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Recipe type: Desserts
Cuisine: East Indian
Serves: Serves 15
  • 1 lb. flour
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp. ginger powder
  • ½ cup water to knead flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  1. Sift the flour, add the cinnamon powder and ginger powder, and cut in the butter. Add the water gradually and mix to form a firm, but hard enough dough.
  2. Cut the dough evenly. And roll into balls. Dust the surface with a little flour and roll out each. Roll until the dough is about ¼" thick. Cut the rolled dough into strips (about 3" long strips).
  3. Drop the first batch of strips in hot oil. Stir to ensure strips are covered with oil. Fry first on a low flame until crispy. Then raise the fire. Fry until golden brown and remove and place on napkins or brown paper.
  4. Drop the grated ginger in ½ cup of boiled water. Add the sugar (about 1 cup of sugar). Stir ocassionally until a thick syrup is made. Pour syrup over kurma and mix quickly to glaze the kurma.
  5. Set aside the kurma to cool before serving.
Recipe by Simply Trini Cooking at https://www.simplytrinicooking.org/kurma/