How to make Hearty Donuts -

The much loved donuts when made in the shape of heart will be more inviting.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Hearty Donuts

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Hearty Donuts Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 2½ cups + for dusting

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh yeast 15 grams

  • Butter 50 grams

  • Eggs 2

  • Oil to deep fry

  • White chocolate chopped 1½ cups

  • Red Colour a few drops

  • Strawberry jam ¾ cup

  • Colourful edible balls to sprinkle

  • Icing sugar for dusting


Step 1

Heat milk in a deep non-stick pan. Add castor sugar and heat till the sugar melts.

Step 2

Take yeast in a bowl. Add some of the sweetened milk and mix well till yeast dissolves. Set aside.

Step 3

Sift flour into another bowl and make a well in the centre.

Step 4

Add butter to the pan and heat further till the butter melts and the milk boils.

Step 5

Add activated yeast in the well and mix well. Add remaining sweetened milk-butter mixture and mix well.

Step 6

Separate egg yolks from the whites and add the yolks to the flour mixture. Mix well into a soft dough.

Step 7

Dust the worktop with some flour, place the dough on it and knead well. Dust a large bowl with flour, place the dough in it, cover with a cling film and place in a warm place for 1 hour.

Step 8

Dust the worktop again with some flour and place the proved dough on it. Roll out into 1 inch thick sheet. Using large heart shaped cookie cutter cut out heart shapes from the sheet. Place a small heart shaped cookie cutter in the centre of the large ones and cut out so that a hollow area is formed. Use the smaller hearts as well and set aside to prove for 10-15 minutes.

Step 9

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry the heart shaped donuts till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 10

Melt the chocolate in a microwave for a minute. Remove from heat and mix till smooth. Add food colour and mix well.

Step 11

Fill a piping bag fitted with a nozzle with strawberry jam and pipe the jam into the smaller donuts from the back.

Step 12

Drizzle coloured chocolate on the larger donuts and sprinkle colourful balls and stars on top. Dust the jam filled donuts with icing sugar and refrigerate till set.

Step 13

Drizzle coloured chocolate on the larger donuts and sprinkle colourful balls and stars on top. Dust the jam filled donuts with icing sugar and refrigerate till set.

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