Malai Malpua (fried Sweet Pancake Served With Cream)

In north India, cooking Malpuas and Gujiyas are must on Holi. I still remember as kids we used start playing Holi since morning and Mother used to cook hot Malpuas for breakfast. Here in this recipe I have added malai to make it more sinful and tasty. You can use fatfree malai if you are health conscious, but these super soft malpuas are must try…..

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Preparation Time: 
15 Min
Cooking Time: 
20 Min


Maida/ all purpose flour – ½ cup
Sugar – ½ cup
Milk – ½ cup
Malai / fresh cream – ½ cup
Dry fruits – 2 tablespoon
Saffron strands – few
Ghee / Oil – 10 ml
Mix Maida and milk in a bowl until it forms a uniform batter. The thickness should be of the Idly batter. Keep it aside for at least an hour.
Make a sugar syrup by boiling sugar with ½ cup of water. you can add some saffron strands for colour and flavor.
Once sugar syrup is made add three to four tablespoon of it with the malai to make it a little sweet.
Heat ghee / oil in a pan over medium heat. Now pour a ladle full of the Malpua batter in the hot ghee and fry over medium to low heat till all the sides become golden brown. Take out on a plate and follow the procedure till all the malpuas are made.
Put the hot malpuas in sugar syrup and let them soak the sweetness for some time.
Before serving keep the Malpuas on the serving plate, pour the sugary malai and sprinkle some chopped dry fruits.
You can serve it steaming hot or chilled….both ways it is yummy!
You can adjust the sugar quantity as per your taste and according to the type of sugar you are using.