Malpua is a quintessential sweet for Holi. Usually it is made with plain flour but this a wholewheat malpua recipe. Holi is a time for gulal and loads of fun. Needless to say, you are hungry by the time you finish playing with colors and water. You do need something to re-energize in between. Thus, the need for dry snacks likepakoras, malpuye, mawa gujiya. Even veaans can enjoy this festival with different pakoras, samosa and vegan karanji or gujiya. Also we did not need colas. We had our much needed cooler, was a nut & saffron thandai.
Holi Memories & mummy ke snacks
No Holi in my house is celebrated without these eggless fried pancake or pua & desserts. I remember as kids, we would cycle to all the friends' homes & play Holi at every place. We would finally end up at Ukku club for the rain dance. It was so much fun. Vizag Steel township in Andhra Pradesh was heaven. My mom is known for her Malpuas in the whole family. She has a huge fan following for her yum desserts and snacks. This time she is here for Holi after very long time. Hence, it is time for me to rekindle my childhood memories. I think what makes this sweet tick, it is soft yet crispy hence kids and elders both love it equally. Whether you celebrate Holi or not, enjoy the yum fried pancakes!
Ingredients for Indian pancake
How to make malpua?
- Mix all ingredients to make a batter. Whisk until sugar dissolves and keep it aside for 5- 10 minutes.
2. Heat enough oil or ghee in a wok/kadai so that you can immerse the malpua. Pour 2 tbsp. of batter in between a cookie cutter to make a perfect malpua. Repeat until the batter finishes.
3. Fry them until golden brown.
Serve immediately once it is evenly brown from both the sides.
Read the recipe here:
Malpua - Quick Indian Pancake
- cookie cutter (optional, for perfect shape)
- 1 cup atta/wholemeal flour
- 1.5 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon elaichi/cardamom powder
- 1 teaspoon masala ¼ teaspoon each of black pepper,cardamom,fennel seeds,cinnamon
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar ½ cup if you need it more sweet
- 6-7 almonds & walnuts coarsely powdered
For frying: Oil or ghee/clarified butter
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk well until sugar dissolves and you get runny batter. Keep it aside for 5-10 min.
- Heat oil or ghee in a pan, for frying. You must take enough oil or ghee, so that malpua are immersed in oil/ghee completely when you are frying them.
- Take 2 tbsp. of batter and pour it within a cookie cutter. Fry it until crisp golden brown on both the sides.
- Repeat until batter finishes. Garnish with powdered nuts optionally.
- Serve hot.
Travel tip: Braj ki Holi is beautiful and divine. One must visit Mathura Vrindavan Barsana for the ultimate Holi experience. Definitely a must, in a foodie traveller's bucket list. Another great place to have these syrupy malpuas is Ajmer and Pushkar in Rajasthan. Both the places have great food for vegetarians and equally great history. You will not be disappointed.
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