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Christmas sweets recipe

Goan Traditional Christmas Sweets

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Kulkuls, Kormolas and Vodde or Odde are traditionally made in every Goan house during Christmas. Learn how to make this easy traditional festive sweet recipe.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 & 1/2 Cup Maida / All purpose flour
  • 1/4 Cup Semolina
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Thick Coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Clarified Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Pinches Salt
  • Oil for deep frying


  • In a bowl take Maida flour, Semolina (Rava) Powdered Sugar,Egg,Clarified butter and Salt and mix all the ingredients together.
  • Once all the ingredients are mixed, make sure the mixture holds together as shown in the picture.
  • Add thick Coconut milk in batches to knead into a soft dough. I had taken 1/4 cup of milk, but didn't use all of it as there is already clarified butter, powdered sugar and egg added in the mixture which makes it moist even before adding the coconut milk.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth for about 30 minutes and keep it aside.
  • To make Kulkuls, take a small portion of dough and spread it evenly on the backside of the fork and then gently roll from the side of the handle towards the end of the fork, just as shown in the picture.
  • To make Kormolas, take a medium size dough ball and roll it into a fine sheet. Then cut it into small square shapes.
  • Now overlap by folding the opposite ends, then fold the other two ends to form a shape of a flower bud, press firmly and twist both the edges tightly to retain the shape while deep frying.
  • To make Vodde, take a large dough ball and roll it into a slightly thicker sheet, then with the help of a cookie dough cutter or a mould cut into roundels as shown in the picture below.
  • Once the Kulkuls, Kormolas and Vodde are ready, heat oil in a pan and deep fry them on low to medium heat till golden brown in colour.
  • Serve along with other Christmas goodies.
    Christmas sweets recipe



  • Cover dough with a wet cloth, to avoid drying out and forming a crusty surface.
  • Vodde are made with whole wheat flour but this time I tried to make them with the same flour and believe me they turned out to be nice and crunchy.
  • Dairy milk can be used as well instead of coconut milk.
  • To store, let them cool down before transfering in a airtight container.
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