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Wednesday, December 15, 2010


1.KALKALS  (Fried sweetened balls of dough)

I kg refined flour or maida
6 eggs beaten well
2 cups thick coconut milk
½ teaspoon salt
300 grams sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Oil for deep frying
Mix the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder together. Add the coconut milk and eggs and knead to a soft dough. Keep aside for an hour. Form kalkals by taking small lumps of the dough and roll on the back of a fork or a wooden kalkal mould, to form a scroll. Alternately, roll out the dough and cut into fancy shapes with kalkal or cookie cutters. Heat oil in a deep pan and fry as many kalkals as possible at a time. Keep aside.

To ice the kalkals, melt 1 cup of sugar with ½ cup of water and when the sugar syrup crystallizes pour over the kalkals and mix well. Store in airtight boxes when cold.

½ kg refined flour or maida
250 grams rice flour
1 cup coconut milk
200 grams sugar
6 eggs beaten well
½ teaspoon salt
1 litre oil for frying
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix all the ingredients together to form a smooth slightly thick batter.
Heat oil in a deep pan till it reaches boiling point. Now place the rose cookie mould into the oil to get hot. When the mould is hot enough dip it half way only into the batter and put it back immediately into the boiling oil. Shake the mould to separate the cookie from it. Heat the mould again and repeat the process. Fry rose cookies till brown. Continue in this way till the batter is finished.
Note: The batter will stick to the rose cookie mould with a hissing sound only if it is sufficiently hot otherwise it will just slide off the mould


  1. Made the KulKuls today for Christmas. Will bring back many memories for the family, as we haven't had these since my Mum passed away on Christmas Eve 2007. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. I'm sure your Kulkuls will be a sell out with your family. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  3. Bridget Hi, I live in Canada now for the past 30 years.. I always loved our Christmas treats and remember frying them, helping my sisters or friends. Such an exciting time of year ! I never thought to ask family or friends for these recipes, as you know, in the west, there are foods and desserts galore. But, finding this site, which was recommended by a friend, I found these recipes. I am going to try them asap.. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us. I will give you the net result !