This famous Indian snack in the shape of small, round balls has a pastry like hard outer covering and is stuffed with a spicy filling. It is deep fried in oil that gives it a beautiful golden colour. It tastes best when served hot.

Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 cups maida
  • 2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp ghee or oil
  • 2 Tbsp curd
  • 1 cup besan
  • 1 Tbsp mint leaves- chopped
  • 1 Tbsp hara dhania – chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1/2 tsp haldi powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1bsp lemon juice or to taste oil


  • Mix maida with 1 tsp salt, ghee and curd and knead to a stiff dough. Use some more curd if needed.
  • In a saucepan heat 2 Tbsp oil and add ginger-garlic paste, haldi, green chilli paste, pudina, coriander leaves,
  • garam masala, salt to taste and besan.
  • Saute till all the liquid evaporates and the mixture collects together and fat separates.
  • Take the pan off the heat add lemon juice and mix well. Then keep aside to cool. Break balls of dough to a
  • desired size.
  • Roll each ball into a round and then a flat disk about 1/8 inch thick. Pinch the edges, wet a bit and place some
  • of the besan mixture in the center.
  • Cover the mixture and pinch the dough to seal. Smoothed it into a proper round and keep aside till ready to fry.
  • To fry, heat the oil, and add the balls, lower the heat and fry till light brown. Serve hot.