Easy Malpua Recipe| How to make kesar malpua – Kesari

Malpua is a popular indian sweet of fried fluffy pancakes dipped in sugar-saffron syrup and served with a garnish of chopped nuts, saffron strands and cream. It is made with a simple semolina batter, milk, cream, fennel seeds and fennel powder.This dessert recipe is easy to prepare and tastes best when served warm.


  • 1 Cup Sooji
  • ¼ Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Fennel Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Fennel Seeds
  • ¼ Cup Cream + for garnish
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Oil, for frying
  • 350ml Water
  • 20Kesari Organic Saffron Strands+ for garnish
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • Chopped Nuts, for garnish
  • Method
  • In a large bowl, add sooji, cardamom powder, fennel powder & seeds, cream and milk. Mix well and keep aside to rest for 20 minutes. Add more milk to the batter if it becomes too thick.
  • Heat oil in a wok over medium heat for deep frying.
  • Now ladle the malpua batter to the hot oil and cook for 5-7 minutes while flipping in between. Repeat with all the batter and keep aside.
  • In a saucepan, add water and bring to the boil. Add saffron and boil for 2-3 minutes. Add sugar and cook for 10-12 minutes until it becomes syrupy.
  • Once the sugar syrup is ready, add the reserved malpuas to the syrup, soak for 10-15 minutes, transfer to a serving platter, garnish with chopped nuts, saffron and cream and serve warm.

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