Malpua: Sweet Pancake Recipe

Malpua is an authentic Indian dessert that is popular in North India and is a kind of sweet and savory pancake that is traditionally prepared at Holi and Diwali. It is a very sweet dessert that is usually served with a little honey, rabri or kheer. Malpua is the American equivalent of the pancake and is ideal for Sunday morning breakfasts. It should also be noted that kept in the cool, the Malpua can be preserved for a few days.

This tasty recipe of the Malpua will delight the taste buds of young and old alike! Prepare them easily and quickly for breakfast or to taste it. Since it is not necessary to let the dough rest, you can enjoy them faster. The thickness is obtained by the consistency of the apparatus but also by a leavening agent such as yeast. It is commonly made with fresh milk, which is nothing more than a crepe smeared with sweet milk which has been rolled into what is commonly called semolina. It is eaten alone or fried.

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The pancakes are typical of North American cuisine and, with many variations, in other parts of the world that are normally prepared for breakfast or brunch and served with honey or maple syrup, a natural sweetener with a taste reminiscent of honey, fresh fruit or jam. Easy and fast to implement, they are perfect for a brunch with friends. It is similar to the crepe. The recipe to prepare the pancake is fast and easy to implement. It is enough to cook in the pan for a few minutes and the batter and the cake are ready to be served hot.

If you are planning a trip to the US, get ready to enjoy traditional American breakfast with delicious pancakes, and tasty small spongy discs that are waiting to be stuffed with more inviting treats. In the United States, the pancakes are also called hotcake, griddlecake or flapjack. British and Irish traditionally eat them during the Mardi Gras or Pancake Tuesday.

Pancakes similar to those in North America, but smaller, are in fact consumed in the British Isles and are called Scotch pancakes. In Australia and New Zealand are called pikelet. They are served with cream and jam or just with butter. In the States, this is called silver dollar pancakes. In Scotland, they are rarely served at breakfast, while on the other hand are considered sweet or dessert. English Pancakes are similar to French crepes, but the traditional recipe is accompanied by sugar and lemon.

In the Netherlands, the word Pannekoek is the literal translation of pancakes. The ingredients are the same as French crepe, but they cook less subtle. They are consumed as a second breakfast and in general, the restaurants selling pannenkoeken separate the list of those savory with cheese, ham, onions, ginger and those sweet with jam, raisins, and fruit. Simple Pannekoek is always available on the table with sugar syrup and powdered sugar.

Even in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, it is very popular and is stuffed with fresh milk or manjar and are called panqueque.

But alongside this typical combination, we are allowed all possible variants, provided they are super delicious from the fresh fruit or syrup to creams to the chocolate sauces. Americans do not miss anything and often accompany the plate of pancakes with whipped cream tufts.

For sure you will have your mouth watering, unless you want to wait for breakfast and can also prepare pancakes for tea, from our recipe! For the sweet tooth, they may also be accompanied by peanut butter or chocolate spread and hazelnuts. However, there are some variants, also see that the addition of cinnamon or honey or the use of yogurt instead of milk.

The pancakes with Nutella are a gluttony that you cannot miss! I, after watching a video on facebook tried it with my classic dough. Well, you can use your homemade hazelnut cream spread too so as to make the healthiest recipe and adapted especially for the little ones. The thickness is due to the consistency of the dough and the presence of yeast. They can also be savory, with butter melted on warm pancakes, eggs or bacon.

If you like pancakes, you can also try them in other versions, such as cottage cheese with stewed quinces, chestnuts, and pomegranates or with chocolate chips and raspberry. It is advisable to consume the pancakes immediately or store in the refrigerator for a day at most. We do not recommend freezing. The dough can be kept in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap for up to 12 hours.

For many of Disney readers, the pancakes are nothing but the pancakes of Donald, who like a good uncle prepared carefully for the three nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie!

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Preparation Time: 60 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per serving: 225 calories per 100 gms


2 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp semolina
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp fennel seeds
10 peppercorns
1 tbsp curd, beaten
4 cups milk
4 tbsp clarified butter
2 tsp pistachios
2 cups sugar syrup
1 cup warm water

Recipe Method:

Combine the flour, sugar, fennel seeds, peppercorns and curd in a bowl and add warm water. Mix well to make a smooth batter. Leave aside for an hour.

Boil the milk till it reduces to half of its quantity. Roast the rava till light brown. Add to the milk along with the flour mixture.

Heat ghee in a shallow pan. Pour a spoonful of the batter in circular movements to form a small pan cake and deep fry over medium flame. Cook on both sides till the malpua is golden brown. Take care that it does not become crisp and hard. Drain on absorbent paper.

Dip the malpura in the syrup and lay out on a plate. Serve hot, garnished with pistachios.