Malpua is a sweet Indian dessert served during special occasions and festivals in India. Sharda Aunty Kotahwala started making Malpua’s in 1961 when she got married.  Aunties bite sized Malpua’s are loved by the entire New York community and her family members.  Sharda aunty is always beautifully dressed in her Indian sarees, pearl jewelry and my favorite her hair bun. This family owned recipe was shared with us on IGTV on Friday, May 21, 2020.


3 cups milk

1 1/2 dry milk (Brand Key Food)

1 1/2 cup purpose flour (maida)

2 cups sugar

For Sugar Syrup (chasni)

3 cups of water

2 cups sugar

10-11 saffron strings

For Garnishing

Chopped pistachios and almonds, powdered cardamom and saffron strings


Step 1

Blend milk, dry milk and all purpose flour in a blender.

Step 2

Let the batter soak for 4 hours.

Step 3

Heat the ghee in a shallow pan to fry the Malpua’s. Once the ghee is hot on a medium to high flame add half a spoon of batter in around shape.  Use a flat spoon for best results. Allow them to fry for 1 min by flipping both sides until they are golden.

Step 4

For the sugar syrup bring the water to boil then add sugar and saffron  The consistency of the sugar syrup should be thin not thick.  Add saffron strings for a beautiful color. Once you have fried the Malpua’s add directly in the sugar syrup and allow them to soak for few seconds.

Garnish the Malpua with chopped almonds, pistachios, powdered cardamom and saffron strings. Serve hot.

Watch the step by step recipe by Sharda Aunty Kotahwala from our IGTV.