Fugiyas & Varyas By Ajay Chopra

Fugiyas & Varyas

Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipes for Fugiyas and Varyas, the popular dishes from the East Indian community of India. Fugiyas is a sweet deep-fried bread and varyas are also deep-fried doughnut-shaped snacks. 
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Cooking Time

30 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10 Min



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  • For varyas
  • 250 ml toddy
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup refined flour/maida
  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • 1 cup urad dal flour
  • oil for deep frying
  • For fugiya
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp yeast
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup maida
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • For garnish
  • icing sugar


  1. 1

    In a bowl, add toddy, sugar and whisk it.
  2. 2

    Add refined flour, rice flour, urad dal flour and mix it well.
  3. 3

    Leave it to ferment overnight.
  4. 4

    Apply water on hands, take a small portion of varya batter and roll it into a thick disc shape.
  5. 5

    Make a hole at the centre and deep fry the varya in the oil.
  6. 6

    In another bowl, add egg, sugar, yeast, coconut milk and whisk it.
  7. 7

    Add refined flour, rice flour and mix it well.
  8. 8

    Leave the batter to ferment overnight.
  9. 9

    Apply water on the palms and make small balls.
  10. 10

    Deep fry it in the oil until it turns crispy.
  11. 11

    Garnish with icing sugar and serve.

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