How to make Kulkul -

Kulkuls forms an integral part of the sweets distributed to family and friends during Christmas. Kulkuls are a Goan sweet made especially during the festival of Christmas. This Kulkuls recipe is delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour, Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Snacks and Starters


Kulkul Recipe Card


Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West that is at once exotic and strangely familiar.  The various influences have made the Goan cuisine an interesting blend of tastes as a result of which it has a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.  Though the recipes and techniques of the two major communities – Hindu and Christian – are different but as a rule the cuisine that comes under the umbrella of Goan is simple but chilli hot and spicy. Traditionally the food is cooked on wood fires in clay pots that are fired by the village potter. Though in the modern times, quite a few Goans have had to leave their land in search of greener pastures, they still get homesick for the smoky flavour of the fish curry and rice that get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in earthenware pots over wood fires.      

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kulkul Recipe

  • Refined flour 1 1/4 cups

  • Butter 100 grams

  • Egg yolk 1

  • Powdered sugar 3-4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Coconut milk 2-3 tablespoons

  • Icing sugar for dusting


Step 1

Take butter in a bowl, add egg yolk and beat with an electric beater. Sieve powdered sugar into the bowl and continue to beat with the electric beater.

Step 2

Sieve refined flour and salt into the bowl and mix. Add coconut milk, mix and knead into a stiff dough.

Step 3

Divide the dough into small portions, spread each on the back of a fork and press lightly and roll to form kulkul. Place them on a plate.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, gently slide in the kulkuls into hot oil and deep-fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Place them on a serving plate, dust icing sugar over them

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