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Adjust Servings:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp fennel seed, crushed
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 cup thickened milk
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp oil
For Making Sugar Syrup:

Nutritional information

24 g
7 g
1 g
12 g
1 g
9 g
1 g
9 g
Vitamin A


  • Sweet
  • 50 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy


  • For Making Sugar Syrup:


Malpua is yet another wonderful holiday treat. It is perfectly suited for festivals like Diwali and Holi. And here’s another plus — is it relatively easy to prepare. No wonder it is very popular in regions like Maharashtra, Orissa, West Bengal, Rajsthan, Bihar, and Utter pradesh. Each of this regions have a different recipe for making this sweet pancake. However, they all have in common the creamy richness of milk, the subtle tang that coconut lends to it, khoya, and of course a variety of tastes brought about by the addition of fruits.

You will love the recipe because it is enticing, delicious, palatable, and can be served as a healthy dessert.

Health Benefits

  1. Milk is a rich source of calcium, potassium, and protein. Calcium is very good for the bone and teeth. Protein ensures that the body tissues are properly maintained. Potassium too can coordinate the activities of the heart as regards its pace of circulating blood.
  2. Fennel powder can be taken as a potent antidote for constipation. It is good for the control of inflammatory issues. Its regular intake should be encouraged. Also, it houses a number of antioxidant properties that can protect the internal body organs. It offers a timely boost to the immune system of the body.

For every 1000 diet of the Malpua dish, the body derives a number of nutrients.


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How to make Malpua

Making The Batter:

  1. Mix flour, fennel seeds, and cardamom in a bowl.
  2. Add water and thickened milk to the flour mixture and stir very well. Knead the flour mixture to form small pieces of batter.
  3. Cover the bowl containing the batter and keep it aside for 10 minutes.

Making The Sugar Syrup:

  1. Boil the sugar and water in a pot until the sugar syrup becomes sticky.
  2. Reduce the heat so that the sugar syrup remains warm. 

Making The Malpua:

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Fry the small pieces of batter well until the color turns golden.
  2. Flip the batter so that other sides can be properly fried too. Drain excess oil from the fried batter and cool it down a little bit.
  3. Dip the fried batter in the sugar syrup.
  4. Garnish with pistachios, if desired. Serve at once. 


  1. As long as 10,000 years ago, people in Italy and Russia had started processing fern roots into choice flour.
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