Malpuwa recipe

Malpuwa Recipe | How to make Malpua | Easy Homemade Nepali Sweet

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Malpua is a delicious sweet dessert. Malpuwa recipe is originally popular in Orissa state of India but it is also famous in all over Nepal and India. All-purpose flour, milk, sugar and oil are the main ingredients.

Today, I am going to show how to cook Malpuwa. Malpuwa is a necessary sweet food dish item to be served for lord Ganesha in a Newari festival Sithi Nakha. In the same way Malpuwa is also made in Shree Krishna Janmashtami. So, it has also a religious importance to cook at home.

See also: How to make Rasgulla/Rasbary sweet at home

Let´s start with the Ingredients First:

All purpose flour(maida): 200 g.

Sooji (Semolina): 100 g.

Sugar: 100 g.

Black Salt: ¼tbsp

Baking Powder: ¼ tbsp

Ginger Powder: ¼ tbsp

Fennel Seeds: 1 tbsp

Cardamom Powder: ¼ tbsp

Milk: 500 ml

Oil:  500 ml. (for deep fry)

Method for Cooking Malpuwa recipe:

1.To make malpuwa, we need to prepare batter first. Pour 200g. all purpose flour in a bowl. To make               crunchy malpuwa, add 100 g. semolina (sooji). Also add all of rest ingredients sugar, black salt, fennel           seeds, cardamom powder, ginger powder as per above mentioned amount.

  1. Mix all the ingredients together well in a bowl. At last, add baking powder.
  2. After mixing everything together,add 500 ml. milk and form a smoothy batter by mixing it well. The batter should be neither thick nor watery. It should be right.
  3. Now, cover the batter and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minute, put some vegetable oil in a heavy base pan. I prefer to use sunflower oil. Heat the oil in medium temperature.
  5. At this time the batter is lightly puffed and oil is also ready for cook.
  6. With the help of spoon, put some batter in the hot oil in a small size pancake shape.
  7. The bottom side turns golden brown in 2-3 minutes. Now, turn to other side. Let it cook for another about 3 minutes.
  8. Take it out from the oil in a paper towel.
  9. In the same way, make malpuwas from the remaining batter.
  10. After cooking all the malpuwas, serve it with your favourite garnishing like almonds, pisthatshue.
  11. Enjoy the food with friends and family!


  • You can sink malpuwa into sugar syrup instead of putting the sugar into the batter.
  • Garnishing malpuwa is only of your choice.
  • You can serve this with hot cup of tea, rabdi or alone

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