Indulging in a delightful dessert during iftar without compromising on health is a wonderful way to celebrate. Today’s treat features a healthy twist on a traditional favorite: Honey Malpua with Thandai Rabdi. Let’s dive into this delicious creation while exploring its nutritional benefits.

Malpua, a popular Indian dessert, is typically made with all-purpose flour and deep-fried, which can be heavy on the calories. However, in this healthier version, we’ve substituted wheat flour and semolina for a nutrient-rich base. Shallow frying the Malpua in just one tablespoon of ghee further reduces the overall fat content compared to deep frying in oil. This modification not only enhances the dish’s health profile but also adds a delightful nutty flavor to each bite.

Now, let’s talk about the star of the accompaniment – Thandai Rabdi. Rabdi, a creamy and indulgent dessert, is usually sweetened with sugar. However, in our healthier rendition, we’ve opted for a honey syrup as a natural sweetener instead. Honey not only adds a rich sweetness but also brings in a host of health benefits, including antioxidants and antibacterial properties.

Let’s break down the nutritional aspects of this delectable iftar dessert:

  1. Wheat Flour and Semolina: These ingredients provide complex carbohydrates, fiber, and essential nutrients like iron and B vitamins. They offer sustained energy release, keeping you satisfied for longer periods.
  2. Ghee: While ghee adds a rich flavor to the Malpua, using it in moderation provides healthy fats and fat-soluble vitamins like A, E, and D. The controlled amount in shallow frying ensures that the dish remains light yet flavorful.
  3. Honey: As a natural sweetener, honey not only sweetens the Rabdi but also brings in enzymes, antioxidants, and trace amounts of vitamins and minerals. It’s a healthier alternative to refined sugars, offering sweetness without the sharp spikes in blood sugar levels.
  4. Thandai: This traditional Indian drink mix typically contains ingredients like almonds, fennel seeds, cardamom, and saffron. It adds a unique flavor profile to the Rabdi while contributing to its nutritional value with proteins, healthy fats, and micronutrients.

By making these simple swaps and mindful choices, you can enjoy a decadent dessert like Honey Malpua with Thandai Rabdi guilt-free. It’s a perfect blend of tradition, flavor, and health consciousness, making iftar celebrations even more special. So go ahead, savor each bite, and relish the goodness of this delightful treat.

434230543 448917137576326 2206750337212362863 nAm Bindiya Bhagnani from Rajasthan , Am Homechef , I love to making fusion and innovation in regular dish. I try to making simple dish in more healthy or tasty way. 

😊😊 I belive that we should use our food in more healthy or innovative way. So we will avoid wastage and take nutrition of dishes in different way. 

Honey Malpua with Thandai Rabdi

Honey Malpua with Thandai Rabdi

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Keyword Dessert
Servings 6
Calories 921.6 kcal


  • 1 ltr milk
  • 1/4 cup milk powder
  • 1 tbsp thandai powder
  • 1 tbsp kesar milk
  • 2 tbsp honey

For Malpua

  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp suji
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp malai
  • 1 pinch salt for taste
  • 1 tbsp ghee for shallow frying

Honey Syrup

  • 1/4 Cup honey
  • 2 tbsp luckwarm water


For Honey Syrup

  • Take a bowl Add honey and luckwarm Water mix well Honey Syrup is ready.

For Malpua

  • Take a bowl, add wheat flour, suji, fennel seed powder, salt, cardamom powder, malai and milk mix well and prepare a thin batter.
  • Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat ghee in a shallow pan.
  • Mix the batter and pour a small ladle full ( approx 2 tbsp ) in the hot ghee. ( The ghee should not be too hot )
  • Simmer the heat to low and shallow fry the malpua on both the sides till golden brown.When it's shallow Fry , dip in the Honey syrup for 2 minutes.

For Thandai Rabdi

  • Firstly put milk in a pan and boil till the milk is reduced in half. Stir continuously Now add Milk Powder ,Thandai Powder, kesar milk and mix well and cook on low flame till it become a thick .Now add honey mix well. Thandai Rabdi is ready.
  • Now on a plate Firstly Spread Thandai Rabdi then keep Malpua on it . Garnish with Dry fruit , rose petals and serve.
  • Honey Malpua with Thandai Randi is ready to serve 😍😊😊


Calories: 921.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 176.5g | Protein: 23.4g | Fat: 17.1g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 60.4mg | Sodium: 257.1mg | Potassium: 937.1mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 128.3g | Vitamin A: 695.8IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 614mg | Iron: 3.7mg
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