Malpuas are Indian version of pancake topped with reduced flavored milk known as rabdi, this is a mouth watering classic Indian dessert made for festive occasions.
Malpua is a sweet and syrupy pancake that is hard to miss for any pancake lover. With this easy recipe of Malpua, you will have this sweet delicacy ready in under an hour.
You can prepare this Malpua recipe with readily available ingredients from your kitchen, which is another reason why you should make this for yourself and your loved ones.
While the North Indians like to prepare their malpuas with lots of khoya or mawa. Some people also like to prepare it with milk powder instead of milk.
You will be surprised to know that malpua is a part of Chappan Bhog that’s offered to Lord Jagannath during the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha.
It is a popular religious festival of South India and is celebrated with much pomp and show.
Ingredients for Malpua:
- 2-1/2 cups of milk
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour (maida plain flour)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Approx. 1/3 cup water use as needed
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom crushed (ilachi)
- 2 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee)
- 2 tablespoons sliced pistachios (pista) for garnishing
Methods for making Malpua :-
- Boil milk in heavy bottom pan over medium high heat till it reduces to about 1 cup, stir the milk occasionally and keep scrapping the sides.
- Add the cardamom and mix. This should take about 15 minutes after milk comes to boil. This is known as rabdi.
- In a bowl mix flour, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1/3 cup of milk (rabdi), and about 1/3 cup or as needed water to make a smooth batter of pouring consistency.
- Keep the batter for about four to five hours before making the malpua.
- Add the remaining sugar to remaining milk (rabdi) and mix, set aside. This will be used for garnishing.
- Heat the non stick skillet over medium heat and grease it generously. Let the skillet get moderately hot.