Goolgoola Indian Fritters

Contents
1 Goolgoola Indian Fritters

1.1 Custom
1.2 Recipe

1.2.1 Ingredients
1.2.2 Method

Goolgoola Indian Fritters
Custom
Goolgoola is an Indian savory that is made during prayers and serves as an offering to deities. It is made especially on these days. In every Hindu home in Durban one would always get the smell of Goolgoola, it is an old time favourite that is made by females under strictly clean conditions. It is used as an offering and then given to people in parcels. It is always made with vaadas which is an Indian prayer edible made with lentils and spices. It can also be bought from restaurants such as little Gujarat and Victory Lounge in Durban. The bigger rounder productions of Goolgoolas are known as the Ngunia which are familiar with the local black community in Durban and are sold on the streets.

Recipe
Ingredients
500g self raising flour5ml cardamon powder200ml desiccated coconut800ml cold milk2ml salt250ml sugar50ml raisins (optional)Oil for deep fat frying

Method
Sift the flour, salt and cardamon powder together.Then add the sugar, coconut and raisins together to the mixture.Mix the ingredients with milk to form a thick batter.Heat oil in a deep fat frying pan and add teaspoonful of batter into pan.Fry 5 -10 minutes on moderate heat till round, crisp and golden brown.Drain out oil well and turn on to kitchen paper.
Makes a dozen.
Written by Yoveshine Pillay

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