Kul Kul / Goan Christmas Sweet
Written by Jayashree
Published on December 21, 2018

Christmas is here and time to rejoice. There’s a song and joy everywhere, elaborate preparations are being made and the internet is flooded with cake recipes. Oh! so many I am seeing each day, there is really no dearth for tasty dishes isn’t it? It’s been sometime I posted anything related to Christmas after the cookie recipe, so here I am with a tasty Goan sweet.

I am so excited, I have some good news to share with you. Some of you must be knowing that I love to write poems, I now have my e-book of poems, ” Soulful Melodies”. It is available on Amazon.

As part of Christmas and New Year celebrations, I am offering all my recipes books to you at a discount. They are at $2 only !

I have seen many of friends make elaborate dishes, such beautiful flower shaped sweets, cakes and cookies. Today, I have Kul Kul or Kal Kal as it is called. 

Kul kul is a sweet from Goan cuisine. Coconut milk or milk is often used to mix the dough. But, I have used water here. A few tips, before I proceed to the recipe.

  • Mix the ghee well with the flour. Rub it well numerous times before you add other ingredients.
  • Add water little at a time, you need a stiff dough.
  • A little oil may be applied on the dough and then kept covered aside.
  • Making of kul kul needs time and patience.

Lets start making Kul Kul

Ingredients: Measurement used: 1 cup =250 ml

  • 1.25 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 4 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/4 cup semolina
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • water
  • oil for frying

Method:

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  • Take all purpose flour in a bowl, add ghee to it and mix it well with fingers, for three to four minutes.
  • Add sugar, salt and semolina to it. Again mix it.
  • Add a little water and knead to a stiff dough.
  • Cover and keep it aside for ten minutes.
  • You need a fork to give shape to kul kul. Take a marble size ball, press it on the fork and roll it into the shape of a cone. Seal the back end. Keep it on a plate and cover with a thin cloth, repeat for the rest of the dough.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add a batch of kul kul to deep fry, once they are golden in colour remove on an absorbent paper.
  • Repeat for the rest of the dough.
  • Store in an air tight container.  
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A few other Christmas treats :Corn Capsicum Pizza Chocolate Cake with Ganache Mocha Cookies, 

Ingredients

  • 1.25 cup All purpose flour 1 cup =250 ml
  • 4 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 1/4 cup semolina
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • salt
  • water
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Take the flour in a bowl, add ghee and mix it well. 

  2. Add sugar, semolina, baking powder and salt. Mix again. 

  3. Add little water at a time and knead to a stiff dough. 

  4. Cover with a thin cloth and keep it aside for 10 minutes.

  5. Take a small ball of the dough, press it on the back of the fork and then roll it into a curl. Seal the edges. Keep it aside on a plate. Make a few more kul kul. 

  6. Heat oil in a pan, add the shaped kul kul and deep fry until golden in colour.

  7. Repeat the same steps for the rest of the dough. 

  8. Store kul kul in an air tight container.

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May the festive season bring immense joy and happiness. Wishing one and all a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR !

May 2019 be a year of fun, enjoyment and most of all a hard working year for you all ! Be tuned for more recipes in the new year.

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6 Comments

  1. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    Kul kul, the sweet from Goan cuisine looks so yum and perfect to enjoy the Christmas vibe ! Lovely share dear ūüôā

    Reply
  2. Ashima

    They look like sweet kurkure and the name itself is so sweet “kul kul” I have never tried these in Goa. I will definitely be on a lookout for them in my next trip!

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  3. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    i am so haPpy to hear the good news of your books. Wow. You are so amazing. These kul kuls look so perfect. Save some i am coming.

    Reply
  4. amrita

    An absolutely awesome recipe for Christmas and holidays…this is one of my favourite and used to have during my stay at Goa

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  5. Ruchisvegkitchen

    Kul kul is Very new to me. Loved the recipe. It sounds so yummy and perfect for any festival.

    Reply
  6. Batter Up With Sujata

    Loved the name kul kul and the shape. Sounds crispy and delish. Congratulations for your e-book on poem and recipes. You are super talented.

    Reply

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