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Malpua is a popular Indian sweet dish that is often served during festivals and special occasions. This dish is made from a batter consisting of flour, milk or yogurt, and semolina, which is then deep-fried and soaked in syrup. Here's a simple recipe for making delicious Malpua at home:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup semolina
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp Maha saffron strands
  • Oil or ghee (clarified butter) for frying


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, semolina, and baking powder. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the milk and a pinch of saffron strands. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and the remaining saffron strands. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the syrup thickens slightly. Keep the syrup warm on low heat.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until you get a smooth batter. The batter should be thick but pourable. If it's too thick, add a little more milk to thin it out.
  5. Heat the oil or ghee in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, use a spoon to drop small portions of the batter into the oil. Fry the malpua until they are golden brown on both sides.
  6. Remove the malpua from the oil and place them on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  7. Dip the malpua into the warm syrup and let them soak for a minute or two.
  8. Serve the malpua warm garnished with chopped nuts, if desired.

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