Mal Pua


For Rabri
1 lt milk - I use half and half
1 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Elaichii powder

For Puas
1/2 lt milk
4 tblsp Maida / All Purpose Flour
Oil for deep frying
Pistachios and Almonds, slivered, for decorating


Make Rabri
Mix the milk with sugar and elaichii powder in a pan and boil on slow flame to reduce it to a fourth of its original volume. Stir frequently or the milk will stick and burn to the bottom of the pan. When the milk has thickned, allow it cool. This is rabri.

Make Puas

1. Boil 1/2 lt milk and reduce it to almost half(300 gm). Cool it.

2. Add maida and mix well with a hand beater for 1-2 min. to make a smooth batter.

3. Heat oil in a flat bottomed pan for deep frying. Pour 1 tblsp of batter gently in the pan and fry till light golden.

4. Drain the excess oil on a paper towel and add this Pua to rabri.

5. When serving, remove the pua carefully, as they tend to stick to one another, and decorate with pista and almonds.


• Deep fry one Pua at a time until and unless your pan is a big flat one.

Tasty Variation - Make a mixture of fried khoya, sugar and raisins. When you remove the deep fried pua, place it in a plate. Put a spoonful of mixture in the center and fold it into a D-shape. Place all puas like this side by side (not on top). Pour rabri over this and decorate with pistas and almonds.

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