A dessert is always a winner in any festive celebration. You can not miss when it’s New Year. I prepared these delicious Rajasthani Mawa Malpua for my family.
Malpua to me was always a deep fried Pitha with Maida , Banana and Fennel seeds until I discovered Rajasthani style in Jaipur.
6 hrs Bullet ride from Delhi & we reached the Pink City around 8 ish in that coldest Day of December!
The first thing I wanted to witness is the Pink beauty , Hawa Mahal ..I fell in love with the first sight 😍
The next thing that caught my hungry soul was the shop diagonally opposite to that stunning Mahal !
Before I could decide what to choose from that array of colourful sweets , the shopkeeper announced that Malpuas are really hot & I should not miss eating them immediately!
He was so right ! He added a spoonful of Rabdi just before serving me that plate of sheer Happiness! The explosion of Flavours that didn’t fail to linger on for a few days .. He was generous to share the Recipe with me.
Rajasthani Mawa Malpua Recipe
A Dessert prepared with Mawa ( Khova ) , milk , sugar and all purpose flour. Khova is a dairy product which is easily available in the stores or you can try making at home.
I prefer to buy though.
Malpua is a very popular Dessert in Rajasthan and Odisha. There are many variations to it .
Many replace the Khova with overripe Bananas and make Banana Malpua. It is a street food in Odisha. Even I found people making Malpuas with flour , baking soda , sugar ,fennel seeds and Grated coconut.
You can add Green Cardamom for the extra flavour & aroma.
Batter of Khova Malpua
The consistency of the batter should not be very thick or very thin. It’s in between the two state . Very similar to Pancake batter.
You can either deep fry or shallow fry. When I make Bananas Malpua , I like deep fried one and avoid dipping in sugar syrup.
But when I make these Rajasthani Mawa Malpua Recipe , I always shallow fry. I use my cast iron griddle and fry with Cow Ghee.