Cookbook:Kurma (Trinidadian Fried Dough in Syrup)

Kurma (Trinidadian Fried Dough in Syrup)
Category Caribbean recipes
Time 2 to 3 hrs

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine | Caribbean cuisines | Cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago

Kurma is a sweet fried dough coated in a sugar syrup.


Kurma doughEdit

Sugar syrupEdit


Kurma doughEdit

  1. Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, and butter in a large bowl.
  2. Mix evaporated milk, coconut cream, condensed milk, and Angostura bitters in a separate bowl.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the mixture of dry ingredients a little bit at a time. Mix until a dough forms. The dough should be "tough;" that is, not stretchy.
  4. Divide the dough into two balls. This makes it more manageable. Roll each ball out until about 1 cm thick.
  5. Cut dough into strips.
  6. Heat 1/2 cup of oil at medium-high heat.
  7. Fry batches of the kurma dough. Turn often.
  8. Remove when golden brown on all sides.

Sugar syrupEdit

  1. Heat sugar and water at medium heat.
  2. Stir so that sugar is completely wet.
  3. When mixture is clear, remove from heat.
  4. Pour over kurma, stir quickly to coat evenly.

Notes, Tips, and VariationsEdit

  • Short, thin strips of dough work best. Fat, long pieces tend to fall apart and be soft inside.
  • If kurma is browning quickly and unevenly, turn heat down.