In a large bowl, sift in the measured flour.
Add in the margarine to the flour and rub it in until your end up with a crumbly mixture.
Create a well in the center and add sugar, salt, freshly ground cardamon and grated lemon zest.
Add the warm water and mix with a wooden spoon as you dissolve the sugar. Start folding the flour until well combined.
Dust a clean surface with flour and proceed to knead the dough with your hands until it come together. This will take around 15 minutes.
Place the dough into a greased bowl and allow to rest for 45 minutes.
After the dough has rested, divide it into 10 equal parts.
Roll each section into a circular shape and cut into quarters.
Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown on all sides.
Drain onto a paper towel and serve them warm.