Thursday, October 1, 2015


Dunkin Donuts is one of the famous kiosks in most happening places and the way they display their products in the glass case is appealing. Each donut costs minimum 30rs or  more depending on the toppings. Long back, when my son first tasted it outside a mall, he told to me to make this at home. After a few days, a kiosk opened near my home and I found it easier to get one piece from there rather than make it home. Moreover it is made of maida and i generally don't work and encourage eating  maida. I usually substitute maida with whole wheat flour whenever a recipe requires or use half maida and half wheat flour. This time I indulged since it was my daughter's birthday on 29th sept and I wanted to make something special for the family and did'nt want to risk making it with alternative. I searched online for the recipe and found it was pretty similar to the badusha my mom  makes with a few equivalent ingredients and  it had different toppings. I Added my own variations and twisted the recipe to suit my family requirements

Now over to the recipe:


Maida - 2 cups

dry yeast - 1 tsp

sugar 2 table spoon

butter - 1/4 cup

salt - a pinch

warm milk - 1/2 cup

oil - 1 tsp
madia for rolling and dusting
oil for frying

for the chocolate mixture
icing sugar(or powdered sugar) - 1 tablespoon
cocoa powder  - 1 teaspoon
butter - 1 tablespoon
milk - 2 tsp or enough to adjust the mixture to a syrupy consistency

colored sprinkles to garnish

  • mix the dry yeast, sugar and 1½ tbsp of lukewarm water in a small bowl tll the sugar dissolves well. cover and keep aside for half an hour 
  • In another bowl, mix the milk and butter keep aside.
  • mix maida and salt in another dish.
  • Now add the frothy mixture of yeast and sugar to the dry maida and mix well
  • Gradually add the milk-butter mixture to the maida mixture and knead to a soft and loose consistency. Add a little milk if the dough is tight.
  • Add a teaspoon of oil to make the dough smooth and elastic.
  • Take a portion of the dough and roll into a thick roti.
  • Then with the help of a donut cutter cut them into circles with a small circle in the middle (see pic) . I dont have a cutter and so used the sharp lid of a small circular metal box  and the lid of a medicine bottle( pudinhara)
  • Now lay the cut circles on a greased plate or butter paper and allow them to rest for two hours . Cover them with a lid.
  • Affter 2 hours, deep fry the donuts in hot oil .
  • Drain them on an absorbent paper.
  • While warm, dip the donuts in the chocolate syrup and decorate them with rainbow sprinkles or other toppings of your choice like choco chips or powdered sugar etc.

To make chocolate syrup

Melt the butter lightly, to this add the icing sugar and mix well till they blend, slowly add some cocoa powder and blend again till the lumps dissolve, add little warm milk to help blend into a syrupy consistency if thick

When my son ate this, he said the homemade ones tasted better than dunkin donuts:)