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Gulgule/Indian doughnut

litushree Pradhan
5 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Gulgule/Indian doughnut RECIPE

Gulgula is a traditional sweet made in different regions of India. While no longer popular in the market places, it is traditionally made on specific festive occasions in rural areas.Traditionally they were made with jaggery. As gulgula's are traditionally made with Jaggery in my version i have substituted it with brown sugar! I will share a how to get perfect rounds in the description.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Orissa
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Wheat Flour - 1 Cup
  2. Rawa/Sooji/Semolina-1tbsp
  3. Brown Sugar-1/3 Cup
  4. Fennel seeds 1tsp
  5. Baking soda 1 pinch
  6. Water 1/3 cup
  7. Oil for frying
  8. Salt to taste


  1. Take a mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients first
  2. Slowly add water and mix with help beater or fork(it helps in preventing forming of lumps)
  3. The consistency of the batter should be like cake batter(adjust water accordingly
  4. Place a fry pan or kadhai add oil and once the oil is heated
  5. Once the oil is heated take a spoon (serving spoon or soup spoon) and place the batter slowly in kadhai!
  6. Now with help of ladle, batter to puff up
  7. When it has fully puffed up, flip it till it become a light brown in color on the both the sides
  8. Now  transfer onto a casserole with tissue paper to absorb excess oil from Gulgula
  9. Repeat the procedure with the reaming dough balls
  10. Serve hot with chutney's/sauce of your choice

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