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Guliyo / Gulio / Deep Fried Rice Marbles (200 gms)


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Explore Mangalorean Christmas Tradition with Gulio: A Deep-Fried Delight

Step into the heart of Mangalorean Christmas traditions with Gulio or Guliyo, a special Kuswar delight cherished by Mangalorean Catholic Christians. As part of the diverse array of Kuswar, Gulio (Guliyo) stands out as a deep-fried delicacy that encapsulates the essence of the festive season. Delight in the unique culinary heritage of Mangalore and experience the joyous celebration of Christmas with every bite.

Hailing from the coastal town of Mangalore in Karnataka, India, Guliyo is a beloved treat that holds cultural significance for the Mangalorean Catholic community. Prepared with precision and care, these rice balls showcase the culinary expertise passed down through generations. As part of the Kuswar tradition—a collective term for a variety of Christmas sweets and savories—Guliyo takes center stage during the festive season.

Gulio undergoes a meticulous preparation process that involves blending rice (Red Rice / Boiled Rice and Raw rice in equal quantity), Jaggery Powder and Coconut Milk to form a fine, but smooth and thick batter. This batter is then shaped into small balls and deep-fried to perfection in hot oil until they change to a chocolatey brown color. The result is a crunchy exterior that encapsulates the unique texture of Gulio. Despite their hardness, these deep-fried delights are a testament to the craftsmanship involved in creating this Mangalorean delicacy. Allow them to cool down completely and store in air-tight containers.

The distinct texture of Guliyo sets it apart from other Kuswar items. While it may be challenging to bite into due to its robust exterior, it creates a taste that is both nostalgic and comforting.

Whether referred to as Gulio or Guliyo, the essence remains the same— a symbol of Mangalorean Christmas traditions that brings people together in celebration.

To infuse your Christmas celebrations with the authentic taste of Mangalore, consider including Gulio in your festive spread. Order now to experience the joy and warmth of Mangalorean Christmas traditions, delivered right to your doorstep. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage with every bite of Gulio— a deep-fried delight that captures the spirit of the season.

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