sugar syrup and place on plate. Garnish them with finely chopped Almonds and Pistachios and serve hot.
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