29 February 2012

Bhakhra (Parsi Doughnuts)


Bhakras are Parsi doughnuts. A scrumptious tea time snack. Do try!
This recipe was given by my aunt.


500 gms maida (super refined wheat flour)
250 gms fine semolina
375 gms sugar
4 eggs.
1 tsp vanilla essence
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Oil to fry


Mix the maida flour and semolina
Divide this into 2 parts
To 1 part add sugar, eggs,vanilla essence and blend in a mixer
To the other part add half a teaspoon of baking powder and cardamom powder
Then pour the wet mixture into the dry flour and knead.
The dough should not be soft. If it is too hard then put a little milk.
Keep it covered overnight in a bowl
Next day, make big balls and roll them out like a chapati(Indian flat bread)
neither very thin nor very thick
Cut into round shapes -neither too big nor too small
Deep fry in medium hot oil till they become golden brown.
If oil is heated too much, lower the temperature
or else the inside will not cook well.


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