Delicious Malpua (Indian pancake) recipe

An Indian meal is incomplete without a delicious dessert.

Today I am going to share the recipe of a very popular Indian dessert- “Malpua”, also known as “Indian Pancake Dessert” The basic ingredients are all purpose flour (maida), Semolina(sooji) milk and sugar. The pancakes are shallow fried and soaked into thick sugar syrup. Sounds delicious?



  • The batter should be smooth enough to prepare a soft Malpua.
  • You can add little more milk to make the batter smooth.
  • Softer malpuas will absorb more sugar syrup.
  • You can replace the flour with whole wheat to make it slightly healthier.
  • you may add a tablespoon of milk in the sugar syrup when it is boiling. It helps in the thickening process of the syrup. But make sure, you are removing the froth, forming in the syrup.

Malpua batter should look like this

So, here comes the printable recipe card:


  • Servings: 16-20 malpuas
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 cups of all purpose flour.
  • 1/2 cup of milk powder
  • 1 Tbsp of semolina(sooji)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 Tbsp ofΒ  chopped pistachio or cashew
  • 1.5 Tbsp of fennel seed
  • 4-5 green cardamom
  • 2 Tbsp of ghee or clarified butter
  • 2.5 cups of drinking water(for the sugar syrup)
  • 2.5 cups of granulate sugar(for the sugar syrup)
  • 4-5 rose petals for garnishing


  1. Preparing the batter: In a bowl take maida, milk powder, semolina and mix well. Now add the fennel seed and mix well. Slowly add the milk, stir well. There should not be any lumps. To make the batter smooth you may add little more milk also. Now add the dry fruits and mix well. Keep few pistachios aside for garnishing
  2. Heat the clarified butter(ghee) in a frying pan.
  3. Once the ghee becomes hot, pour a ladle full of batter into it and spread evenly. Maintain the round shape.
  4. Shallow fry it in medium heat, till the malpua becomes golden brown.
  5. Turn it with a spatula and fry the other side as well.
  6. Once both the sides are nicely fried take it out carefully.
  7. Preparing the sugar syrup: In a saucepan take the sugar, water and cardamom.You may add a pinch of fennel seed as well. It will enhance the flavor. In medium heat bring it to boil. Once the sugar is completely dissolved and the sugar syrup becomes thick, turn off the flame. Your sugar syrup is ready.
  8. Dip the malpuas into the sugar syrup and soak it overnight.
  9. Once the syrup is absorbed by the malpuas, your dessert is ready to serve.
  10. Garnish nicely with rose petals and pistachios.

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