Veg. shortening/Dalda-2 tblsp.
Vanilla essence-1 tsp.
All-purpose flour/Maida-2 cups
Baking soda-1/2 tsp.
Nutmeg powder-1/2 tsp.(optional)
Oil for frying-1/4 cup
Icing sugar-for dusting
1.In a medium bowl, cream together shortening and sugar until smooth. Add egg and vanilla essence and beat until smooth.
2.Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg powder.
3.Stir into thesugar mixture alternating with the yougurt till dough starts to form shape.
4.Roll dough out on a floured surface until it is about 1/3 inch thick. Cut into doughnuts using a glass and bottle cap or doughnut cutter.Let it rest for 10 minutes
5.Heat oil in a deep kadai until quite hot. Fry doughnuts in the hot oil until golden in colour turning over once and drain on kitchen tissues.Makes about 16-18 doughnuts.
6.After it cools down, dust with icing sugar or powdered sugar or drizzle melted chocolate over.Enjoy delicious doughnuts made in a jiffy!!!
1.Instead of yogurt, you can stir vinegar into milk and let it rest for 15 minutes until thick.
2.You can use cinnamon powder instead of nutmeg powder.
3.Normally, doughnuts are made with yeast and the entire process takes about minimum 2 hours. This is made with baking soda and takes just 30 minutes of your time.