Nendran banana pua (Banana Malpua)

Recipe by: Poonam Arora 

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Total time: 25 mins

Course: Breakfast | Servings: 1


  • Ripe Nendran banana, 1
  • Sooji: 25-30 grams (2 serving spoons)
  • Wheat atta: 10 grams (1 serving spoon)
  • Khand (desi sugar): 10 -15  grams (adjust as per taste)

Difficulty level: Easy


  • Select a banana that is fully ripe but not overly soft or mushy. The ideal banana for steaming is one that is yellow with some brown speckles on the skin
  • Peel the banana: Gently peel the banana, removing the skin completely.
  • Allow the banana to steam for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it to prevent over-steaming.
  • Allow the steamed banana to cool down, 10 mins approx. Peel, cut in half lengthwise, and remove the black seeds with the help of a knife
  • Using a fork, mash the banana pulp until it becomes a smooth paste
  • In a mixing bowl, combine sooji, atta, khand and banana paste. Mix thoroughly until well combined
  • Heat a cast iron tawa (griddle) on the stovetop over medium heat
  • Ladle a portion of the malpua mix on the heated tawa. Using the back of a spoon, spread the mixture on the tawa to form a circular shape. You can make it as thin or thick as desired.
  • Allow the mixture to cook on one side until it starts to firm up and turn golden brown. Flip using a spatula and cook the other side until it is cooked through and evenly browned.
  • Serve the steamed banana pancakes warm as a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack.
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