Fried pancakes

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      7 hr

Appears in
Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Enjoyed as a snack or dessert, malpua are famously prepared during the holy month of Ramadan by Muslim families across India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to break their fast. In some regions the batter is prepared by crushing ripe bananas (or in Bangladesh, coconut), adding flour, and water or milk, and perhaps a pinch of cardamom. It is deep-fried in oil and served hot. The Bihari version has sugar added to the batter prior to frying, while in nearby Odisha the fritters are dipped in syrup aft