Kulkul | Kal Kal Recipe | Kidiyo Recipe

Whats Cooking India? It’s Kulkul recipe. It is the most popular dish in Goan regions.

This recipe comes from the Portuguese community. There are variations of a rose-like rolled pastry called Filhoses Enroladas.

It is an easy recipe with a lip-smacking taste. As it is a dry recipe, you can store it in an airtight container and use it for many days.

These are also known as Kidyo or Kidiyo in Konkan just because these kulkuls look like silkworms. If you are going on a vacation, then this kidiyo recipe can be a good hunger companion.

You can also try chocolate cake or plum cake recipes.

Kulkul Recipe

Yield: 22 to 25 Pieces

Kidiyo Recipe | Eggless Kal Kal Recipe

Kidiyo Recipe | Eggless Kal Kal Recipe

A traditional Goan recipe, Eggless kalkal is a deep-fried sweet dish recipe.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • All Purpose Flour - ½ Kg
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Baking Powder - ½ Tsp
  • Milk - 1 Cup
  • Powdered Sugar - ¼ Cup
  • Oil - for deep frying
  • Water - 4 Tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 Cup (1 Cup = 250 ML)


Steps to Make Kulkul Recipe

  1. Step 1: Take a large bowl.
  2. Step 2: Add all the dry ingredients, all-purpose flour, butter, baking powder.
  3. Step 3: Mix them well. Your flour will look like bread crumbs.
  4. Step 4: Add the beaten eggs with the flour and mix well.
  5. Step 5: Now, add the milk and powdered sugar and form a soft dough.
  6. Step 6: Cover the dough and keep it to rest for at least half an hour.
  7. Step 7: After half an hour, knead the dough again and make small balls from it.
  8. Step 8: Take a fork, apply oil on the backside and gently press one dough ball with the backside of the fork.
  9. Step 9: It will form a rectangle. Now, roll the dough in such a way that the carved side faces up and the flat surface of the dough is on the inside. It will form the shape of a shell.
  10. Step 10: Similarly prepare all the dough and prepare for deep frying them.

How to Deep fry the Kulkuls

  1. Step 1: Heat a Kadhai with oil for deep frying the kulkuls.
  2. Step 2: Keep the flame on low, and add the Kulkuls. Don’t overcrowd the kadhai with kulkuls.
  3. Step 3: Keep stirring it until these kulkuls turns slight brown.
  4. Step 4: Remove them on a plate and let them cool.
  5. Step 5: In a separate heavy bottom pan, take 1 cup sugar, 1 ½ cup of water and bring it to boil.
  6. Step 6: Boil it until the sugar melts and the syrup becomes thick.
  7. Step 7: Add the kulkuls in the sugar syrup. Mix well so that all the kulkuls are coated well.
  8. Step 8:  Remove them on a separate plate and let them cool. The sugar syrup will be encrusted in all your kulkuls.
  9. Step 9: After it is cooled, store it in an airtight container.

Your kulkuls are ready.


  • You can also add 4 Tbsp of Rava with all-purpose flour.
  • In the sugar syrup, you can add cardamom powder for a better taste.
  • You can also add ghee instead of butter.
  • You can also use coconut milk instead of normal milk.

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Amit Roy

Part-time Content Writer at WhatsCookingIndia.com and a full-time Copy Writer.

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