Malpua Recipe ~ Indian Sweet Dishes (Holi Recipes)
Malpua recipe is not as daunting as it seems. 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. In Orissa, it is served as prasad to Lord Jagannath while the people of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra make it for festivals like Sankranti and Holi. A popular variation of the Malpua batter is to add grated coconut and ripe bananas which yields a soft and spongy pancake.
With Holi round the corner, I decided on Mawa Malpua recipe for my dear readers. A rich variation is the mawa malpua where mawa or unsweetened khoya is added to the batter. These rich pancakes are also immersed in sugar syrup flavored with saffron and served with rabri. Serve your family and friends this soft textured heavenly dessert along with other special Holi special recipes like Gujiya and Thandai.