• Preeti Shridhar

Gulgule

Updated: Aug 19

Gulgule are simply put sweetened whole-wheat flour fritters. It's a very traditional recipe, made in Indian households during Shravan Month of Hindu Calender and some festivals.

At my mom's place its made on several festivals. As kids we used to wait for these festivals simply for these goodies..

This time I noticed on Facebook that a lot of people make it in combination with Kheer. Although I make both I had never made them together. I was nudged by a few friends to try it as a combo. So here it is.

I must say it is a beautiful combo.



Ingredients

Whole wheat flour 1 1/2 cup

Jaggery Powder 1 1/4 cup

Fennel powder 1 tsp

Nutmeg powder 1/2 tsp

Ginger powder 1/2 tsp

Water 325 ml

Oil for frying



Method

  1. Sieve all the dry ingredients.

  2. Mix them well.

  3. Now slowly add water till you get a thick paste.

  4. Whisk it with your hand for a couple of minutes.

  5. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.

  6. Now add more water to make the batter of dropping consistency.

  7. Heat oil in a karahi.

  8. Drop spoonful of batter into hot oil, fry on medium heat till redddish golden.

  9. Remove on absorbent kitchen towel, so that excess oil is absorbed.

  10. Fry few at a time.


Note:

  1. Batter consistency is very important to get fluffy gulgule.

  2. It should neither be very thick nor thin.

  3. It should be of dropping consistency.

  4. While frying if you feel, the remaining batter is thickening, then add a tsp of water at a time to correct the consistency.



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