29 GUL GUL(KUL KUL) AND AN AWARD

Gul Gul/Kal kal is sweet prepared mainly during christmas. It looks great and just melts in your mouth. I loved this sweet when I was a small kid itself... usually got lots of them from many friends who prepared this dish at home for Christmas. Also many friends who we could not meet druing christmas , would get this after our christmas vacations.

Today is my younger son Harsha's Birthday so making this sweet. Both my son's love this dish as well as hubby. Whenever I make these, he is the one who helps me a lot in rolling the gul gul.

To prepare this simple sweet we need

All purpose flour/Maida - 2 cups
Semolina/sooji fine - 4 tbsp
Sugar(granulated or powdered) - 1/4 cup( can add more if needed to make it more sweeter)
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Melted butter - 2 tbsp
Coconut cream(thick coconut milk) - enough to mix in ( around 3/4 to 1 cup)
Egg white - optional ( I sometime don't use them)
Salt - a pinch
Oil for deep frying
Fork
In a mixing bowl... mix in butter and baking powder... to it add all purpose flour/maida nd sooji fine... mix well with hands and also add in sugar and a pinch of salt... Add coconut milk little by little and mix everything to a dough consistency( not very hard and not very soft too). Cover with a wet cloth and set aside for 5 - 10 mts. Then take a small marble size of dough and a fork. Press the dough at the back of the fork(also to flatten them).. press with fingers lightly. Then from one end roll the dough just like rolling a mat... Now you can see a nice ridged curl at the back( where the dough had been pressed). Repeat this step to all. Heat oil in a frying pan and drop the shaped curl dough into the oil and deep fry till crisp and light brown. You can store them in a air tight container at least for few weeks.

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  • 29 comments/Reactions:

    Shama Nagarajan said...

    Sound interesting....waiting for the pic....Congrats !!!........thank u for sharing with me.....

    Padma said...

    Sure Shama... will upload it very soon.

    Gayathri said...

    Happy Birthday Harsha dear.. Hope you are enjoying your day with this lovely sweet ..

    Padma , Thanks a lot dear for sharing the award with me.

    Lavanya said...

    Congrats on your award padma..thanks for sharing with me too..hey your dish name is very intresting n ia mlooking forward for your dish pic :)

    Padma said...

    Yeah sure Lavanya ... Will try to find if it has any other name and will post it.. :D

    Ramya Vijaykumar said...

    Congrats on your award and to all your frenz too... Sweet sounds great shall come back for the pic... And happy bday to your son...

    Padma said...

    Thanks Gayathri Athai... will hand over the sweets to u personally.

    Padma said...

    Thanks Ramya ... will upload the pic very soon :D

    Sanghi said...

    Congrats for the award and thanks a lot for passing to me padma..!:)

    Ponni said...

    Nice recipe.mouth watering Padma.

    Malar Gandhi said...

    Sounds very interesting recipe...simple ingredients, guess not complicated at all for me to try.

    Padma said...

    Sure is not complicated... only the rolling part... it is fun and curl looks good :D

    Sanghi said...

    those are looking lovely.. I Love it more, my grandma brings whenever she comrs from native..

    Gayathri said...

    Wow Padma ... Send me one Parcel..

    Padma said...

    Sure Gayathri :D

    Poornima Nair said...

    Congrts on your award...the gulguls looks scrumptious...

    Padma said...

    Thanks Poornima.

    Pooja said...

    The sweet looks tempting :) Definitely worth a try..Happy B'day Harsha :)

    Padma said...

    Thanks Pooja :D

    Divya Vikram said...

    Havent heard about this sweet! Looks pretty !Love this idea of shaping it!

    Padma said...

    Thanks Divya... kids will love this.

    Kavitha said...

    ur kul kul is super dear...plannin to prepare it soon...

    Padma said...

    Kavi.. mine got over... so send it to the whole gang :D

    shaikh said...

    nice recipe nad good idea. but i wud love to know if we can substitute coconut milk to milk? can we use only milk? pls advice me. thanks

    Padma said...

    Sure Shaikh you can substitute the use of coconut milk with regular room temp milk( can use warmed and chilled to room temp also) or can avoid both and use slightly warm water for kneading ... coconut milk will just give u additional flavor that's it... but you will get the same shape with the use of water or milk too... Hope I have cleared or let me know if u need any more clarification and thanks for dropping by :)

    Suvaiyaana Suvai said...

    wow super i never heard this sweet!

    Anonymous said...

    These look great! I will definitely try this recipe and give you the feedback. I was just wondering about the egg white, does it serve any special purpose in the dough? What difference does it make when it's used. Thanks! :) Fauzia

    Padma said...

    @ Fouzia -You can skip egg whites if not needed. I have not used them though the recipe asks for it. It just acts as a binding agent and gives out a good texture to the dish.
    Thanks
    Padma

    Nandini said...

    Hi Padma,
    I have looking for a good recipe for this and I am so glad I came across your site. Thanks for the great recipe. It came really well! I didn't use the egg white but it still came really good, I increased sugar to 1/2 cup too.
    Thanks for sharing...you have a nice collection of recipes....I will be trying out many more!

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