Mmmm….Maalpua ! / Maalpua Magic

Maalpua Magic

Mmmm….Maalpua ! / Maalpua Magic

“Saawan ka mahina” is a great time for sitting in the verandah and enjoying the rain ! Homemade maalpuas with kheer would make it even more “masstt”! Verka makes an excellent quality milk powder. It helps to make delicious, super soft maalpuaas. “Saunf” gives a lovely flavour to the maalpuas. You don’t have to spend time making ‘rabree’. You can serve the maalpuas with a bowlful of Verka Kheer ! Verka Kheer is rich, creamy and tastes just like home made ! Indeed it is value for money and a great time saver !


Masstt Maalpua

  • 1 cup maida (125 gm)
  • 11⁄2 tsp ‘saunf’, crushed
  • 1/8th tsp soda ( few pinches)
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp Verka Skimmed Milk Powder
  • 3 tbsp Verka Dahi
  • Ghee for frying (1-2 tbsp)


For syrup:

  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup water
  • 4 green elaichis
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped pista (optional)



  • Place Maida. milk powder and saunf in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Add dahi and water to make a thin batter. Mix well to remove lumps.
  • Do not add all the water at once. Only pour as much as needed.
  • Stir in the soda, then let the mixture rest for 20 minutes.
  • To make syrup put water, sugar and powdered elaichi into a pan. Simmer for 20-25 mins till it becomes slightly thick.
  • Heat a little ghee in a heavy pan, pour some maalpua batter in the centre, It should spread easily by itself. If it doesn’t, add a little more water.
  • Do not lift or disturb the maalpua. Let one side cook well. Flip over to brown the second side.
  • Remove the maalpua and slide into the fragrant the sugar syrup. Remove after 15 minutes.
  • Cook all the batter into small maalpuas in the same way.
  • Arrange on a pretty flat plate, pour a spoonful of Verka Kheer over it, then garnish with sliced pista.


Note: You can also use half maida, half atta to make the batter. Almonds can be used instead of pista. Serve maalpuas warm. If you put them in the fridge, they will become chewy. If you add a little powdered sugar to the batter, you can avoid soaking them in sugar syrup at the end.