Tuesday, June 3, 2008


The courtesy of this dish goes to my hubby, who had spent a good part of his life in Ranchi(earlier part of Bihar) . This delicacy is simple to make and is probably the only mithai which can be made in a jiffy. Maalpua's are prepared predominatly during the holi time. But ever since my hubby made it for me we make it very frequently as I simply cant wait for Holi to come, which apparently happens only once in a year!!

  • 1 cup - All purpose Flour
  • Milk to make batter
  • 1 tbsp - Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp - Fennel Seeds(saunf)
  • Ghee for frying
  • 1 cup - sugar syrup


  • Make a smooth batter of Flour, Milk, Sugar and fennel seeds. The consistency should be of that of a dosa batter
  • Heat a non-stick pan and pour ghee just enough for shallow fry. You may do a deep fry too but both of health reasons I prefer shallow fry
  • Take a laddle of batter and pour into the pan to make 2" diameter pancakes. Fry the pancakes till they turn golden brown in color.
  • Once done immerse the pancakes into the sugar syrup and let it boil till the sugar syrup is thickened.
  • Maalpua's are ready and can be served by removing it from the syrup.
  • Optional : To garnish sprinkle thinly sliced almond and pista.

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