I have always achieved appreciation for the doughnuts I prepare..It has become one of my masterpiece in cooking.I have tried doughnuts with many fillings,including the shawarma filling.I think shawarma fans would love to have that.Shall post it later.Normally doughnuts are baked but I fry it in oil.Believe me,it would taste excellent and never be oily at all.
Here I am going to post the recipe of chicken doughnuts with the basic chicken filling.Chicken can also be substituted with any sort of filling like prawns,crabs,beef or even vegetables.
400 gms of Chicken(breast piece and 2 thigh piece)
5 Large Onions
8 Cloves Garlic diced
2 Tblspn Oil
4 Green chillies chopped
Few Curry leaves
Salt to taste
1/2 Tblspn Chilly powder
1/4 Tblspn Coriander powder
1/4 Tspn Turmeric Powder
1/4 Tspn Pepper Powder
1/4 Tspn Garam Masala
3 3/4 Cup Flour/Maida
25 gms Butter(at room temp)
1 Cup Warm Milk
Salt to taste
1 Tblspn Sugar
1/2 Tspn yeast
Makes 11 Doughnuts;Preparation time:1 hour;Cooking time Half an hour
Method for the dough
Add sugar and yeast in warm milk.Keep it aside for 15 minutes to ferment or bloom.
Mix flour and salt.
Then add the butter to it and rub well.
Now make a well in the center and break an egg into it.Add the milk mixture also to this and make a smooth dough using water(if needed).
Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for 2 hours.
Method for Chicken Masala
Marinate chicken with salt,chilly powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder for half an hour.
Then fry it in oil until done.
Heat oil in a pan(for better taste,best to use the same fried oil) and saute onions with salt until light brown.
Now add in diced garlic,green chillies and curry leaves and saute until done.
Shred the fried chicken into small pieces and add the shredded chicken to the masala.
Close the lid and let the chicken cook in the masala for 5 minutes.
Add little garam masala and pepper powder to it.
And remove from flame.
First make 11 balls out of the dough and spread each dough to about the size of a chappatti.
Then rub the outer sides of the chappattis with water.
Then keep the filling at one end and roll the spread dough.
Now curl the rolls to make a round shape and stick the ends with little water to get a round shape with a hole in the center.
Now keep it aside for the doughnuts to rise a little.
As seen in the last picture,the doughnuts would rise to a bun's texture.
Deep fry in oil in medium flame until golden brown.
Be careful about the flame because the inner part should get cooked or else you will cook the outer part and leave the inner part uncooked.
As such doughnuts go very well with tea or for breakfast.