Kulkuls: A traditional Christmas dessert for the festival season

It is also available in Mangalore by the name Kidyo. Photo: Special Arrangement

Kulkuls aka kalkal is a curl-shaped traditional Goan dessert prepared during Christmas. Glazed with sugar and flavoured with coconut milk or any other milk of your choice, it can be a variety addition to your Christmas feast this year. It is also available in Mangalore by the name Kidyo. Here's the recipe:

1 cup refined flour (maida)
1/3 cup powdered sugar
¼ cup semolina (rava)
1 teaspoon ghee
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch salt
½ cup milk

Mix all the ingredients, except milk, thoroughly in a bowl
Gently add milk to the mixture and blend them to make dough of chapati-like consistency
Close the bowl and keep it aside for 15 minutes
Take a small portion of the dough and spread it with the back of a fork
Ensure that the dough is spread thinly and then roll it
Heat oil in a pan and fry the rolled dough on medium heat till it turns brown in colour
After frying all the dough, sprinkle sugar over it and mix
Kulkuls, the sweet and tasty snack, could be served now

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