Kulkuls are the sweet prepared all over India at Christmas time. This is normally made with maida, egg, coconut milk and sugar.

I prepared this without egg and it really tastes good. A perfect Christmas sweet to be shared with family and friends.


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Recipe by S Kamala Course: SweetsCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Kulkuls are the sweet prepared all over India at Christmas time. This is normally made with maida, egg, coconut milk and sugar.


  • 1 cup 1 Maida

  • 2 tbs 2 Rawa

  • 1 cup 1 Sugar

  • 2 tbs 2 Powdered sugar

  • Cooking Soda – a pinch

  • Salt – a pinch

  • Cardamom Powder – one or two pinches

  • 2 tsp 2 Butter or Ghee – 2 teaspoon

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Warm Milk – as required to knead the flour

  • Oil for deep frying


  • Mix maida, rawa, powdered sugar, butter, cooking soda and a pinch of salt. Add warm milk little by little and make a soft dough. Keep it aside for atleast hanf-an-hour. Take out little dough and make a small gooseberry sized balls.
  • Take a fork and grease the back side. Take one ball and flatten it. Keep it on the back of the fork and press it. Remove and roll it. You will get shell shaped kulkuls. Finish all the dough like this.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. When it is hot, put some kulkuls and fry till it is crisp. Fry remaininging kulkuls in batches and finish it.
  • In a thick bottomed vessel put the sugar and add just enough water to cover the sugar. Bring it to boil and allow to boil till it reaches one string consistency. Add cardamom powder and stir well. Switch off the stove. Add fried kulkuls and mix well so that the sugar syrup coats well in kulkuls. Spread it in a plate and allow to cool. After few minutes, sugar crystalize on the kulkuls. Separate each piece and store it in an air-tight container.


  • Preparing for Christmas in large quantity may take more time and need other’s help. If you do not have time or help, then just make big chapatis from the dough and cut it into small squares and fry it. This is also called “Thukkada” (meaning Tiny Piece).


  1. Looks yummy!

  2. Hi Kamala

    You have a very useful blog here. Thanks for sharing the recipes with us. 🙂 I have quick question.. In your intro, you mentioned coconut but I don’t see that in your ingredients or any usage in your preparation method..Am i missing something?? Please let me know.


    • Hi SK,

      I mentioned in the beginning that usually it is prepared with egg and coconut milk. But I have not used egg or coconut milk. Instead and I used butter and ordinary milk for kneading the flour.

  3. Hi kamala,
    Very interesting recipes. Thanks a lot . I can get watever I need in ur site. Really useful.

  4. Hi kamala madam,
    I tried your kulkul today it was nice, but it was not in a color like your picture, it was little bit brown, the taste was good. And i tried your oats receipe it was very nice, your receips are very easy to prepare. Thankyou indhu

    • Hi Indhu,

      May be due to sugar syrup. If you use thick sugar syrup, then the sugar cristalise and become white on the fried kulkuls. Anyway you got tasty kulkuls.

  5. Kamakshi Ganapathy

    Dear Mami

    Your posts are really excellent. Please share me the ingredients & measure for Sathu mavu(Manna Health Mix)

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