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Pumpkin Fritters Indian Goolgulas

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Pumpkin Fritters Indian Goolgulas, an Indian version of mini donuts. Basically, they are like sweetened mini doughnuts. They are super spongy and crispy.

These are eggless, with no yeast, exceptionally light, every so slightly sweetened, and truly easy and simple to prepare.

But what is Gulgula?

You can decide what you wish to call it, but they can go by many different names, i.e. Gulgula /  Goolgoola / Gulgule / Pumpkin Fritters / Pumpkin Gulgula / Mini Pumpkin Donuts

This is an Indian version of mini donuts. Basically, they are like sweetened mini donuts and they are sweet, fried, wonderful and so flavorful.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin, steamed until soft
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg, optional

Method

  1. Use a fork to smash up the steamed pumpkin and then add the rest of the ingredients
  2. Gradually add +- half cup milk to make a thick batter
  3. Fry in oil on medium heat
  4. Enjoy

It is also a very traditional South African dish – Pumpkin Fritters aka Pampoen Koekies (in Afrikaans) is a South African dessert made with cooked pumpkin. It can be served with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or sugar syrup.

These are eggless, with no yeast, exceptionally light, every so slightly sweetened, and truly easy and simple to prepare.

Update

I received the following from Nishana as she left the following note and picture on Pinterest:

Yummy… I did add sugar and Elachi powder to make them more like the Indian Gulgoolas I grew up eating. delicious

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    • Hi Nishana, Thank you for coming back and updating us that you tried this recipe. Thank you also for sharing and leaving your image on Pinterest where you must have found this recipe. I left you a comment with that image. Please let me know if you will allow me to add your comment and that picture to this post. Thank you. Are you a member of the Facebook The Recipe Hunter Group? Please do join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/therecipehunter/
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