Jaggery Malpuas by Tarla Dalal

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Dec. 05, 2013

A classic recipe from a by-gone era that continues to rock the charts! Replace sugar with jaggery in your daily diet wherever possible to get enough iron.


Water 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Grated jaggery 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Whole wheat flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Fennel seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Cardamom powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Fruit salt 3/4 Teaspoon
Ghee 1 Tablespoon (For greasing and cooking)
For garnish
Pistachio slivers 1 Tablespoon (as needed)



1. In a non-stick pan, heat ¾ cup of water, add the jaggery, stir and cook over medium flame for 2-3 minutes or until jaggery melts.

2. Into a bowl, transfer the jaggery water mixture and set aside to cool slightly.

3. Stir constantly and gradually add the wheat flour, fennel seeds, and cardamom powder into the bowl with jaggery water. Mix until no lumps remains.

4. Finally add the fruit salt and 2 teaspoon of water into the batter and mix gently.

5. Heat a non-stick griddle and grease it lightly with ghee. Pour a small ladleful of batter and spread it evenly into 3-inch circle. Drizzle little ghee and cook until golden brown on both sides. Repeat with the remaining batter.


6. Serve immediately garnished with cardamom powder and pistachios.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 181Calories from Fat 11

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.5%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 273 mg11.38%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 19 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet