Koeksisters - SK Khazana

This is a South African delicacy – deep fried dough braids dipped in chilled sugar syrup This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Koeksisters - SK Khazana

Main Ingredients Refined flour, Corn meal
Cuisine South African
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 41-50 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Koeksisters - SK Khazana

  • 1 1/2 cups Refined flour
  • 1/2 cup Corn meal
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Castor sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 inch Ginger finely chopped
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Oil for greasing + deep frying


  1. Take refined flour in a large bowl, add corn meal, baking powder, salt and castor sugar and whisk well.
  2. Break the egg into the bowl, add milk and knead into soft dough. Add 2 tbsps butter and knead till the butter is well incorporated. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat sugar and 1 cup water in a deep pan. Add cinnamon, ginger and squeeze the juice of ½ lemon into the pan. Discard the scum and stir till the sugar dissolves. Cook till the syrup reaches one string consistency. Strain into a bowl and refrigerate till chilled.
  4. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. To make each koeksister, take 3 portions and shape each into thin long cylinder. Lay them side by side, press them together on one end and braid them and pinch the other end.
  5. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, gently slide in the dough braids and deep fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  6. Dip these koeksisters while they are hot into the chilled sugar syrup. Drain them and place them on a cooling rack.
  7. Transfer them into a serving bowl and serve.