Malpua Recipe – Fried Indian Dessert

Bengali Malpua is a fried pancake dipped in Chashni, served with rabdi. Fluffy inner part with crisp edges. Tried and tested recipe with video and images.

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Malpua is primarily a Bengali cuisine dessert. You literally fry a pancake and sip in Sugar Syrup (Chashni) to make it sweet.

Malpua with Rabdi is just another combination where you top up the pancake with milky Rabdi. It is an optional addition though.

This recipe makes soft and fluffy pancakes with crisp outer edges.

We have not included Rabdi and Chashni recipe here. Chashni recipe is available separately on our catalog and the link has been shared later in the article.

The video is pretty old but the recipe is tried and tested. The images in this article have been updated and we clicked them while we were re-trying the same recipe. Hence, do not worry and follow the steps as listed here or shown in the video.

By the way, do let us know how the new pictures look, in the comments.

Pieces (Each 3 Inch in Diameter)

  • 100 Gms Khoya Mawa
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour Maida
  • 1 Cup Warm Water or enough for making dough
  • 1 Pinch Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Fennel Seeds Saunf
  • 2 Cup Oil or enough for frying
  • 3/2 Cup Sugar Syrup Chashni - enough to completely submerge Malpua

  •   Instructions

  •  Storage and Serving Suggestions

    Malpua - an Indian dessert
    Malpua - an Indian dessert
    Sweet pancakes from India called Malpua
    Sweet pancakes from India called Malpua
    1. Garnish Malpua with Pistachio pieces before serving. Note that Pista should not be salted.
    2. Malpua is also served with Rabdi on top.
    3. Maplua tastes best if served right after preparation. But, you can keep preserve it in refrigerator for 4-5 days easily.
    4. If you have refrigeration Malpua, then use the Microwave to re-heat before serving.
    5. If you refrigerate, then there is a good possibility that the Sugar syrup chashni will solidify too. It may or may not taste well if you plan to melt it again using microwave heating. So, it is advisable to re-heat using the stove.While you use stove, make sure that you have enough chashni in the heating pan to avoid Malpua’s burning.
    Malpua recipe
    Malpua recipe

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