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Malpua rabdi or thickened milk served in white plate, 5 spoons and more malpua in bowl on the side.
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4.88 from 8 votes


Malpua is delicious popular Indian Sweets from Northern region like Rajasthan, Orissa, UP, Bihar. It is a fried pancake dipped in saffron flavoured sugar syrup and served warm with rabdi or thickened milk.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
batter resting time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 15
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 1.5 cup All-purpose flour (Not heaped, it should be loosened levelled cup measure)
  • 2.5 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt whisked well
  • 100 gms Khoya (mawa) khowa/mawa, grated
  • ¾ tsp Fennel Seeds coarsely crushed
  • ¾ tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 3 tsp Sugar
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • Pinch Of Soda

To shallow fry the Malpua

  • 4-5 tablespoon Ghee

For sugar syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Few saffron strands
  • Slivered almonds and pistachios for garnish
  • Rabdi to serve with malpua


Preparation of Malpua batter

  • In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  • Then, add yogurt, milk and khoya in the bowl.
  • Whisk very well to form lump free batter
  • Cover and keep the batter aside for an hour
  • In another pan, add all the ingredients mentioned for sugar syrup and bring it to boil.
  • Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. Cover and keep it aside.

How to make Malpua

  • Heat ghee in a shallow pan. When ghee is just hot, reduce the flame to low.
  • Pour spoonful of a batter in medium hot ghee and fry.
  • Once the edges turn golden and crips, flip and fry on the other side
  • Repeat the same for all the batter
  • Dip the fried malpuas in warm sugar syrup for a minute or 2
  • Place on serving dish , top with Kesar Lachcha Rabdi and serve warm


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 71mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.6mg