Malpua is an Indian sweet dish that is basically a sugar syrup soaked pancake prepared from a batter of flour, milk and cardamom. These pancakes are usually fried in ghee till crisp along the edges, soaked in sugar syrup, garnished with pistachios and served warm with a topping of Rabri aka rich thickened milk. There are many variations of Malpua based on the region it is prepared.
Preparation time : 3-3.30 hour
Cooking time : 31-40 minutes
- Milk 1 litre
- Sugar 300 grams
- Saffron (kesar) 1 gram
- Refined flour (maida) 30 grams
- Ghee 500 grams
- Boil milk in a heavy-bottomed pan till it is reduced and reaches a coating consistency.
- Reserve thirty grams of sugar and make one-string sugar syrup with the rest of the sugar. Dissolve saffron in a teaspoon of hot milk. Add it to the sugar syrup.
- Cool the reduced milk and add refined flour and the reserved sugar.
- Mix well and make a batter of pouring consistency using a little milk if required. Keep aside for three hours.
- Heat ghee in a wide mouthed flat-bottomed kadai. Pour a little batter to form a pancake. Pour hot ghee over it and turn over.
- When both sides are properly done, drain and immerse in the sugar syrup. Serve warm.