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Gulgule is a Hindi word meaning round and soft. This is a special dessert made for some specific occasions like, Karvachauth and Basauda (the day when people eat the food made on previous day) etc. This is an easy to follow recipe. I have made some changes in the recipe to give it a contemporary flavor. Try out this recipe and let me know your suggestions….


(makes 16-20)

ingredients for gulgule
  • Wheat flour 1 cup

  • Sugar ½ cups

  • Green cardamoms 4-5

  • Yogurt (dahi) 2 tbsp

  • Water  ¾ cups

  • Semolina 1 tbsp

    ( optional)
  • Ground fennel 1 tsp (optional)
  • Ghee/ oil to deep fry

Method of preparation

  1. Remove the outer skin of the green cardamoms and ground them in the mortar.
  2. In a bowl take wheat flour, sugar, yogurt (dahi), cardamoms, and semolida and ground fennel ( if using). Mix well all the ingredients. Now add water little by little. Whisk the batter well. Batter should not be very thin and should be easy to pour as shown in the following picture..
consistency of gulgule batter
consistency of gulgule batter
  1. In a wok heat ghee/ oil on medium- low heat. Pour 7-8 gulgule onto the hot ghee/oil.
gulgule frying
Gulgule frying
  1. Deep fry the gulgule on medium to low heat until reddish brown. (takes about 4 minutes). Drain out the gulgule on kitchen paper.
gulgule frying
gulgule after 2 minutes of frying

Delicious gulgule are ready. Gulgule can be kept outside the fridge for few days.

Tips/ Some Suggestions:

Indian sweets are usually made in pure ghee but if you have any dietary restriction you can use vegetable oil in place of pure ghee.

Add some ground fennel to enhances the taste of gulgule  .

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