How to Make Maalpua - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting


Maalpua is a traditional north Indian sweet made on special occasions. There are many methods of making it, of which we present to you the simplest and traditional way. These Indian pancakes, made of condensed milk, refined flour and cardamom, are soaked in sugar syrup and garnished with pistachios. Serve it as it is or with rabdi and feel your heart gratified with its taste.

Serves  Preparation Time Cooking Time
3 people  3 – 4 Hours 20 – 25 Minutes



  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup refined flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp pistachio
  • 1/2 tsp saffron


Step 1

Boil milk in a heavy-bottom pan over medium flame until it reduces to half.

Step 2

Prepare sugar syrup with a consistency of 1/2 or 1 string with 3/4th amount of the sugar mentioned in the ingredients. Add cardamom powder to the syrup.

Step 3

Dissolve saffron in two tsp of hot milk and pour it into the sugar syrup.

Step 4

Cool milk and add refined flour, remaining cardamom and sugar into it. Mix well and prepare a batter of pouring consistency. If required, add water.

Step 5

Keep the batter aside for 3 hours.

Step 6

Heat ghee in a flat pan. Pour the batter to form small pancakes. Pour ghee over it and turn over. Cook until it turns golden brown on both the sides.

Step 7

Once done, remove the pancakes from the pan and immerse in the sugar syrup.

Step 8

Set these maalpuas on a serving plate and garnish it with pistachios.

Nutritional Information

Calories 358 K cal
Proteins 7.9 g
Fats 18.6 g
Carbohydrates 42.6 g
Cholesterol 46 mg
Sodium 78 mg
Potassium 170 mg
Tip: To make it healthier, you can use wheat flour instead of maida.


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