Cakes and Desserts · Indian Recipe

Baked Malpua – A twist to the Traditional Indian Dessert

Malpua is one of those traditional sweet Indian dish made in festivals and celebrations.It can be made with whole wheat flour or maida (all purpose flour )  deep fried in ghee or vegetable oil and is then treated with sugar syrup to add that extra sweetness glaze and make it more spongy.

I remember my childhoods days when my mom used to make sweet malpua with lots of dry fruits and khoya during Holi and Diwali. Keeping the tradition going on, I too make them during festivals for my family and friends.Few days I had made these malpua omitting the khoya but with the addition of dry fruits, you can check the recipe here.

There are times when you have those cravings and you just can’t wait for these festivals and the same happened with me 😦 So I decided to make them instantly because my tummy was not going to wait further and then came to my new idea for this recipe “Baked Malpua” (I think my mind works better at times of craving !) .

This gets done in 45 minutes maximum including preparation and baking time.I have used here my cupcake molds, you can use your muffin tray with muffin liners and have baked them in microwave for 15 minutes (preheated at 170 degrees)


  • Wheat Flour or Maida- 1 Cups (250 gm)
  • Sugar Powder 1/2 cup (Bananas are already sweet so you can adjust the amount according to your taste)
  • Vegetable oil 3/4 cup
  • Milk 3/4 cup
  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon
  • vanilla essence (optional)
  • Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ripe Bananas – 3 large (to make 8 malpua)


  • In a bowl add vinegar to milk and keep it aside
  • Mash the banana using fork or blender until little or no lumps are left
  • To this add vegetable oil, sugar and mix well.To this sieve the flour and baking powder and mix using spoon/spatula.
  • To this mixture add the curdled milk and mix, a ribbon consistency will be formed.You can add here 3-4 drops of vanilla essence if you want.

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Pour the batter into cupcake moulds or muffin moulds and bake these for 15 minutes.


The malpua are as soft as those deep fried or cooked on stove/gas.They are golden brown crispy from outside and from inside the ingredients are all cooked and soft with the taste of mushy banana and sugar touching your palate.

I hope you will enjoy the Malpua cooked in a different way!


This recipe is for my loving mom who is still guiding me the excellent cooking tips and techniques 🙂