Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Malpua Recipe - Malpua Recipe with Rabri - Malpua Rabdi

   Malpua Recipe

Malpua Recipe - Malpua is a very exotic dessert served with rabri.It is basically a pancake dipped in sugar syrup and served with a warm rabri topped with pistachios.Rabri is nothing but thickened sweet saffron milk with chopped nuts.

Every year for Gokulashtami, I badly wanted to try this but somehow it got missed and yayyy this year dona done :)) This is the first time I am trying and tasting malpua ,what should I was like heaven in your mouth, it was so yummmm.A very rich dessert that will make your meal special if this is served for dessert.

Malpua Recipe

Check out other rabri based desserts :

Malpua Recipe

Malpua Recipe

Preparation Time:15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes:10 small malpuas
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

For Malpua base:

Plain Flour(Maida) - 1/2 cup
Khoya - 1/4 cup
Fennel Seeds powder - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - pinch
Oil / Ghee - 2 tbsp

For Rabri:

Milk - 2 cups
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Saffron - 5 strands
Pistachios - 2 tbsp chopped

For the sugar syrup:

Sugar - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/8 cup


  1. For the Rabri : Boil milk,scrap the sides and keep mixing the malai.Put the flame to low, then add sugar.How to make Malpua Recipe - Step1
  2. Let it boil until it reduces to almost half.Keep scrapping the sides and mixing.Mix at the bottom to avoid burning,You can see the color change from white to cream.How to make Malpua Recipe - Step2
  3. Now add saffron strands and cook for few more mins until its thick and creamy.The rabri will thicken when it cools down, so switch off accordingly.Add pistachios(reserve some for garnish)How to make Malpua Recipe - Step3
  4. See how thick it is after cooling down.Chill the rabri or you can serve it warm too.How to make Malpua Recipe - Step4
  5. For the sugar syrup: Take sugar in a pan, add water to it, heat it up.How to make Malpua Recipe - Step5
  6. Cook until it forms a sticky syrup more like honey consistency.To avoid crystallization, keep the syrup bowl inside a bigger bowl containing warm water,the base of the bowlshould touch the warm water,Set aside.Now take flour in a mixing bowl.
    How to make Malpua Recipe - Step6
  7. Now add khoya,grind fennel seeds using a mortar and pestle.
    How to make Malpua Recipe - Step7
  8. Now add fennel seeds mixture and caradmom powder to the mixing bowl.How to make Malpua Recipe - Step8
  9. Add required salt, crumble khoya mix well with your hands for even mixing.Add water little by little.How to make Malpua Recipe - Step9
  10. Whisk it well and keep adding little by little to form a thickish batter more lile idli batter consistency.It should be in dropping consistency but thick as shown.How to make Malpua Recipe - Step10
  11. Take a deep curved laddle full of batter and add it to a pan containing oil.Shallow fry it.Splash oilover the malpuas with the spatula for even cooking.How to make Malpua Recipe - Step11
  12. Flip over and cook until golden brown.Press it for even cooking.How to make Malpua Recipe - Step12
  13. Now add the malpuas to the sugar syrup.Flip over and transfer to a plate.How to make Malpua Recipe - Step13
Serve immediately with rabri and chopped nuts.
Malpua Recipe
Usually Malpua is served warm but I loved it with chilled rabri either ways it tastes delicious :) After all its all the rich ingredients that goes into the making which makes this dessert very exotic.

Malpua Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can substitute plain flour with wheat flour too.
  • You can shallow fry in ghee too.
  • Cook the malpuas in low medium flame until crisp at the edges.
  • If the batter consistency is too thin then it will spread out while poring itself,so add little more flour whisk it and then try again.
  • I used my flat cast iron skillet for frying.You can use any flat pan.
  • I added around 2 tbsp oil but still the malpuas came out nice crisp.Keep frying patiently in low flame to get crisp malpuas.
Malpua Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Looks yumm sharmi,a must try for me :-)

  2. Wow mouthwatering recipe.were did u bought dis iron skillet sharmi...

  3. Replies
    1. I want to know what is cast iron skillet. Pls help

    2. Awesome recipe, I have a doubt can v use wheat flour instead of maid and whether fennel seed powder is must


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