Sunday, June 28, 2009

kele ka malpua | banana malpua with home made fresh cream

Banana malpua is a rich and heavy malpua that is made using mashed bananas in a whole wheat batter normally. The batter is made using full cream milk and the malpuas are fried in ghee. But the same thing can easily be adapted for a healthy malpua when shallow fried, the texture changes a bit but it is saved from a lot of ghee. I generally make a quick pancake style malpua sometimes on a weekend brunch as the husband loved his desserts for meals. With a generous lashing of malai he is happy with his plate and wont go near any other food the whole day. Yes if you eat a few of them for breakfast, it keeps you full the whole day.

It is made of whole wheat flour so it's healthy but it is a high calorie food so moderation is the keyword many would like to associate it with. I can't eat much sugary stuff so its okay for me. For the husband it;s a different story...


whole wheat flour 1 cup
ripe or overripe bananas 2 nos.
sugar 2-3 tbsp ( optional)
milk 1/2 cup or as needed
fresh cream to serve as much you like
slivered almonds as much you like
honey to top much you like
ghee to fry


mash the bananas and mix with flour and sugar to make a paste first and then add milk ...little at a time to make a batter similar to cake.

heat ghee( about 1/4 cup) in a flat bottom frying pan ( i use my jalebi kadhai) , pour a ladle ful of batter in the pan to fry....many malpuas can be fried at a time in a flat bottom pan so amke 4-5 at a time.........flip over when bubbles appear on top and fry the other side too...

when nicely browned, take out...drain and serve hot topped with fresh cream , honey and almond slivers..........

see who is licking fingers....:D:D...............simple , easy and happy happy...


  1. Been a long time since I made or had these last. Love them. I sometimes add coconut to the batter. :-)

  2. Banana Malpua sounds tempting.Never heard of it!!
    Yummy combo with cream

  3. Oh this looks delicious! Never had these before!

  4. Banana Malpua sounds good. Never heard of it!
    Yummy and delicious....