How to Make Instant Malpua | Step by Step Recipe

How to Make Instant Malpua: soft, delicious instant malpua recipe using milk powder, sooji and flour. Perfect for Holi Dessert and can be kept in the fridge for 3 days. This recipe is without using khoya

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Holi is just around the corner and I cannot get started with the celebrations without these Instant Malpua and My Best Gujiya Recipe

The moment I make these two recipes, I know in my heart, Holi has arrived (Indian Festival of Color) and let’s get the party started !

Instant Malpua recipe

Holi has always been one of my Favorite festival, the color, the food, the ambiance, and my loved ones…..Word simply fail to express the feeling …but If I have to, it’s Priceless! 

So, this Holi, I wanted to share what my friend’s keep asking me everytime – How to Make Instant Malpua 🙂 

What is Instant Malpua?

They are Indian pancakes made using flour + milk combination.

They can be soaked in sugar syrup (like we are doing here) or can be served with a giant dollop of Rabri (Malpua-Rabri) or with a side of Kheer (Malpua Kheer).

No matter, how you serve it, it’s going to make you fall in love with them. 

What are the Ingredients for Instant Malpua?

  • Sooji (Semolina)
  • All-Purpose Flour (you can use whole wheat too, but the malpua’s would be slightly darker)
  • Milk Powder
  • Yogurt
  • Cardamom & Fennel
  • Sugar Syrup infused with saffron and cardamom

Instant Malpua Ingredients

Step by Step Process to Make Instant Malpua 

The recipe is absolutely easy and you can totally customize it as per your need.

Before we start making the Malpua’s we need to make the ‘Sugar Syrup’ also called Chashni to soak them in.

Once, sugar syrup is ready, Just make a smooth batter and almost like a slightly thicker pancake batter.

Then using a ladle, add dollops of the batter and fry the malpua’s.

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Cook then evenly on both sides, till they are golden brown.

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Transfer the cooked Malpua’s to a platter.

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Soak them in sugar syrup for a good 3-4 minutes.

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Finally, transfer them to a platter and decorate with dry fruits, rose petals and even coconut powder on top.

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Serve and enjoy 🙂

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So this Holi, try my recipe for How to Make Instant Malpua and surprise your loved ones.

malpua without khoya


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How to Make Instant Malpua


Yield: 15 Medium Malpuas

How to Make Instant Malpua

How to Make Instant Malpua

How to Make Instant Malpua: soft, delicious instant malpua recipe using milk powder, sooji and flour. Perfect for Holi Dessert and can be kept in the fridge for 3 days.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


Instant Malpua Batter:

  • 1 Cup Sooji
  • 1/4 Cup Milk Powder *
  • 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Fennel Seeds


  • 1 Cup Olive Oil - for frying the malpua

For Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Tsp Saffron
  • 1/4 Tsp Cardamom Powder

Decoration (optional)

  • 1 Tbsp Dry Rose Petals
  • 3 Tbsp Slivered Almonds


Make the Instant Malpua Batter:

  • In a large bowl, add all the malpua batter ingredients and whisk to form a smooth lump-free batter. (similar to pancake batter but thicker).

Make the Sugar Syrup:

  1. In a large pot, add sugar, water and whisk to dissolve.
  2. Let the mixture boil and add cardamom and saffron.
  3. Reduce the heat and let this simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and keep the sugar syrup aside.

Fry the Instant Malpua's:

  1. Heat oil in a deep pan.
  2. Using a ladle, add a ladle-full malpua batter in the hot oil.
  3. Similarly, add 1-2 more malpua batter (leaving space in the pan to fry).
  4. Fry the malpua's on both sides until they are golden brown (Always fry on low-medium heat).
  5. Remove the cooked malpua

Serving the Instant Malpua: and add them in the sugar syrup.

  1. Soak 3-4 malpua for a couple of minutes in the sugar syrup ( let them absorb sugar and get fluffy).
  2. Transfer the soaked malpua's on a serving platter.
  3. Sprinkle with dry rose petals and slivered almonds.
  4. Serve immediately.


Milk Powder * - I'm using a low sugar milk powder, hence the sugar is used accordingly.

Storage: the Instant Malpua's can be stored in the fridge for upto 3 days in an air-tight jar.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 354 Total Fat: 46g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 38g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 19mg Carbohydrates: 48g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 41g Protein: 3g

12 Replies to "How to Make Instant Malpua | Step by Step Recipe"

  • Lathiya March 22, 2019 (10:59 pm)

    The malpua looks so divine. The step wise instructions are so helpful and bookmarking this to try later

  • Sandra March 21, 2019 (2:17 am)

    What an amazing recipe! I love learning new recipes and about new cultures. Thank you for the post, my family loves them.

  • Linda March 20, 2019 (2:36 am)

    I love anything that’s soaked in sugar syrup, like gulab jamun; and these pancakes will be my new favorite too.

  • Christina March 19, 2019 (10:04 pm)

    What a great recipe! I’ll be making this again for sure!

  • Anne Lawton March 19, 2019 (8:30 pm)

    These are beautiful ! I know my family will just love these!

  • Renu S March 18, 2019 (10:00 am)

    They are the most beautiful Malpuas I’ve seen til date. Going to make them tonight.

    • Molly Kumar March 18, 2019 (6:29 pm)

      Hi Renu, that’s really sweet of you and thanks for trying the recipe 🙂

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