Indian Beignets


Makes 16.


Indian Beignets


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cups yogurt
  • 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoons ghee or butter
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons cardamom
  • 1 pinches ground cloves
  • 4 1/2 cups safflower oil for frying

Indian Beignets Directions

  1. Place the flour, yogurt, water, ghee and baking powder in a large mixing bowl and combine with your hands until a smooth, but not sticky, dough forms.
  2. Roll into 3-inch balls and flatten to ¼-inch-thick with a rolling pin. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the powdered sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, then set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  5. Cut each dough disc into quarters and fry until golden.
  6. Drain briefly, place on serving plate and sift the spiced sugar on top. Serve immediately.