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Kulkuls / Goan Christmas Cookies

Dr.Shubhangi Kumbhar
20 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Kulkuls / Goan Christmas Cookies RECIPE

Kidyo or Kulkuls are the unique goodies prepared for the Christmas celebration and they are most popular in the Goan region and they are a traditional part of a sweets plate or to give to friends and neighbors. They are often called kidyo in Konkani, it's more appealing to think of them as shells or curls. They looks superb after rolling and melt in mouth after frying. So try this Goan delicacy, Kulkuls to made at home, that will  make the Indian Christmas season even tastier and delightful!!!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Christmas
  • Goa
  • Frying
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. All purpose flour / Maida 1 cup
  2. Semolina / Rupa ½ cup
  3. Butter / ghee 3 tbsp, melted
  4. Sugar 1 cup
  5. Salt 1 pinch
  6. Vanilla essence 1 tsp / Cardamom Powder 1 tsp
  7. Coconut milk / cream 2 tbsp (Optional)
  8. Water / milk to knead dough
  9. Veg oil for frying kulkuls


  1. In a mixing bowl add all purpose flour, semolina, salt, sugar, vanilla essence and melted butter and mix all well to resemble bread crumbs.
  2. Now, by using milk or water little at a time and knead to make soft, elastic and pliable dough.
  3. Place dough in a bowl, cover and keep aside for half hour.
  4. After half an hour, it is the time to mould dough into kulkuls.
  5. Now, take a small portion of dough and press it down on the back of a fork and roll to make curls.
  6. Using your fingers, press down lightly and flatten the dough into a uniformly thin rectangular shape that covers the fork or roller, this indented rolled piece of dough is called as Kulkuls / Kidyo.
  7. Meanwhile, in a kadhai heat oil till hot, then drop the Kulkuls in small batches.
  8. Keep turning them frequently so that they cook uniformly on medium to low flame.
  9. Once done, drain them completely and transfer them to the kitchen towel / tissue.

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Ruchi Gaur
Ruchi Gaur   Dec-29-2017

I will surely try this.

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