Holi special : Malpua recipe

Malpua is a sweet dish that is crunchy on the edges and the middle part is soft and fluffy and is usually prepared on the occasion of Holi .

Holi is not just a festival of colors, but a beautiful amalgamation of color , food and relationships – be it with friends , family or sometimes even a stranger . There are different styles of celebrating Holi across India and with these changes the flavor of dishes made .From childhood I have seen my mother preparing Malpua early in the morning and to complement the sweetness a salty dish is prepared too ,  like soya chilly or paneer (cottage cheese) chilly .

So , here I am sharing the recipe and there are different variations of this dish too …


  • All purpose flour 
  • Milk
  • cardamom powder 
  • cashew nuts 
  • Almonds 
  • Raisins 
  • Oil (to fry)
  • Sugar 


  • Mix all purpose flour with milk such that it gets flowy consistency.In case you don’t want to use all purpose flour you may use Semolina. Keep the batter  overnight .
  • The batter raises and becomes thick so you may need to add some more milk to it .
  • To this batter add almonds , cashew nuts and raisins along with cardamom powder and sugar . Mix it well and keep it aside for another 15 minutes .
  • Now , heat oil in a pan on medium flame . Pour the batter and fry till it is golden brown in color.
  • Serve alone or with some salty snack .

You may try out this batter in form of pancake but then it will lose its property of being soft -inside and crunchy – outside .

And Happy Rang Panchami to all . Let us color the world with the colors of love and peace . Amen ….


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s