There's kurma, and there's kurma. To find the freshly made "soft" style of this Trinidadian confection, often heavy with condensed milk, a dedicated sweets shop would be your best bet. (Perhaps EIT readers can also suggest South Asian analogues.) M&M&M brand kurma (2.5 oz. bag, $1.25) represent the "hard" style; they're made from dough that has been spiced (most notably with ginger, in this case) fried (or twice-fried, some recipes insist), and glazed. Yes, these crunchy strips are commercially bagged, but they also strike a great balance between spicy and sweet. And, in snack foods, portability is a great virtue.
Carib Organic Food Market
1303 Fulton St. (Nostrand Ave.-Verona Pl.), Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn