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eggless kalkal recipe

eggless kalkal recipe - kalkal is delicious pastry which has a flaky exterior and soft from within

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total time:
40minutes

eggless kalkal recipe with step by step photos. kalkal is a deep fried sweet pastry that comes from the goan cuisine. these pastries are traditionally made during christmas.

eggless kalkal recipe

an eggless version of kalkal was requested by a few readers. so sharing this recipe. the eggless  kalkal tastes as good as the kalkal made with eggs. its difficult to make out the difference between eggless kalkals and one made with eggs. i can tell as i have had both types of kalkals. at home we mostly make eggless version of kalkal. here i am sharing my mom’s recipe which is quick and easy. at times she also makes kalkal with eggs.

kalkals have a flaky as well as soft melt in the mouth texture. kalkal are made with all purpose flour (maida) and ghee. then they are deep fried and then sprinkled with powdered sugar.

eggless kalkal recipe

you must be wondering how the kalkals get this unique shape. the dough of kalkal is shaped into small balls. then the balls are places on a fork and rolled from one end to other end. thats how the kalkals get the shape and pattern of a snail shell.

you can serve kalkal warm or at room temperature. once they come at room temperature, then store in an air tight container. kalkal stays good up to a week

if you are looking for more sweets recipes then do check nevris, 7 cup barfi, cucumber cake, goan baath cake and sweet shankarpali recipe.

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eggless kalkal recipe

eggless kalkal recipe - kalkal is delicious pastry which has a flaky exterior and soft from within
course sweets
cuisine goan
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 4
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 cups maida (refined flour or all purpose flour)
  • 4 tablespoons ghee or butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • teaspoon baking soda OR 1 to 2 pinches baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla essence
  • cup milk
  • oil as required, for deep frying kalkal
  • cup powdered sugar for coating

how to make eggless kalkal recipe

preparing kalkal dough:

  1. sift 2 cups of maida (all purpose flour) and salt. place aside.

  2. heat 4 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter) until they melt and appear golden.

  3. pour the melted ghee on all sides of the flour.

  4. allow the ghee to cool down.

  5. rub the flour and ghee together with the tips of your fingers. the mixture will appear like bread crumbs.

  6. add 1 pinch of salt, ⅛ teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence or extract. mix well.

  7. lastly pour ⅓ cup of milk.

  8. begin to knead the dough.

  9. keep kneading till the dough becomes soft and pliable. the dough should be soft and smooth.

  10. cover the dough with a lid or linen cloth or cotton cloth. allow the dough to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

  11. remove the lid and knead the dough again for 1 minute.

shaping kalkals:

  1. now make marble sized balls or teaspoon sized balls from the dough.

  2. place one ball at a time on the fork.

  3. gently flatten the teaspoon-sized balls on the back of a fork

  4. slowly start rolling from one end. continue rolling to the other end.

  5. gently seal both the ends. the shape should look like a small snail shell.

  6. just place the rolled kalkal on a wide dish. place a linen cloth over the kalkals so they don't become dry.

frying kalkals:

  1. heat oil in a deep pan. once oil is hot enough or just check by adding a small piece of dough in the oil. if the dough rises gradually and steadily, then the oil is ready for frying the kalkals. 

  2. fry 10 to 12 kalkals at a time. fry on medium flame till they appear golden brown in color.

  3. keep checking with the help of a slotted spoon.

  4. once they appear crisp and golden. remove them with a slotted spoon.

  5. place the deep fried kalkals on kitchen napkins.

  6. sprinkle powdered sugar with the help of tea strainer while kalkal is still warm. so that the powdered sugar coats the kalkal properly.

  7. similarly fry the rest of kalkals and sprinkle powdered sugar on them as well.

  8. serve kalkals warm or at room temperature. once they cool down, store them in an air tight container or box.

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how to make eggless kalkal recipe:

1. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making kalkal recipe.

eggless kalkal recipe

2. sift 2 cups of maida (all purpose flour) and salt. place aside.

eggless kalkal recipe

3. heat 4 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter) until it melts and appears golden.

eggless kalkal recipe

4. pour the melted ghee on all sides of the flour.

eggless kalkal recipe

5. allow the ghee to cool down.

eggless kalkal recipe

6. rub the flour and ghee together with the tips of your fingers. the mixture will appear like bread crumbs.

eggless kalkal recipe

7. next add ⅛ teaspoon cooking soda (about 1 to 2 pinches) and 1 pinch of salt. stir and mix well.

eggless kalkal recipe

8. mix very well.

eggless kalkal recipe

9. now add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla essence.

eggless kalkal recipe

10. mix well.

eggless kalkal recipe

11. lastly pour ⅓ cup of milk.

eggless kalkal recipe

12. begin to knead the dough.

eggless kalkal recipe

13. keep kneading till the dough becomes soft and pliable.

eggless kalkal recipe

14. the dough should be soft and smooth.

eggless kalkal recipe

15. cover the dough with a lid or muslin cloth or cotton cloth. allow the dough to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

eggless kalkal recipe

16. remove the lid and knead the dough for 1 minute.

eggless kalkal recipe

17. make marble sized balls or teaspoon sized balls from the dough.

eggless kalkal recipe

18. place one ball at a time on the fork.

eggless kalkal recipe

19. gently flatten the teaspoon-sized balls on the back of a fork.

eggless kalkal recipe

20. slowly start rolling from one end.

eggless kalkal recipe

21. continue rolling to the other end.

eggless kalkal recipe

22. gently seal both the ends. the shape should look like a small snail shell.

eggless kalkal recipe

23. just place the rolled kalkals on a wide dish. place a linen cloth or cotton cloth over the kalkals so they don’t become dry.

eggless kalkal recipe

24. heat oil in a deep pan. once oil is hot enough or just check by adding a small piece of dough in the oil. if the dough rises gradually and steadily, then the oil is ready for frying the kalkals.

eggless kalkal recipe

25. fry 10 to 12 kalkals at a time.

eggless kalkal recipe

26. fry on medium flame till they appear golden brown in color. keep checking with the help of a slotted spoon.

eggless kalkal recipe

27. fry till they become crisp and golden.

eggless kalkal recipe

28. remove them with a slotted spoon.

eggless kalkal recipe

29. place the deep fried kalkals on kitchen napkins to remove excess oil.

eggless kalkal recipe

30. sprinkle powdered sugar with the help of tea strainer while kalkal is still warm. so that the powdered sugar coats the kalkal properly.

eggless kalkal recipe

31. similarly fry the rest of kalkals and sprinkle powdered sugar on them as well.

eggless kalkal recipe

32. serve eggless kalkal warm or at room temperature. once they cool down store them in an air tight container or box.

eggless kalkal recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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4 comments/reviews

  1. I made these and they tasted amazing and yummy. Just the shape i couldn’t get as perfectly as you but it was tasty. Thanks for a great recipe. 🙂
    I tried commenting through app but it doesn’t seem to take it as even after days I didn’t find my comment posted.

    • thanks sneha for the feedback on kalkal recipe. shape comes with practice but as long as the taste & texture is good, shape does not matter 🙂

      will check about the app. thanks for letting me know.

  2. Wow..these look delicious. I can almost taste them in my mouth..:D can’t wait till christmas to try them. Will make them soon. Thanks Dassana. Love the little decorations in the background..

    • thanks a lot grace. do try them.

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