Happy Diwali to all 

On this auspicious occasion of Diwali or Deepavali I prepared this sweet called Gulgule. This simple recipe has been forwarded to me by my Bhabhi, Lakshmi. She has a huge cosmopolitan friend circle and therefore she is exposed to some never-heard, never-eaten kind of stuff. For me this is one such sweet. Since I have a sweet tooth, I never let any sweet recipe pass by me!! I was surprised at the simplicity of ingredients and yet the rich taste. I understand this sweet is prepared in certain communities in Central India for festivals like the colorful Spring Festival Holi, Kadwa Chouth etc. Anyway for me, preparation of sweets have no affiliation to festivals. So without much ado, here is the recipe..

Ingredients - 
Wheat Flour 1 cup
Jaggery Grated 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Sooji/Semolina/Bombay Rava 1/4 cup (I forgot to add..so I guess this is optional)
Fresh/Frozen grated Coconut 1/2 cup
Fennel (Sounf) Powder couple pinches

Any Oil for deep frying 3-4 cups

Method Of Preparation - 

In a bowl, add jaggery, sugar and water and let them dissolve. Maybe the process can be made faster by heating the solution.

Slowly add the wheat flour a tablespoon at a time and mixing well so that there are no lumps and then add the fennel powder and the grated coconut too.

It should form a batter thicker than dosa batter maybe like a muffin batter. 

In a frying pan, add oil and heat it on medium. Check to see if the oil is hot enough. 

Scoop a spoonful of batter and gently glide it into the hot oil. Add more spoonfuls into the oil without overcrowding the pan. Let them brown a little and drain them onto kitchen paper towels. Continue until the batter is done.

Serve warm. They would be crispy on the outside and soft and delicious in the inside!

Makes about 25 dumplings
Preparation Time 25-30 min 


  1. Gulgule looks perfectly made and must have tasted delicious.

    Also, very happy Diwali to you and your family.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. looks delicious.. Happy Diwali to You and your family too.. :-)

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Wishing u a happy and prosperous diwali. Gulgule looks sooo tempting..

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  11. Anonymous Says:
  12. Hello Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Take care.

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