South indian KulKul / kalkal / Kidiyos sweet snacks is a Christmas sweet.It is prepared during Christmas by Indian Catholics (Mangaloreans, Goans and East Indians) ,Kulkul (pronounced as Kalkal) is a sweet deep fried snacks.
KulKuls are also known as Kidiyos (meaning worm) in a local Indian dialect. Appearance wise they look like a worm or a caterpillar. The textured ridges on this snack are achieved by rolling it over a fork or a new, clean comb or using a mould cab ne avilable in local markets. You can use comb or fork to get this worm like ridges.
Ingredients for Kulkul sweet snacks:-
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup fine semolino (rava)
- 2 egg whites
- 1/3 cup ghee or melted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar (powdered)
- salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Water to knead the dough
Methods for making KulKul at home:-
- In a mixing bowl combine all the above ingredients together. Exclude the oil.
- Add water – a tablespoon a time until the dough starts to form.
- Keep this dough aside for half an hour covered with a damp cloth
- Break off a pea side dough and spread it over a fork or a clean comb and roll it over completely
- Set aside and complete the above steps until all the Kulkuls have been formed.
- Heat oil in a deep stainless steel pot, kadai or deep fryer.
- Fry the kulkuls in a batch of 7 to 10 at a time, depending on the amount of oil.
- Drain it on a paper towel, serve or store it in an air tight container