Is it a right question? If you have reached here after searching on the internet then probably it is not a right one but if you are facing this question while checking this site then it may be a right question. You may have tried many types of malpua at your home or relative’s house or may be at sweets shop too then you must admit that some people prefer only wheat flour made malpua whereas some people prefer suji & refined wheat flour (maida) made crispy suji malpua. Traditional malpua recipes are mostly same but still, there is always an option to try something better, so It is always a good idea to taste various malpua to find something which one you like most.
Malpua is a very special sweet dish in India, particularly in Eastern India. Many sweet food vendors are selling malpua. But those are mainly soft & juicy kind of sweet dish. Mostly such malpuas are kept deep in sugar water, sheera. you can not eat those too many at a time because those are extra sweet in taste. But these crispy suji malpua is different and very popular homemade sweet dish in West Bengal and other neighboring states.
i have first time tried this food when I was only few years old, can’t remember how old I was that time. But every time when I was served that food, it automatically brought a wide smile on my face. I loved to have those as my evening snack because those are crispy and not kept deep in sugar water.
Ratio of all purpose flour (maida) and semolina/suji plays an important role. So you can make this crispy suji malpua at home and work on its ratio and try which ratio suits you to make your preferred sooji malpua. This recipe is quite similar to bengali style sooji malpua.
Sweet & crispy suji malpua recipe
- All purpose flour / maida - 1.5 cups
- Suji / semolina - ⅔ cup
- Milk powder - ½ cup
- Sugar - ⅔ cup
- Cashew nuts - 20
- Kishmish / raisins - 30
- Cardamom -/ elaichi - 3
- Baking powder - ½ tsp
- Water - as needed
- Ghee - 2 tbsp ( to fry)
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl (add 1 tsp ghee too) and add water to make batter
- Heat ghee in a cooking pan and take ⅓ tbsp of batter and fry in ghee
- Fry all batter this way and serve hot or warm
So what types of malpuas you have tasted? Malpua is most traditional Indian sweets and it is also offered in Indian marriage ceremony too.