East Indian Fugiyas

Authentic East Indian Fugiyas Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, food enthusiasts! Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe for authentic East Indian Fugiyas. Originating from the East Indian Community in Mumbai, Fugiyas are deep-fried, fluffy bread bites that make a delightful accompaniment to any meal or a delicious snack on their own. So, let’s dive into the culinary world of East Indian cuisine and learn how to make these delectable Fugiyas!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water (adjust as needed)
  • Oil, for deep frying


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, and fennel seeds. Mix well to ensure the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  2. Add the yogurt to the dry mixture and mix it in. The yogurt will help in making the Fugiyas soft and tender. Gradually add water while kneading to form a smooth dough. The dough should be soft but not sticky. Adjust the water as needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  3. Once the dough is formed, cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 30 minutes. This resting period allows the gluten to relax and makes the Fugiyas lighter.
  4. After the resting time, divide the dough into small lemon-sized balls. Take each ball and flatten it slightly between your palms to form a disc-like shape.
  5. Heat oil in a deep frying pan or a deep fryer over medium heat. To check if the oil is hot enough, drop a small piece of dough into the oil; if it sizzles and rises to the surface, the oil is ready.
  6. Carefully drop a few Fugiyas into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry them until they turn golden brown and puffy, gently flipping them over occasionally for even cooking. This process should take around 5-6 minutes.
  7. Once cooked, use a slotted spoon to remove the Fugiyas from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  8. Repeat the frying process with the remaining dough balls until all the Fugiyas are cooked.
  9. Serve the hot and crispy East Indian Fugiyas as an appetizer or as a side dish with your favorite chutney or dip. They’re also wonderful when paired with a cup of masala chai.

Enjoy the flavors of authentic East Indian cuisine with these delightful Fugiyas!

Fugiyas are best enjoyed fresh and hot. However, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply warm them in an oven or air fryer until they become crisp again. Check out our latest spices when you discover East Indian Cuisine.

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