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Guliyo By Chef Akanksha Khatri


Guliyo is a Christmas sweet that is made by the Goan catholic community. Chef Akanksha Khatri shares the recipe in detail.
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Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

5-10 Min



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  • For Guliyo

    • ¾ cup soaked white rice

    • ¾ cup boiled rice

    • ¼ tsp cardamom powder

    • ¾ cup jaggery, crumbled

    • salt to taste

    • 1 cup coconut milk

    • oil for frying


  1. 1

    Grind the soaked rice along with boiled rice in coconut milk.
  2. 2

    Add jaggery, cardamom powder and salt to taste. Grind into fine paste.
  3. 3

    In hot pan add the batter and keep stirring till it becomes roti dough consistency.
  4. 4

    Take small portions and make lemon sized balls -guliyos and keep aside.
  5. 5

    Heat oil and drop the guliyos and fry till golden & crisp. Remove and drain the excess oil.
  6. 6

    Sprinkle icing sugar and serve hot.

Guliyo is a Christmas sweet that is made by the Goan catholic community. Kuswar or Consoada is a term often used to mention Christmas sweets made during Christmas in the Mangalorean and Goan catholic community. There are about 20 different recipes that are a part of this traditional distinct flavour of Christmas celebration in India. 

Guliyo originated in Goa. It is a mild sweet made with soaked rice and cooked rice, jaggery, and coconut milk giving it a distinct taste. The crunchy exterior and mild sweet interior make it a favourite of all.

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