Kurma

By Melissa Nestor - October 18, 2012



I love this sweet gingery Trinidadian treat!!
This recipe was adapted from the Kurma recipe on simplytrinicooking.com.    It is very easy to make and very addictive..in a good way!

Ingredients


3  cups of flour

1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
3 1/2 tablespoons grated ginger
1/2 cup water to knead flour
1/2 cup sugar

Directions

1.  In a large bowl sift the 3 cups of flour, then add the cinnamon powder and 2 tablespoons of grated ginger.

2.  Cut in the butter and use hands to stir until small crumbles form.
3.  Add the water slowly and until dough forms a firm ball.
4.  Divide the dough into two halves and set one half aside. 
5.  Place dough on counter dusted with flour and roll out to about 1/4" thickness (or a like thicker than regular pie crust.
6.  Cut the rolled dough into strips (about 3" long strips).
7.  Drop the first batch of strips in hot oil.  Stir to ensure strips are covered with oil and fry until light golden brown.
8.  Quickly place fried kurma on napkins of brown paper bag/paper to absorb excess oil.

For the ginger coating:


1.  Drop the 1 1/2 Tablespoon of grated ginger in 1/2 cup of boiling water.

2.  Add the sugar (about 1 cup of sugar).
3.  Stir occasionally until a thick syrup is made.
4.  The syrup is ready when it drips and form long threads from a spoon.
5.  Pour syrup over kurma and mix quickly to glaze the kurma.
6.  Set aside the kurma to cool before serving.

Enjoy! MN

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