1 cup sugar

3 cups water

10 strands saffron


1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon dry yeast

some warm water


1 teaspoon yogurt

1 teaspoon ghee


as needed red and yellow food color

as needed ghee or shortening for frying


1.                   Make ek-tar syrup using the sugar, water & saffron.

2.                   Mix flour & yeast. Add the warm water (about 115F) and let it ferment for 1 hour.

3.                   Add the yogurt & ghee. Mix a drop of the food color to the batter.

4.                   Heat ghee for frying. Fill a bottle with a snout with the batter and squeeze onto the hot butter. Fry & drain. Soak in the syrup and drain.


Source: Kishor