Malpua is a sweet pancake served as dessert or a snack originating from the Indian subcontinent that is widely popular in in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Malpua is a typical festival recipe usually prepared during Holi, Diwali or any special occasion in a family.
The dish is usually prepared with all purpose flour, but can be prepared with whole wheat flour or Ragi flour. In order to add texture and density to the dish, some cooks also add paneer or cottage cheese. The flour is usually spiced with basic Indian Spices such as Cardamom, fennel seeds or saffron and made into a idli batter consistency. They are then deep fried in ghee or oil and dunked in sugar syrup giving it that intense sweetness. Malpua is most times served along with Rabri/Rabdi which is milk that is boiled until condensed and spiced with cardamom and saffron.
Follow your Holi food tradition and prepare this wonderful dish of Malpua!