Kulkul is a deep-fried sweet snack. It is made by frying a sweetened dough of flour, coconut milk, and sugar is shaped into intricate curls. This is a popular Xmas treat in among the Christian community in India.
Keyword Christmas Treat, Egg Free
1 1/2CAP Flour / Maida
1/2CCoconut Milk Use as needed
If the crystals are large then powder the sugar in a blender. Combine sugar, flour, vanilla and salt in a mixing bowl .
Rub the butter into the flour mix until crumbly.
Add the coconut milk little by little to and knead to make a stiff dough. The dough should be tight, if needed add extra flour. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Pour enough oil into a thick bottomed pan to immerse the kulkuls (about 1 inch depth). Heat over medium flame.
Take a piece of the dough about the size of marble (1 cm in diameter) and roll into a ball. Press the ball on the back of a fork and flatten. Roll the flattened piece of dough , so that the indentations from the fork are visible. Place the rolled kulkuls in a lightly oiled pan or on a parchment paper,
Test the oil temperature by placing a small piece of dough in the hot oil . If it crackles and floats to top, the oil is hot enough . If it browns immediately, turn off the heat and let the oil cool a little .
Keep the heat at medium and drop a few rolled Kulkuls in the hot oil. Turn the pieces often while frying to brown all sides evenly.
Drain to a paper towel .
Once the kulkuls are cooled a little dust powdered sugar (if using) on top and serve.
For detailed instructions go to https://oventales.com/kulkul/ .