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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kulkul ~ A Mangalore Christmas Delicacy

Kulkul,the name itself may sound strange.This is a mangalore christmas speciality and speaking about this makes me nostalgic.We were at Bangalore then,and my dad's cousins prepared this snack & I tasted it first at their place during Christmas.To us,as kids always referred this as sweet puzhu(worm).We all fell in love with the worm like shape,or you call it a shell like;my mom immediately jotted down the recipe and there after we had no Christmas without these cute shells.So,that's my deep relation to kulkuls,this is a sweet crunchy deep fried snack which can be kept on munching.And so, kids can help you roll these shells in this holiday season,Try making it with them and Enjoy!!



Ingredients
maida 2 cups(250 gms)
sugar  1 tbsp
warm oil 1 tbsp
egg 1 (optional)
coconut milk(thick) /whole milk /leuk warm water 1/4 cup
salt a pinch
for glaze(optional)
sugar 1/2 cup
water 1/4 cup



Method
-Sift the flour ,add salt,sugar,oil and egg.Knead the dough by adding coconut milk/whole milk/water in a smooth dough.The dough shouldn't be very sticky or too tight/dry.Leave aside for 10 mins.
-Make small marble sized balls.Keep the remaining dough cvered all timesUsing the back of a fork or cheese grater with small holes,flatten the marble sized dough on it.Press it down to engrave and roll it over like worms.Place the finished ones on a oil greased tray.


-Heat oil in a wok/kadai on medium flame.Slide the kulkuls into the oil (without the oil splattering).The kulkuls will remain down,wait till it reaches the surface.Turn both sides and keep mixing with a slotted spoon till its slightly browned.Drain on a paper towel.



-In another pan,heat the sugar and water in a pan.Let it come to boil and wait till it reaches the right consistency.The sugar coats the back of a spoon or when it reaches a one thread consistency,put off flame.
-Add the fried kulkuls in it and mix well so that it coats all of them equally.
-Wait till the sugar crystallises on the kulkuls.Serve hot with tea !!

Servings~ 2-3 adults(small batch)

NOTES
* If you are not glazing the kulkuls add about 2 tbsp more sugar in the dough and make dough.They taste good that way too.
* Some people add baking powder to the dough,I tried it once using that method too.But that gives chubby kulkuls and are softer to chew,somehow I didn't like that.
* You can omit the egg & prepare these too,Egg just adds an extra taste to it.
* You can replace the oil with butter but butter used ones may turn rancid during long storage.



Sending this to Priya & Divya's 60 days of Christmas
,Know your flour-Maida,Christmas event hosted by Divya @ Divya's Culinary Journey,Show me your HITS-Festive food hosted by Roshni@ Roshni's Kitchen

54 comments:

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

So well made. But I did not know it was a Manglorean delicacy.

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

I remember helping my friend make this long back. but never got recipe from her and lost in touch too. Glad to find the recipe here.. Also thanks for linking it to the event.. :)

Sireesha Puppala said... Best Blogger Tips

Yep..we call it theepi gavvalu in telugu..well done dear

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Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Kulkul looks perfect and delicious I am joining in enjoying this worm.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie though I have not tasted this but we too make something similar to this Christmas dish. Very nice

Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Never heard of these Julie.. they look so cute :)

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

so crispy and yummy
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Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious And looks neat

Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

crispy and sweet snack...nice christmas delicacy...send me some for Christmas...

Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, when I see this Kulkul it reminds me of my late aunty...only she made this for Diwali every year...now it has been 15 years I never taste it...

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Delish...I must try them!!!

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Very special treat for christmas, lovely snack...
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Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

New to me..worth trying.

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

Our christmas is also never complete without kulkuls. yours look fabulous.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow that is interesting... a very new snack for me... love your explanation on using the fork and the cheese grater to get the impressions!!!
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Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

my favourite..looks yum!

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

interesting recipe...looks delicious!
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Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow adipoli

Vidya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful snacks...loved it.

Swasthi Blank said... Best Blogger Tips

nice clicks! i never tried this with egg. thanks for sharing

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy tea time snack.. Need to try this soon

Shylaashree said... Best Blogger Tips

sounds yummy and Nice presentation julie
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Aruna Manikandan said... Best Blogger Tips

sounds new to me..
looks delicious and very well explained :)

manjooo said... Best Blogger Tips

good one Julie :)

Satya said... Best Blogger Tips

we call it gavallu...these r looking wonderful

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

I luv this sweet.

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this snack Julie..very nicely made

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Am planning to make some this weekend, cant imagine christmas without this kulkuls.

priya satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Have tasted this once but never tried....Sounds easy n tasty.Bookmarked!

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

new to me .. but want to try.. lots to try now.. again marking this one too..
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divya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious....

Archana Potdar said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Julie I am waiting for my neighbor to give me some. They are made here too in Goa. some are sjhaped like chocolates thou. will send the pics to u.

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum snack,thanks for sharing dear..
Julie ithu pole oru snack namalkum ille, I have seen a snack shaped like this..ithu try cheyyam ketto

Hima bindu said... Best Blogger Tips

Kulkul looks delicious.. perfect!!

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Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

back home when we were kids, my mom used to make this, she make dough and with fork we make this. you brought back all those loving memory., Thank you.

Rashida Shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

This is something interesting, looks good

Priya R said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully done, reminds me of childhood :) mum used to make them just like these :)

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good to munch on...nice shape :)

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Something new & Interesting, have to try

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Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy and yummy dessert.v called dos gavvalu in telugu.........
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Shama Nagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

super tempting and inviting . Join me in Fast Food - Poha event in my blog.

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

Crispy and yummy snack dear, . .

Leena said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very crisp and perfect as evening snack with chai or coffee..yummm

Roha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks Nice and Interesting :)

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

These snacks are new to me and definitely cute:)

Amrita Vishal said... Best Blogger Tips

Such cute little worms...loved it

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli...Perfectly made...Love them...

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect and nice snack..will try..

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow,these look so cute and tasty.Very new to me!

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

New to me..looks very tempting!!

Priyas Feast said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing snack..i luv this,but never made at home

Malli Das said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie,
I've never heard of Kulkuls but these cuties look so sticky sweet and delicious I would love to eat all of them :)

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks very similar to a snack made in Kerala, right. I forgot the name... Hard work Julie.. Keep it up :)

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats.Looks fantastic.Nice work.