Chocolate Donuts



1/4 cup warm milk

1/2 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp active dry yeast

1 cup plain flour/maida

0.13 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp butter, room temperature

A pinch of salt

Water as required

For chocolate glaze:

1/2 cup powdered sugar

0.13 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1.5 tbsp milk


1. Firstly, in a large mixing bowl take warm milk and add sugar and active dry yeast to it. Give it quick mix. Allow it to rest for 5 mins or until the yeast activates.  

2. Now, add plain flour, baking powder, butter and salt. Crumble and combine them well. Now add water in parts as required and knead for 5 mins. Knead to a soft, smooth and elastic dough. Tuck the dough and grease with some oil. Cover the bowl tightly with a cling wrap and allow them to rest in a warm place for 1-2 hours. 

3. Once the dough has raised, punch the dough with fist to release the air and knead slightly. Now, pinch a large ball sized dough and dust with maida. Roll the dough slightly thick with the help of a rolling pin. 

4. Next, with the help of a donut cutter or a glass cut round shape. Also make a hole in the center using a bottle cap. Place the prepared donuts over a tray lined with baking paper. Brush the donuts with some oil to prevent from drying out. Cover and allow to rest in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until the donuts double in size. 

5. Further deep fry the donuts in medium hot oil or bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 15-20 mins. Keeping the flame on medium, keep stirring occasionally. Fry till the donuts turn golden brown. Drain them off in a kitchen paper towel to absorb excess oil. 

6. Now, to prepare the chocolate glaze, take a bowl and add powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and milk. Mix them well till you get a smooth texture. 

7. Further, dip the prepared donuts into the chocolate mixture and place the glaze side up. 

8. Finally, serve chocolate donuts as required.