These are Middle Eastern eggless doughnuts.



  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • Grated rind of 1 orange (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons Brandy or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted


  1. Combine yogurt, orange rind and salt. Dissolve baking powder in brandy and add enough flour to make a pancake like batter. Cover and set aside in warm place for one and a half hours, or until raised and bubbly.
  2. Stir batter.
  3. Drop by spoonsful into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, turning once.
  4. Drain and serve with diluted honey, cinnamon, chopped nuts or toasted sesame seeds.
  5. Serve warm.