Cookbook:Kal Kals (Sweet Curled Fritters)

Kal Kals (Sweet Curled Fritters)
Category Dessert recipes
Servings 25-30
Time 1 hour

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Kal kals are a fried sweet traditionally made during Christmas in Christian communities of India.


For 25-30 kal kals:


  1. Mix all ingredients to make a dough, moist but not sticky.
  2. Flatten teaspoon-sized balls on the back of a fork (preferably with rounded tines) and roll off, forming small snail-shell-like curls.
  3. Fry in hot oil (~350˚F/180˚C) six at a time until golden brown.
  4. Roll in more powdered sugar while still hot to coat.


  • When deep frying, be careful not to splash hot oil on yourself.