Bread malpua- sweet and crispy golden pancakes


Malpua and rabri are like the king and queen of Diwali sweets. Malpuas are those sweet stuffed pancakes that has crispy edges and a golden hue. It is usually made with maida and mawa (khoa). However, you can go for a faster preparation method using soft white bread to make the dough.

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For malpua

8 slices of white bread

1/4 cup milk

2 tbsp ghee

1 cup khoa

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp sliced cashew nuts and almonds, sliced

1 tsp sliced pistachios

For syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

A pinch of saffron


Heat ghee in a pan

Fry cashew nuts and almonds

In a mixing bowl, mix khoa, sugar and the fried nuts, set aside

Boil sugar and water in a sauce pan

Add cardamom powder and saffron when the sugar dissolves, stir well and set aside

Cut off the crust from the bread and tear it to tiny pieces

Add milk to the bread and make it into a dough

Roll the dough into equal sized balls

Take two balls and press them lightly to flatten it

Spoon in the filling to the middle of one of them

Cover with the other and seal the edges

Heat ghee in another pan and fry the malpua until both the sides turn golden brown

Meanwhile, heat the sugar syrup on low flame

Add the fried malpuas to the sugar syrup

Flip it to coat both the sides in sugar syrup

Let it sit for a while before serving