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Bengali Dessert :Malpua:Vegan Recipe


Malpua:Bengali Dessert

Malpua:Bengali Dessert

Most people think cheating is a bad thing but it’s some time ok to cheat with your diet as it gives you a mind satisfaction to have your desired food. I always avoid the deep fried food but after two crazy weeks this weekend I have managed to make this dessert “Malpua “one of my favorite Bengali sweet .We have to deep fry the batter of ingredients and dip it into chasni (cane sugar syrup).We celebrate Durga Puja(The Mid-Autumn Festival of Bengali) specially Dasami by distributing sweets between our friends and relatives and “Malpua” takes place among those sweets.

Durga Puja is a festivity of Good (Ma Durga) winning over the Evil (Mahishasur the demon). It is a worship of power of Good ,Power of woman which always wins over the bad. This year Durga Puja is scheduled to start on 9th October, 2014 with the Panchami Puja and will end on 14th October, 2014 with Vijaya Dashami.Kolkata will become a city of light and joy.

Actually during Durga Puja we all forget about our diet and enjoy the festive time to its fullest. 🙂

malpua,Bengali Dessert

malpua,Bengali Dessert


1 cup all purpose flour/Almond flour
1 cup low fat milk/Almond milk /soy milk to make a thick batter.
½ cup coconut crust
1 ripe banana,
2-3 green cardamoms(crashed)
1 tbsp of sauf powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup Cane Sugar and 1 cups water to make sira( Chasni or sugar syrup)
vegetable oil for deep frying.


Mix flour , milk , mashed banana, coconut,crushed green cardamoms and sauf to make a thick batter. Add baking soda to this batter. Meanwhile make sira by boiling 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water. Heat oil in a large skillet and put one laddle of the batter into oil and fry until brown. Take it out and put it in tissue paper to reduce excess oil.Dip into the sugar syrup for 2-3 mins till it absorbs it. Take it out and serve hot or you can refrigerate the dessert for a cold treat.

Nutritional Information:
8 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275.1
Total Fat 2.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 75.9 mg
Potassium 141.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 64.7 g
Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
Sugars 50.9 g
Protein 2.7 g
Vitamin A 1.5 %
Vitamin B-12 6.2 %
Vitamin B-6 4.6 %
Vitamin C 2.8 %
Vitamin D 3.8 %
Vitamin E 0.4 %


Author: roytanusree

Hi , My name is Tanusree Roy. I am an expert in Health and Nutrition niche . I have extensive experience in diet plan, nutrition advisory roles in various USA based nutrition and recipe based projects as a co-founder of Ennovation Consulting. I always enjoy cooking .I am the mother of two kids ,so my main concern is kids.

6 thoughts on “Bengali Dessert :Malpua:Vegan Recipe

  1. Hey, I think it’s okay to treat yourself once in a while. My husband and I usually have treats on the weekend and it makes it easier for us to get through the week eating healthy. Anyway, I’ve never tasted or even heard of this dessert – it looks delicious! Celeste 🙂

    • Hi Celeste, I completely agree with you that it’s alright to have your desired food once in a while. Actually I cook the delicious dishes every alternative weekend and try to keep it healthy as far as possible.
      By the way,This dessert is really delicious as it looks ! You can try it out…Tanusree 🙂

  2. Hope all is well! I love your blog which is why I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I hope you’ll accept this award 🙂 http://moreissuesthantimemagazine.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/one-lovely-blog-award/

  3. Thank you for honoring me! I am overwhelmed as this is a great honor . 🙂

  4. Great guide! North and East India’s famous festival dish all time.I couldn’t eat it before but i will definitely try for it.

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