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Course Desserts
Cuisine East Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Set aside the kurma to cool before serving.