Malpuas (Malpuras)

Malpuas are Indian version of pancake topped with reduced flavored milk known as rabdi… This is a mouth watering classic Indian dessert made for festive occasions.

Will serve 3


  • 2-1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour (maida plain flour)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Approx. 1/3 cup water use as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom crushed (ilachi)
  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced pistachios (pista) for garnishing


  • Boil milk in heavy bottom pan over medium high heat till it reduces to about 1 cup, stir the milk occasionally and keep scrapping the sides. Add the cardamom and mix. This should take about 15 minutes after milk comes to boil. This is known as rabdi.
  • In a bowl mix flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of milk, and about 1/3 cup or as needed water to make a smooth batter of pouring consistency. Keep the batter for about four to five hours before making the malpua.
  • Add the remaining sugar to remaining milk (rabdi) and mix, set aside. This will be used for garnishing.
  • Heat the non stick skillet over medium heat and grease it generously. Let the skillet get moderately hot.
  • Pour approx. 1-1/4 tablespoons batter to the skillet and gently spread to 2-1/2 inch circle, to form a pancake.
  • After top of the batter start drying spread about ½ teaspoon of clarified butter. Wait another minute and flip the malpua.
  • Malpua should be golden brown on both sides.
  • Set the malpuas in serving plate and pour about 1 teaspoon of reduced milk over and garnish with pistachios.
  • Malpuas are ready to serve.

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