RECIPE FOR KORMOLAS: Sweetened flour dough made into flower bud shape and deep fried !
Lately there have been lot of posts from my side, that is because we are having Christmas vacations and office will only resume in the new year. And that's the very reason I am able to make these Indian Goan Christmas specials. Karmolas are also part of the traditional Christmas goodies and are called as Phoolacho KaLyo (in Konkani) which are also known as Flower Bud Cookies. These are similar to KALKAL, simple, easy to make and taste sweet and crispy !
I’ve used water to make the dough, though one can use milk or coconut milk too! And very important to knead the dough to a soft texture. I've mentioned the process of making kormolas in step by step process, so its easier to prepare ! These are off to EC's WYF Tea Time Snacks event.
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp ghee/butter
4 drops of Vanilla essence (Optional)
water/milk/coconut milk for kneading
Oil for frying
A. Preparation of dough (time: 10-15mins)
1. Combine flour, salt and powdered sugar. (taste for sweetness, add more or less as per your preference)
2. Slightly melt the butter/ghee in a pan and add it to the above mixture well. Make sure that no lumps are left of the butter.
3. Knead the dough by adding little water/milk at time.
4. Leave the dough covered with damp cloth/paper for 15mins.
B. Preparation of Kormolas (Preparation Time: 20 mins)
1. Take out a fistful size of dough and roll it using a rolling pin. Slightly dust the board with flour and roll into a chapati.
2. Use a small round cookie cutter or lid of any bottle not bigger than 1” diameter and cut it into round shape. (follow the pictures)
3. Take opposite edges and twist to form a bud like shape. Detailed explanation below. Repeat for remaining dough !!!!
4. Make sure to twist it well otherwise it will open up while frying.
5. Heat oil in a Kadai/Skillet or frying vessel.
6. Keep heat on medium heat and deep fry Kormolas. (The oil should not be very hot while frying, otherwise the Kormolas will become dark brown but uncooked from inside)
7. Once they seem to light brown, remove them aside in a plate lined with paper. (these will continue to cook even after they are removed for few minutes)
Note: The dough needs to be kneaded really well. It has to be soft and while rolling chapati, the edges should be smooth. If the edges are not smooth, add water and knead. Use a food processor if required.
WOW! these r new to me.....very tempting.....u r in full mood of x'mas...good....
Awesome !!! Loved the way you described with pics..Would love to try out these cuties..:-)
Must say: this one is work of art! Lovely cookies :)
Wow thats really awesome,,,
Woow...they look gorgeous!!! Love your Presentation. Ur pictures are so clear...wish they pop out of the screen into my mouth :D
These are so pretty! I don't think I can ever get them to look as good as yours!
awesome! This is such an artful cooking! Looks beautiful and yummy too!
Hey Everyone..thanks for stopping by..and for your wonderful comments
wow thats amazing,never seen it before,wonderfully shown how to make these cute little yummy flowers...must be really delicious as well...
wow SE, they look so good..nice and beautiful!! these need real delicate hands to make it..like the step by step explanation.
Wow!!!! A beautiful work of art, it looks. Step by step pics makes it easy to understand. Wonderful :):)
Hi SE, very well explained pictorial presentation and loved these cuties, should try them. have bookmarked. Thanks for sharing dear and am glad ur office has given u hols we are enjoying ourselves with your posts.
Such a beautiful work, lovely..truly i want to learn these sort of artful works in cuisine...fantastic flower bud cookies..
Great sweet dish and workmanship, I think I should try to make ( doubt if I can) By the way who took the snaps? Some one special or the camera was on self timer?:-)
Have nice day
@Pari, Priya, Sushma : this is a good one to make with kids I guess!
@Ushnish, I took the pictures..and helped someone special do the buds :-)
These are adorable! Kind of like dough origami. You've got some good fine motor skills to get those looking so perfect.
Wow these are totally new to me.Must say u have loadsa patience:)Looks awesome!
Hey this sweet is realy tasty n crispy...i had it few times...urs look very cute...nicely u hv shaped them...well done
Thank you for checking up on me, my friend! I love these flower bud cookies. They look so addictive! I bet it is easy to eat many at a time without realizing it.
Happy Holidays, SE! All the best to you in 2010! :-)
I have never seen these beauties before. So exquisitely beautiful!
Happy Holidays to you & a Happy New year too!
Tussi great ho !!!! What a beautiful looking cookie dear ! mind blowing :)
Lovely shaped cookies..thanks for the entry
oh my dear...........lovely cute buds dear....sure feel like trying these.....lovely discription, and perfect presentation.....keep rocking dear.
Lovely shaped treats.
Yummy! This is making me homesick for my mum's cooking! Keep up the good work and thanks for this blog!
Thanks for the photo step by step instructions on how to make the flower. It turned out extremely nice.
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