Malpuri is a traditional Mangalorean sweet prepared from Maida (or rice flour alternately), Sugar and buttermilk. Most would’ve bought them from TajMahal Cafe and is pretty popular evening snack among people in Tulunadu. The best part of the sweet is the crunchy edges oozing with ghee, while the centre is fluffy and soft. Here is a simple recipe to try it at home. 


Ingredients to prepare Malpuri

1 1/2 cup Maida

1 cup Buttermilk

3/4 cup Sugar (this is mildly sweet, add more if you like it to be sweeter)

1/2 tsp Cardamom powder

Ghee to fry


In a large bowl mix Maida + Buttermilk + Sugar well. It should be thicker than dosa batter consistency. Add little water to manage the consistency. Set it aside for 3 hours.

After 3 hours add Cardamom powder and mix it well.

Heat Ghee in a Kadai. When hot add one tbsp of the batter as if spreading the dosa on tawa. Bring heat to medium. Flip it in the ghee and keep it pressed with the spatula. Fry until the sides are crisp.

After you remove the malpuri from Ghee, press it with another spatula to remove the excess ghee. Let it drain on paper towel. Store once cooled completely.

Yummy Malpuris are ready for you to enjoy. You may also like these local recipes popular in this region.


Check out this video for another variation of this recipe.