Christmas Recipe: Baked KulKul | Goan Cookies

How to prepare and bake Kulkuls / Goan Christmas Cookies

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Hello Everyone,
Kidyo or Kulkuls are the unique goodies prepared for the Christmas celebration, and they are

most popular in the Goan region, and they are a traditional part of a sweets plate or to give to friends and neighbors. They are often called kidyo in Konkani; it's more appealing to think of them as shells or curls. They look superb after rolling and melt in mouth after frying. 

          They are easy to prepare but takes time to roll each one on a fork, involve your kids, they might have fun to roll it and that way you'll be able to make a larger batch. They keep very well if stored in an airtight container, so you can make them ahead to enjoy the holidays. Kidyo or Kulkuls dough is semolina, and maida based confection flavored with coconut and vanilla or cardamom and then make a curl with a fork and deep-fried them. There are various recipes to make this Kulkuls, some deep-fried them and then deep it into sugar syrup or glazed with sugar syrup, or some are sweetened the dough well before molding into Kulkuls.
       So try this Goan delicacy, Kulkuls to made at home, that will make the Indian Christmas season even tastier and delightful!!!

YouTube Video:

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes; Baking Time: 8 Minutes.
Each Serving of Kulkuls Contains approx. 41 Cal.

  1. All-purpose flour / Maida 1 cup
  2. Semolina ½ cup
  3. Butter/ghee 3 tbsp, melted
  4. Sugar 1 cup
  5. Salt 1 pinch
  6. Vanilla essence 1 tsp / Cardamom Powder 1 tsp
  7. Coconut milk / cream 2 tbsp (Optional)
  8. Water/milk to knead the dough
  9. Veg oil for frying kulkuls

  1. In a mixing bowl add all-purpose flour, semolina, salt, sugar, vanilla essence, and melted butter and mix all well to resemble bread crumbs.
  2. Now, by using milk or water little at a time and knead to make a soft, elastic and pliable dough.
  3. Place dough in a bowl, cover and keep aside
    for half-hour.
  4. After half an hour, it is time to mold the dough into kulkuls.
  5. Now, take a small portion of dough and press it down on the back of a fork and roll to make curls.
  6. Using your fingers, press down lightly and flatten the dough into a uniformly thin
    the rectangular shape that covers the fork or roller.
  7. Now, roll the rectangle from one end to another with your fingers(As shown in the video). This indented rolled piece of dough is called as Kulkuls / Kidyo.

Baked Kulkuls :
  1. Preheat oven at 350 F.
  2. Once you rolled out Kulkuls, place them into a parchment paper-lined baking tray.
  3. Bake Kulkuls into preheated oven for about 5 to 7 minutes and then broil it for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from oven and if you want more sweet you can sprinkle powder sugar and cool completely.
  5. Tadaa, low calorie, low fat, sweet Christmas cookies or Baked Kulkuls are ready to serve, serve it with glass of milk. Enjoy!!!

My Take :
  • Semolina needs more time to be softened, so you can cover and keep aside for 1 hour or till it gets soft.
  • If you like to dust with sugar powder then do it when they are still hot.
  • Let them cool completely, then store in an airtight container.
  • If you don't find coconut milk or cream you can totally avoid it.

Dietary Comments:
Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Per serving of Baked Kulkuls contains 40.86 calories, along with carbohydrates - 7.08 g, fats - 1.29 g, proteins - 0.62 g.  
Good Time To Eat:
           It's good to eat Kulkuls or Christmas cookies as a snack.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!


  1. Thank you so much. Sure I will visit your blog.
    Happy New Year.

  2. Happy New Year 🎊🎉🎉
    I already made this cookies on Christmas by the methods of frying it taste really good....
    But I want to try this baked one also for sure👍👍


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