Assorted Chocolate Kulkuls

Kulkuls are part of the traditional Indian Christmas platter that is distributed to family and friends. The traditional recipe is given a little twist by dunking them into melted chocolate.

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All-purpose flour – 1 cup
Powdered Sugar – ½  cup
Melted Butter – 2 tbsp
Salt – a pinch
Oil – to deep fry

For the sugar glaze:
Sugar – 1 cup
Water – ⅓ cup

For the Chocolate cover:
White Chocolate – ½ cup
Milk Chocolate –  ½ cup


  • Sift the flour, salt and powdered sugar into a bowl. Melt the butter and it to the flour. Rub the butter and flour between your fingers to form a crumbly mix.
  • Add very little water and knead the mix into a firm dough. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Take a small cherry-sized ball of the dough and flatten it out on the spikes of an unused comb or fork. And roll it into curls pressing the edges.
  • Deep fry in batches until golden brown
  • Make a glaze of boiling sugar and water till one-string consistency.
  • Throw in the fried kulkuls and glaze well. Cool completely. At this point traditional kulkuls are ready.
  • To make chocolate kulkuls, line a tray with parchment paper.
  • Melt white chocolate on top of a double boiler. Dip one end of the kulkul into the melted chocolate and shake off excess. Place on the parchment paper.
  • Repeat with milk chocolate. Decorate for making it more festive.

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