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.
- 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
Calories – 358 Kcal, Proteins – 7.9 g, Fats – 18.6 g, Carbohydrates – 42.6 g, Cholesterol – 46 mg, Sodium – 78 mg, Potassium – 170 mg
- 1 Boil milk in a heavy-bottom pan over medium flame until it reduces to half.
- 2Prepare 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.
- 3Dissolve saffron in two tsp of hot milk and pour it into the sugar syrup.
- 4Cool milk and add refined flour, remaining cardamom and sugar into it. Mix well and prepare a batter of pouring consistency. If required, add water.
- 5Keep the batter aside for 3 hours.
- 6Heat 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.
- 7Once done, remove the pancakes from the pan and immerse in the sugar syrup.
- 8 Set these maalpuas on a serving plate and garnish it with pistachios.
To make it healthier, you can use wheat flour instead of maida.