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Malpua is a Diwali dessert famous throughout North India. Check out the simple recipe of Malpua by going through this article.


Diwali is the biggest and grandest festival of the Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. This festival of lights is celebrated throughout India and other parts of the world with immense magnificence and opulence. Commemorated for various traditions and customs in various parts, what binds the entire festival as one are the colorful rangolis, lit lamps and diyas, delicious and tempting sweets and savories, sparkling crackers and firecrackers, and worshipping of different deities. With numerous delicacies prepared, Malpua is one Diwali preparation that is incredibly popular in the Northern parts of India. Malpua can be cooked in two flavors - sweet and salty. Relatively easy to cook, there is not much difference in the cooking methods of sweet and salty Malpuas. Listed below is a recipe that would help you cook both sweet and salty malpua as per your choice.

Malpua Recipe

  • 1½ cup Wheat Flour
  • 4 tbsp Yogurt/Curd
  • 10-15 Whole Peppercorns
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • Ghee (for deep frying)
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 200 ml Water (for syrup)
  • Crust of 1 Sweet Lime
  • Take wheat flour and yogurt in a mixing bowl. Add ½ cup milk and ½ cup water, and mix well to form batter.
  • Keep whipping until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Keep the mixture aside for two hours and add the peppercorns.
  • Heat ghee in a deep frying pan on medium flame.
  • Drop the mixture with a spoon in the ghee to form circles.
  • Fry till it gets golden brown and transfer to a serving plate after draining it well.
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter.
  • If you like the Malpuas salty, serve hot with cream and garnishing of your choice.
  • If you like the Malpuas sweet, then prepare a smooth syrup using sugar, water and crust of sweet lime.
  • After the Malpuas have been fried golden brown, dip them in the syrup and serve with cream and other garnishing of your choice.

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