firstly, in a large bowl take ½ cup jaggery and ½ cup water.
whisk and dissolve the jaggery.
now add 1½ cup wheat flour, ½ tsp fennel, ¼ tsp cardamom powder and ¼ tsp baking soda.
mix well making sure all the spices are well combined.
further, add ½ cup more water and mix well.
beat for 2 minutes or until the batter turns smooth and silky.
cover and rest for 30 minutes or more to get soft and fluffy gulgula.
after 30 minutes, beat the batter again for a minute making sure the batter has enough airy texture.
dip the hand in the water and scoop a tbsp of batter.
drop into hot oil making sure a round ball-sized shaped is attained.
stir occasionally and fry on medium flame until it turns dark golden brown.
drain off making sure all the oil is drained off.
finally, enjoy gulgula hot or store in an airtight container and have for 2-3 days.