It is a traditional Bihari (and probably Rajasthani also) which is made in nearly all festivals.
2 cups plain flour (Maida)
1 cup sugar (put it as per your taste)
Groundnuts, Almonds, Cashew nuts chopped.
5-6 tbsp saunf
1 cup grated coconut
Milk to add
Ingredients for sugar solution (Chaashni)
Sugar 2-3 cups
2 cups of water
(Prepare chaashni by putting sugar in boiling water and stirring it until a thick consistent solution is attained)
Method of Preparation:
1. Mix flour, Coconut, bananas, saunf, sugar, chopped dry fruits in a bowl.
2. Add enough milk to make this into a paste.
3. Heat a non-stick tawa (flat griddle) and put 2-3 tbsp. oil in it and spread it with wooden spatula.
4. Take a small katori full of paste and spread it in round fashion in the heated tawa. Make 2-3 rounds of paste depending upon how big your pan is. Cook it in the slow heat for some time and then turn all puas to other side using a thin flat spatula.
5. When you feel its done (10-12 minutes) put it in an absorbent paper for a while (so that the oil can be absorbed). Alternatively, you can also deep fry the paste in a pan in making round shapes, but better to use non stick tawa as it is remarkably less oily. The above is the recipe for pua that can be eaten both hot and cold. For malpua, soon after you take the pua from the tawa you dip it in the chaashni.