1 tbsp maida(refined wheat flour),
1 litre milk,
1 tsp elachi powder(green cardamom powder),
2 pinches saffron threads,
2 tsp dry fruits powder(cashewnuts, almonds,pistachio nuts),
1 cup sugar,
1 cup water,
Ghee for frying.
In a non-stick deep pan, bring milk to boil and heat to condense it, to less than half the quantity. Remove and keep aside to cool at room temperature. When milk is cools down, add elaichi powder, saffron, dry fruits powder and mix well. Now slowly add maida and mix continously to avoid lumps. Then keep this batter aside for an hour.
Meanwhile prepare the sugar syrup by mixing water and sugar in a pan and boiling it. When the syrup becomes sticky remove from heat.
Heat some ghee in a flat pan, drop a spoonful of batter in the ghee and gently spread it to form a small circle. Fry evenly from both sides. Take out the malpua from the pan and immerse it in the syrup, leave it in the syrup for 3-4 minutes and then drain and transfer it to a serving dish. Garnish with some dry fruit powder if you like.