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Malpua is a traditional Indian sweet dish made of thick, deep-fried wheat flour dough, soaked in syrup or sugar syrup.

Malpua is a traditional Indian dish, consisting of layers of flaky flour dough deep-fried in oil.

Malpuas can be served with chopped pistachios, cashews, dry fruits or saffron to add flavor and color.


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Malpua is a traditional Indian sweet dish made of thick, deep-fried wheat flour dough, soaked in syrup or sugar syrup.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian


  • 150 g Plain Flour (Maida)
  • 100 g Semolina (Rava) lightly roasted
  • a pinch Fennel Seeds optional
  • a pinch Baking Powder
  • a pinch Green Cardamom Powder
  • 500 ml Milk
  • for frying Ghee or Oil
  • handful Pistachios broken, for garnishing

For the Sugar Syrup:

  • 250 g Sugar
  • 50 ml Milk
  • 200 ml Water
  • a pinch Saffron Strands optional


  • Place the water for sugar syrup in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
  • Add the milk and after a few minutes remove the scum that rises to the top.
  • Remove the pan from the flame and keep aside.
  • Mix maida, rava, baking powder, fennel seeds, cardamom powder and milk.
  • Ensure the mixture is of pouring consistency and not too thick.
  • Heat ghee in a pan over low flame.
  • Pour a ladleful of the mixture and spread evenly.
  • Cook till it is light brown on both sides.
  • Remove and drain excess ghee.
  • Drop it in the sugar syrup and let it soak for 10 minutes.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining batter.
  • Drain the malpuas from the syrup, garnish with pistachios and serve.


Note: Malpuas has quite a few regional variations. In some parts, Khoya is added instead of Semolina, Black Pepper Powder instead of Green Cardamom Powder.



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Veerasamy April 15, 2022 - 10:57 am

Thank You so much
Food is my hobby

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julie rao June 10, 2009 - 1:41 am

It is excellent

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priti November 17, 2008 - 11:59 am



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