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November 11, 2013

DOLDOL ( BLACK HALWA) - AN ANGLO INDIAN CHRISTMAS DELICACY

Doldol is a rich Black Halwa like Christmas delicacy. It is made with Black Rice flour, roasted semolina, almonds, sugar […]
Doldol is a rich Black Halwa like Christmas delicacy. It is made with Black Rice flour, roasted semolina, almonds, sugar and ghee simmered in thick coconut milk till a Halwa like consistency is reached. Christmas in KGF was never complete without Doldol.

Ingredients
1 kg sugar                                                                   
½ kg almonds 
2 cups roasted fine semolina or soogi or semolina            
 ½ kg ghee
5 cups thick cocoanut milk extracted from 3 coconuts      
1 kg Puttu Rice flour or Black /Red Rice flour

In a fairly big vessel, boil the sugar and cocoanut milk together till it forms thick syrup. Mix the rice flour and semolina together and add to the syrup a little at a time and mix well. Add the ghee and almonds. Stirring continuously cook till the mixture is thick and leaves the sides of the pan. Remove from the heat and pour onto a greased plate. Cut into squares when cold. (The Doldol will be black)
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Article written by Bridget White-Kumar
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