Nepali Savory donuts cooked in a simple way. A must try recipe!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 3 ½ cups Flour all purpose or plain white flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp Instant active yeast
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 tbsp Melted butter unsalted
  • 1 Egg
  • as needed depending upon the frying pan size Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • For glaze [optional] For glaze [optional]
  • - Melted honey and dried coconut flakes


  • Mix yeast and warm milk [not boiled] in a bowl by using a spoon or whisk. Leave it until bubbles form or the yeast rises. This may take up to 10 minutes. Add eggs and butter and mix with spoon.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl or a working surface. Then mix the yeast mixture, knead gently to form a dough. Shape it into a ball shape and cover with plastic wrap or a wet towel for about 45 minutes. Leave the dough untouched in a warm area until it doubles in size. This process is important as the yeast works with dough as the dough rises. Please note that this process may take less or more time as expected according the the room temperature. Warm surface and room helps to rise the dough faster.
  • On a flat surface, sprinkle some flour and roll out the dough about ½ inch thick.By using a donut cutter or any round glass and bottle cap, cut the dough into donut shapes.
  • Place those donut doughs on a flour dusted surface and cover them with a moist towel for around 15 minutes until it doubles in size.
  • - Heat up the oil to a medium temperature. Test the oil by frying a small piece of dough, if it floats slowly, it is ready to fry. Ideal temperature for frying oil is between 350°f and 360°f. Gently fry the donuts 1 to 2 pieces at a time. Turn over when one side becomes brown. This may take less than a minute. Do not over fry, as this will make the donuts bitter.
  • Place the warm donuts on a paper towel. Serve it warm for better taste. Donuts can be glazed with melted honey and coconut flakes as shown in the picture.


- Nepalese style donuts or doughnuts are served best with warm tea. Plain, sugar coated, and coconut glazed donuts are the most popular types of donuts in Nepal.
- Doughnuts tastes better when served warm.
- They can be stored for 1 to 2 days in a room temperature. To store it wrap them in a napkin and store in a paper bag. If they become stale, we can microwave for 15 seconds to have it warm.
- Doughnuts can be glazed with honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, chocolate, powder sugar, coconut flakes and many more etc.
3 Thoughts on donut
    Century Foods
    21 Dec 2021

    Loved your recipe’s instructions on the Donut recipe. Thanks for such amazing words.

    20 Sep 2021

    What makes a Nepali donut different from an American one?

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