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Kulkuls By Chef Akanksha Khatri


Kulkuls are a part of goodies prepared for Christmas. Chef Akanksha Khatri shares the recipe for this sweet, crunchy treat.
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Cooking Time

5-10 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • For Kulkuls

    • 1 cup refined flour

    • 2 tbsp semolina

    • a pinch of salt

    • ½ cup powdered sugar

    • 2 tbsp ghee

    • 1/2 cup fresh coconut milk


  1. 1

    To a mixing bowl add flour, powdered sugar, semolina, salt and butter. Rub butter with flour and crumble it well. Then add coconut milk little by little.
  2. 2

    Knead to form a soft dough. Keep covered for 15 mins.
  3. 3

    Now take a kitchen comb or fork, take a small portion of the dough place it on the fork, gently flatten it then roll to form a curl.
  4. 4

    Heat oil for frying in a kadhai. Fry until golden brown, remove and drain on absorbent paper.
  5. 5

    Cool down then store in an airtight container.

Kidyo or Kulkuls are a part of Kuswar prepared by the Catholic community of Goa for Christmas. It is also prepared by the east Indian community of Maharashtra. Kulkuls are very similar to sweet shells or Gavvalu, a sweet that is very popular in Andhra Pradesh. The difference being - sugar is added to kulkuls where as gavvalu are first fried and then dipped in sugar or jaggery syrup. 

Kulkuls or Gavvalu are truly on the go sweet that can be enjoyed by all anytime.


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