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Flaky Indian Doughnut Recipe

Flaky Indian Doughnut is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
30 minutes
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • For dough:
  • 1.5 cup - All-purpose flour/maida
  • 2 pods - Cardamom
  • 1/4 cup - Ghee
  • 1/4-1/2 cup - Water (use accordingly)
  • Oil to Deep Fried
  • For Sugar syrup:
  • 3/4 cup - Sugar
  • 1/4 cup - Water
  • How to Make Flaky Indian Doughnut:

    1. In a bowl take all-purpose flour.
    2. To that add 2 pods of cardamom. Just add the cardamom after removing the skin, do not powder the cardamom.
    3. Heat ghee till you get aroma and it is hot enough to cook the flour a little.
    4. Now add melted hot ghee to the flour.
    5. Mix well till the flour takes the form of breadcrumbs.
    6. Once done, add water little by little and mix together to form a soft dough.
    7. Please take care as not to knead the dough but just mix the flour mixture with enough water to take the shape of a dough.
    8. Also take care that dough doesn't become sticky.
    9. So use water carefully little by little.
    10. Let it rest on the counter for 20-30 minutes and then pinch off small balls out of the dough mixture.
    11. Flatten them a little in between your palms.
    12. Heat oil in a deep bottom pan and Deep Fried the flattened small balls in a medium heat for around 20-25 minutes till they get cooked well inside.
    13. Once done transfer them into kitchen towel and let them cool down completely.
    14. Once fully cooled, you should proceed with preparing sugar syrup.
    15. Add sugar in a deep bottom pan. Add water to it and bring it to a boil and check for single thread consistency.
    16. Once that consistency is achieved remove it off the heat and let it cool down a little.
    17. To that add the fried saatu and let the sugar syrup coat them well.
    18. Then transfer them to a plate or any tray and let it cool down completely.
    19. Once cooled they can be stored in airtight container for around 10 days.


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