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Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Fugias are round deep fried breads ,light and fluffy in texture made by the East Indians , a small community of catholics in Mumbai.


Ingredients 500 gms Plain flour/ Maida Sift flour and keep 2 eggs at room temperature salt to taste 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 cup rice flour sifted 400 ml coconut milk ( Iused dabur coconut milk) 200 ml lukewarm water 1/2 tsp sugar 1 tsp instant dry yeast oil for frying

Method Take lukewarm water add 1/2 tsp sugar and the 1 tsp yeast well. Keep covered for 5 minutes. Then add the 200 ml coconut milk and the eggs whisk lightly. Add the sifted flour to a vessel . Add salt and 1/2 tsp sugar and mix well. Then add the yeast mixture and start mixing well. Add the other 200 ml Coconut milk. Mix well. Keep covered and in a warm place for 2 hrs min. , maximum 4 hrs. Depending on the outside temperature

After 4 hrs beat well the dough with your hand.

Take a deep frying vessel . Add enough oil. Once hot. Pick up some dough using your left palm and squeeze out the dough between your thumb and index closed finger making a fist shape,, then with the help of a teaspoon scoop it out and deep fry.

TIPS Add oil to a small bowl. place the teaspoon in that oil. oil your palm well. oiling the teaspoon helps the dough to slip out easily into the deep frying vessel.

Note: The batter can be left to ferment for up to 6 to 8 hrs too.

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