How to make Ghotab - Popular Middle Eastern deep-fried sweet delight.

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Desserts

Ghotab Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Ghotab Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 3 cups

  • Oil ¼ cup

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons

  • Yogurt ½ cup

  • Egg 1

  • Vanilla essence few drops for drizzling

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Walnuts ½ cup

  • Cinnamon powder a pinch

  • cardamom powder a pinch

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Icing sugar for dusting


Step 1

Blend together oil, ¼ cup castor sugar and yogurt till well combined. Add egg and vanilla essence and blend till the egg is well incorporated. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Sift together flour and baking powder into the egg mixture and mix lightly. Cover with a cling film and set aside for 1 hour.

Step 3

Grind the walnuts with 2 tablespoons castor sugar, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder to a coarse powder.

Step 4

Divide the flour mixture into 12 small portions and roll into thick circles. Stuff each with a portion of walnut mixture, bring the edges together and seal. Roll into a ball.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry the balls till golden brown and crisp.

Step 6

Dust icing sugar on top and serve immediately.