Malpua /Semolina Pancake

Malpua 1Malpua kheer 1

Prep Time:10 min

Cook Time : 10-12 min

Serves : 6

Hi friends!Semolina Malpua – A delicious and simple semolina sweet. Sweet semolina mixture is just  fried to make this delicious sweet.


  • 2/3 cup Semolina
  • 1/4 cup All purpose flour / Maida
  • 100 gms / 1 cup khoya grated
  • 6 Green cardamom seeds, finely powdered
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp Saffron
  • 6 tbsp pure ghee or / Oil to fry


Step 1.

For the malpua batter:

In a mixing bowl take the semolina / suji, all purpose flour, grated khoya, powdered cardamom, baking soda and salt. Add hot water slowly, mix it to form a smooth thick batter.

Step 2.

Leave the batter for some time ( 10 -15 minutes).

Step 3.
For making the malpua:

Melt 1/2 a tsp ghee in a non stick pan on low heat for a few seconds. Take the batter one ladle at a time, with the back of the ladle spread the batter a little(2″-3″) in circular motion in the center of the non stick pan. Drizzle some ghee round the malpua / pancake.

Step 4.

Turnover/ flip the malpuas/ pancakes and cook the other side. Cook for a while till the malpuas’s/ pancake’s edges starts getting red. Remove the malpua from the non stick pan and dip the malpua/ pancake in sugar syrup.

Step 5.

For Sugar Syrup:

Boil sugar, water, and saffron. Keep stirring occasionally and remove from fire when thick.
Step 6.
After a minute or so take out the malpua from the sugar syrup and Place on a plate. Make all the malpuas/ pancakes this way and serve layered in a plate garnished with pistachios and slivered almonds.

Note: Traditionally Malpuas / pancakes are served with rice pudding / chawal ki kheer.

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Suji Roti

Sooji Roti 1

Semolina flat Bread / Suji Roti

Hindi Name: Suji

Also popularly called as semolina or rava, Suji is made from dried durum wheat. The colour of the Rava depends on the quality of wheat. Semolina is usually yellow in colour when made from Durum wheat. When made from softer wheat types, the colour is white. It is available all-year round.

Name Semolina is derived from the Italian word semola, meaning ‘bran‘. This is derived from the ancient Latin simila, meaning ‘flour‘, itself a borrowing from Greek σεμίδαλις (semidalis), “groats“. The words simila, semidalis, groat, and grain may all have similar proto-Indo-European origins as two Sanskrit terms for wheat, samita and godhuma. Semolina may also be a loan word from the Semitic root smd – to grind into groats (Arabic: سميد‎ samīd).

Chapati (alternately Chapatti, Chappati or Chapathi) is an unleavened flatbread (also known as roti) from India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.[1]ROTI: a round soft flat unleavened bread; also: such a bread It is a common staple in South Asia as well as amongst South Asian expatriates throughout the world. Versions of the dish are also found in Central Asia and the Horn of Africa, with the laobing flatbread serving as a local variation in China. Chapati is known as sapati or doday in the Pashto language.

Alternative names: Roti/Chapatti /Poli

Type: Flatbread

Region or state: South Asia, Central Asia, Horn of Africa, East Africa

Main ingredients: flour


  • 1 cup Semolina / Suji/ Rava
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 level tsp Salt / or salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Asafetida / Hing
  • 1 tsp Ginger, finely grated
  • 1 Green chili , finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander /Cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed / jeera, roasted and powdered
  • 1 onion small , Finely chopped
  • 4 tsp Olive Oil

Step 1.

Take sooji in a bowl, add 1/4 cup of milk and mix it well. Let it stand for 15 minutes.

Step 2.

Add to the slightly damp Sooji / semolina onions, coriander leaves, cumin powder, Asafetida, salt, cumin powder, ginger, green chilies and make a soft dough adding very little extra water, to bind the suji / Semolina in to a dough so that it can be rolled into balls. (If the mixture is very dry, add gradually little water). Make four equal portions of the dough prepared.
Step 3.
Place a ball of dough on the rolling board , dust it with little flour and pat it with your palm into a thick roti.
Step 4.
Heat a griddle or non stick tawa on medium flame, grease it with a drop of oil. Drizzle few drops of oil along the edges of the roti. Cook on both sides till it turns light golden brown both sides.(it cook fast, so keep an eye on it).
Serve hot  this delicious flat bread with freshly made coriander chutney !


Amazing Health Benefits of Semolina:

Semolina is light on the stomach,  Browsing through some health information on this wonder grain, I realized it has some stunning health benefits, too!

Here’s a short list of what semolina can do for you:

  • Semolina is made from durum wheat, so it is digested slowly. This helps you feel full longer and prevents you from overeating.
  • Semolina improves kidney function, thanks to its potassium content.
  • Add some chopped nuts and raisins to your semolina porridge, and you increase its nutritional content as well as taste.
  • Add some chopped vegetables to savory semolina Upma, and you have a power-packed, as well as delicious, meal in a bowl.
  • Semolina is a good source of two vital vitamins: E and the B group. Both, as we know, are essential for good immunity from disease.
  • For those who lead an active lifestyle, semolina is a quick and nourishing source of energy.
  • The trace minerals in semolina, such as phosphorus, zinc and magnesium, are beneficial for the health of your bones and nervous system.

Of course those with gluten intolerance would need to avoid eating semolina.