Cook's Hideout: Rajasthani Mawa Malpua

April 11, 2016

Rajasthani Mawa Malpua

Malpuas are one of the popular dessert in the North Indian states. There are quite a few different ways of making malpuas. These Rajasthani malpuas have mawa/ khoya in them and that makes them even more rich and delicious.
Malpuas are nothing but pancakes that are dipped in sugar syrup. They taste absolutely amazing when served with the instant rabri and they are sure to be an awesome treat for any sweet lover.
I had to make them tad bit healthy with the addition of wholewheat pastry flour. You can use 50:50 All purpose:Wholewheat flours. The pancakes are dipped in sugar syrup and then served as is or with rabri for a little more indulgence.

  • 1cup Wholewheat pastry flour (or All purpose flour)
  • ¼cup Mawa (storebought or homemade)
  • ⅛tsp Baking powder
  • 2tsp Sugar
  • ¾cup Warm milk
  • ¼tsp Ground Cardamom
  • ¼tsp Crushed fennel seeds
  • ¾cup Sugar
  • ¼cup Water
  • Big Pinch Saffron, crushed
  1. Make Malpua Batter: In a mixing bowl, combine flour, mawa, baking powder, ground cardamom and crushed fennel seeds. Stir in condensed milk and warm milk. Mix until no lumps remain and the batter is a consistency of pancake batter. Cover and set aside for 20~30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime make the Sugar syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil and simmer for 3~4 minutes. Add the crushed saffron, mix well; cover and keep warm.
  3. Make Malpuas: Heat 2tbsp ghee in a nonstick skillet, add a ladleful of batter and cook on medium flame until golden, about 1~2 minutes. Flip and cook for another minute until golden.
  4. Place the malpua into the sugar syrup, let soak for 1~2 minutes. Remove on to serving plate.
  5. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  6. Serve warm as is or with rabdi.


  1. Fantastic ones Pavani..I am yet to make the traditional ones..though did a twist of it and enjoyed it so much!

  2. Mawa malpuas looks absolutely amazing.They are so tempting.

  3. That's a show stopper ... Awesomely made ...

  4. Oh yum! I love whole wheat pastry flour and use it very often. This is something we might enjoy!

  5. Your malpuas look so tempting. I loved the lighting in the pictures and your props. This is one of my favorites from Rajasthan!


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