Gulgule are crispy, soft fried sweet snacks made with whole wheat flour, banana,jaggery and fennel seeds.its a North Indian speciality.This begin the holy month of Ramadan,this recipe is seen quite a lot everywhere as it is one of the favorite item made for Iftari…So had to give it a try…


½ cup or 1 ripe Bananas chopped and mashed.

6 tbsp Jaggery Powder.

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour.

1 tspn Fennel Seeds. 

¼ teaspoon Cardamom Powder.

Pinch of Salt.

½ teaspoon Baking Powder.

Water as required

Oil for Frying.


Take chopped bananas and jaggery in a mixing bowl. Mash very well with a fork.

Add the wheat flour, fennel seeds, cardamom powder and salt to the mashed banana and sugar mixture.

Add half a cup of water first. Mix well and add more water if required to make a batter that is little thicker than besan batter for bhajiya.

Do not over mix as then gluten can form in the batter which will result in giving a dense texture.Keep aside covered for half an hour,just before frying add baking powder and mix well.

In a deep kadai heat oil.
Add spoonfuls of the batter in the oil. Fry on medium flame.Let the gulgule become light golden from the bottom and sides.

The gulgule will puff while frying,gently turn over each gulgula, Keep turning for even frying till they are crisp and golden.
Remove on absorbant paper.This way fry all the remaining gulgule.

Serve gulgule hot with Chai.

Happy Cooking!!!


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