India is a land of unity in diversity and it’s not just our cultures and traditions that differ from state to state but our eating habits and favourite food dishes also differ from one state to another. While chole bhature is the favourite snack in Delhi, in Uttar Pradesh it is kachori with aloo ki sabzi while in southern India, it is dosa, idli or utappam, etc. and in the same manner, our favourite sweet dishes are also different.
If you are from these Indian states – West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar and Rajasthan, then you must have heard about a sweet dish called Malpua which is mostly served with rabri or dipped in honey or sugar syrup.
If you haven’t heard about malpua, let us tell you that it is a type of pancake which is made with wheat flour, sugar or jaggery, cardamom power and various other ingredients can also be added such as khoya, semolina, yogurt, coconut and bananas.
Recently the micro-blogging site, Twitter became a battlefield when a journalist called malpua the worst sweet dish ever. The name of the journalist is Shiv Aroor and he tweeted, “It’s time to declare that India’s worst sweet is Malpua”.
It’s time to declare that India’s worst sweet is Malpua 🤢
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) April 19, 2023
Soon Twitterati reacted, while some asked him to try somewhere else or try with rabri, there were few who got offended and were a little harsh on him for his statement on malpua. Check out some selected reactions:
Have malpua at Puri Jagannath Mandir first…then we'll talk!!!
— Dr Liberal (@coolfunnylib) April 19, 2023
Galat jagah khaya hoga.. Rabdi Malpua is ❤️
— Ronak Jain (@i_m_rrj) April 19, 2023
If U have Malpua in Kashi, you will immediately change your opinion. It’s juicy but still dry from outside. I have not seen such Malpua anywhere else in India. Malpua and Rabdi is one of the most popular delicacies served at wedding parties. Discard ur bias, sir.😃
— Chaitanya Nagar (@chait_nagar) April 19, 2023
Come on … Shahi Tukda and Malpua are the sweet dessert cousins with their own unique flavors. I'm team Shahi Tukda all the way!
— Sɾιɳιʋαʂ Jαιɳ (@srinivasjain) April 19, 2023
Malpua slander is unforgivable ✋ https://t.co/ar8mOUeM5B
— Rudrani🪐 (@bhavamochani) April 19, 2023
You need better chef. Malpua is better than Jalebi and that’s the highest compliment I’d offer to any delicacy
— Abhinav Khare (@iabhinavKhare) April 19, 2023
rabri ke saath nahi khayi hogi
— Ankit Jain (@indiantweeter) April 19, 2023
Malpua with Rabri 😇😇
— Deepalakshmi R (@deepalakshmi85) April 19, 2023
Looks like someone chose violence this afternoon. Malpua is fine, I find Mysore Pak super overrated. And also Imarti. Oddly enough I'm a fan of Soan Papdi. https://t.co/j8mz5qyKPJ
— Rishabh Mukherjee (@rishabhm) April 19, 2023
It may be because you may have eaten Malpua at some fancy restaurant. Visit my home and you will change your opinion. https://t.co/6zOOPAL9Y8
— Alakh Sundaram (@alakhsundaram) April 19, 2023
— Stephenson 2-18 🇮🇳 (@Schismsanctuary) April 19, 2023
Hence you confirm that your mother is not a good cook https://t.co/CkK4QDJT4G
— Shoaib Jamai (@ShoaibJamai) April 20, 2023
Donut khaane wale, kya jaane Malpua ka swad!
— Rise Of YSJagan (@RiseofYSJagan) April 19, 2023
Ke je bolen .. have you tried Bengali Malpua pic.twitter.com/3meZoG7Khu
— Bhaskar Majumdar (@Probasibangali) April 19, 2023
It's time to declare that you are that Bandar in "बंदर क्या जाने अदरक का स्वाद"…no offence😜
— 𝔄𝔡𝔦𝔱𝔶𝔞 𝔙 𝔎𝔞𝔰𝔢𝔯𝔞 (@ADawesome1) April 21, 2023