Malpua Recipe: How To Make Indian Fried Dough

By: Sowmya Subramanian
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Malpua is a traditional North Indian sweet that is prepared during the festive season and also during fasts. The sweet is made by frying the khoya and maida batter that is dunked in sugar syrup. This finger-licking sweet is soft yet crunchy on the edges and is to be served hot or warm.

The Indian fried dough is also an integral part of the Rajasthani and Gujarati thali meals. This is a delectable sweet that is easy to make and is the best dessert to impress kids, leaving them wanting for more. It is generally served with rabri, but you can also eat it just like that or have it with ice cream as a variation.

If you want to learn how to make this delicious sweet at home, continue reading the step-by-step procedure along with images and a video.

MALPUA RECIPE VIDEO

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MALPUA RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE INDIAN FRIED DOUGH | HOMEMADE MALPUA RECIPE
Malpua Recipe | How To Make Indian Fried Dough | Homemade Malpua Recipe
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
40 Minutes
Total Time
50 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Sweets

Serves: 8 pieces

Ingredients
  • Khoya - 5 tbsp

    Milk - 1½ cups

    All purpose flour (maida) - 1½ cups

    Fennel seeds (saunf) - 3 tsp

    Sugar - 2 cups

    Water - 1 cup

    Ghee - for frying

    Chopped almonds - for garnishing

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Take khoya in a bowl and mash it.

    2. Add milk and mix well, so that there are no lumps formed.

    3. Add maida and stir again carefully to form a smooth-flowing batter.

    4. Add fennel seeds and mix well.

    5. Then, pour 2 cups of sugar in a heated pan.

    6. Add water immediately and heat it till the sugar dissolves.The sugar syrup must boil and reach a one-string consistency.

    7. Meanwhile, heat ghee in a pan for frying.

    8. Once it is hot, gently pour the batter into the ghee and spread it into circular flat discs .

    9. Flip it over after one side is done.

    10. Once it starts to turn golden brown, remove it off the pan and immediately immerse it in the hot sugar syrup.

    11. Let it soak for about a minute and then remove it.

    12. Garnish it with chopped almonds.

Instructions
  • 1.The batter for the malpua must be of a smooth pouring consistency, after adding the maida.
  • 2.If you don't use khoya, you must boil the milk before using it.
  • 3.Using oil instead of ghee changes the taste of the sweet and is not advisable.
  • 4.The quantity of water added to make the sugar syrup must be just enough to immerse the sugar.
  • 5.Serve the malpuas hot or warm. Once it gets cold, it becomes chewy.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 piece
  • Calories - 151 cal
  • Fat - 7g
  • Protein - 1 g
  • Carbohydrates - 23 g
  • Sugar - 19 g
  • Fibre - 1 g
  • Vitamin A - 3%

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE MALPUA

1. Take khoya in a bowl and mash it.

malpua recipe
malpua recipe

2. Add milk and mix well, so that there are no lumps formed.

malpua recipe
malpua recipe

3. Add maida and stir again carefully to form a smooth-flowing batter.

malpua recipe
malpua recipe

4. Add fennel seeds and mix well.

malpua recipe
malpua recipe

5. Then, pour 2 cups of sugar in a heated pan.

malpua recipe

6. Add water immediately and heat it till the sugar dissolves.The sugar syrup must boil and reach a one-string consistency.

Malpua Recipe: How To Make Indian Fried Dough
malpua recipe

7. Meanwhile, heat ghee in a pan for frying.

malpua recipe

8. Once it is hot, gently pour the batter into the ghee and spread it into circular flat discs .

malpua recipe

9. Flip it over after one side is done.

malpua recipe

10. Once it starts to turn golden brown, remove it off the pan and immediately immerse it in the hot sugar syrup.

malpua recipe
malpua recipe

11. Let it soak for about a minute and then remove it.

malpua recipe

12. Garnish it with chopped almonds.

malpua recipe
malpua recipe
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