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Fugias in a oil on a slotted spoon

Instant Fugias

Unlike the traditional East-Indian Fugias made with yeast that takes hours, these instant fugias are instantly made in less than 30 minutes. Today, I share with you two new methods to fry these too.
Course Bread
Cuisine East-Indian, Indian
Keyword baloon bread, bread, Fugias
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 599kcal
Cost $10


  • Mixing bowl
  • Slotted spoon
  • Skillet


  • cups Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 Egg
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon Baking powder


  • 1 l Cooking oil


  • In a bowl, combine the yogurt, sugar, egg.
  • Then, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine well
    Pro tip - make sure there are no dry pockets of flour. Use a spatula and mix thoroughly.
  • Let the dough rest for 10 minutes while you heat the oil.
  • Heat the oil in a deep frying pan. Not too hot, you want the balls to rise up in less than 30 seconds. I use a thermometer and keep the oil between 325°F to 350°F (or 160°C to 175°C).
    Pro tip - If the oil is too hot the fugias will become too dark.
  • The traditional method to make fugias is to squish the dough in the palm of your hands. The little dough that escapes between the thumb and forefinger on top forms a ball. Pinch this ball with damp hands and drop it in the hot oil.
  • Above, I have given you a few non-traditional methods to make these fugias. If you are new to making fugias or are not comfortable with the traditional method. Perhaps you may like to try these.
  • Fry them in batches until lightly golden. Remove onto a paper towel with a perforated spoon.  Continue until all dough is used up.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 35g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg