Cookbook:Kurma (Trinidadian Fried Dough in Syrup)

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Kurma (Trinidadian Fried Dough in Syrup)
CategoryCaribbean recipes
Time2 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.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Kurma dough[edit | edit source]

Sugar syrup[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

Kurma dough[edit | edit source]

  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 ½ cup of oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  7. Fry batches of the kurma dough in the oil, turning often.
  8. Remove when golden brown on all sides.

Sugar syrup[edit | edit source]

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

Notes, tips, and variations[edit | edit source]

  • 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.