Fried Little Doughnuts (MUNCHKINS)

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  • 11/2 till 2 cups of flour (maida)
  • 1 egg
  • 3tablespoons of soft butter
  • 1 tablespoon- instant yeast
  • 1/4th cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4th cup warm milk

Cooks Note:

  • Butter should not be cold and hard, leave it out of the fridge until it reaches room temperature and becomes soft.
  • Here I’m using instant yeast. If you are NOT using instant yeast then dissolve yeast in the warm milk before you start working on the recipe.
  • The milk should not be very hot, it will spoil the recipe. So please use the milk when it’s warm to touch.
  • This recipe is for fried doughnuts, the recipe for baked doughnuts is slightly different. So don’t blame me if you bake these and they don’t turn out the same.


  1. In a big mixing bowl take 11/2 cups of flour and in the middle of that flour add egg and instant yeast.
  2. Mix these ingredients well together, now add sugar, butter and milk. Don’t use all the milk together as it may make your mixture soggy. Just use little milk at a time and keep kneading like u do for chapati or pizza dough.
  3. You may notice that I left out 1/2 cup of flour from the recipe, it is because after mixing in the sugar, butter and milk, your dough will be very sticky. Don’t worry, here you can keep sprinkling some dry flour on it and keep kneading until your dough is smooth.
  4. Take some cooking oil in your hands and grease the dough, cover it with any lid,cling or plastic bag and leave it to rise in a warm corner of your kitchen. Do NOT put it in fridge at this point.
  5. After 1 or 2 hours the dough must be double the size it was. Now take half of it, sprinkle some flour and roll it out.
  6. Don’t make it too thin. It should be at least 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Use a mini donut cutter or any small round cap for munchkins. I have used a small plastic measuring cap
  7. Put the shapes you cut out on a tray, sprinkled with flour. Cover it with foil, cling or a cloth and leave it for half an hour on the side to rise. After half an hour your munchkins will be double the size
  8. Now deep fry these munchkins or mini doughnuts, in clean oil on a medium flame. If you cook them at high flame they will become hard and dark brown on the outside. They should be golden brown in color when you take them out.
  9. If you like your doughnuts without glaze icing, sprinkle hot doughnuts with icing sugar.

But if you are a chocolate lover, let your doughnuts cool down before dipping them in chocolate glaze and sprinkle them with sprinkles, nuts or chocolate chip, the choice is always yours.

Chocolate glaze:

  1. take 1/2 cup of icing sugar, add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder(please take good quality) and add 1 or 2 tbsp hot water.
  2. Your glaze should not be very thin or it will flow down just let it be at a spreadable consistency.

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