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“I got this recipe from my MIL. They are tasty treats commonly given out or sold during the christmas season in India :)”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For frying the kul-kuls you need a deep frying pan and Cooking Oil about 2" depth in the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and powdered sugar and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine egg, butter.
  4. In a measuring cup measure your milk and add vanilla.
  5. Mix the butter and egg well into the flour (so it becomes nice and crumbly).
  6. Add the milk mixture a little at a time and knead well.
  7. The dough has to be nice and pliable.
  8. If too dry add more milk or if it is too sticky adjust by adding flour.
  9. Keep the dough covered tso hat it does not dry.
  10. Take a little at a time (about the size of a ping pong ball) roll it like a rope 1/2 inch in diameter and then make into small balls.
  11. Flatten these balls either on a comb or a fork and then roll along the bake of your fork to make shapes as shown in the photograph (a spiral type effect.
  12. Put these onto plates or trays.
  13. Heat the oil on a medium setting (do not overheat).
  14. Put about a handful of the kul-kuls into the hot oil and fry stirring with a spatula (used for deep frying) til golden (light) brown (till crisp).
  15. Reduce heat and remove.
  16. Continue frying the rest in the same manner. (Sometimes while frying the kul-kuls the oil starts to froth if so just reduce the heat slightly and keep stirring all the time).
  17. I usually put the fried kul-kuls in a bowl lined with paper towels to allow them to drain.
  18. Once these are cooled they can be coated with a sugar coating, but they taste best without in my opinon!
  19. If you want to know how to coat them with a sugar coating, please contact me :).
  20. If you have any questions feel free to Zmail me or find me on the boards!

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