How to make Sopaipilla -

A Spanish snack – refined flour dough discs deep fried and dusted with icing sugar.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Icing sugar (आईसिंग शुगर)

Cuisine : Spanish

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Sopaipilla Recipe Card


Spanish cuisine is the result of a great variety of cooking cultures that have been living together in Spain.  The different climates and ways of life of each region to have played their role.  Some of the main ingredients that make up Spanish food are vegetables, meat and fish. 
Over the centuries Spain has been invaded by Romans, French, Moors, Phoenicians who introduced new cooking styles and ingredients in the Spanish cuisine, but the Spanish food is also influenced by other cultures. Spaniards were the main colonizers of America, Columbus was Spanish!  
The discovery of the New World brought new essential ingredients to the Mediterranean gastronomy like tomato, potato, chocolate that are now commonly used in a lot of Spanish dishes.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sopaipilla Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup + for dusting

  • Icing sugar for dusting

  • Baking powder 2 tablespoons

  • Oil


Step 1

Sieve together flour and baking powder in a bowl. Add butter and rub it in with your fingertip still the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Step 2

Add two-third cup of water, mix and knead into a smooth dough. Set aside for five to ten minutes.

Step 3

Dust the worktop with some flour, place the dough on it and knead for one to two minutes. Cover and set aside for five minutes.

Step 4

Roll out the dough into one-fourth inch thick sheet and cut out roundels with a medium sized cookie cutter.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry the roundels till golden and puffed. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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