Khoya karanji

Khoya karanji


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About this recipe: Karanji is a traditional Diwali dessert that look like shells. These are deep fried with a delicious stuffing inside. This karanji has khoya stuffing in it. Enjoy!

Serves: 3 

  • 1 cup maida or all purpose flour
  • Water as needed
  • Salt a pinch
  • 1/2 tablespoon hot vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews
  • 1/2 teaspoon elaychi or cardamom powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon khuskhus (poppy seeds)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup khoya

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Mix maida with a bit of water to make dough. Add salt and hot vegetable oil and kneed into dough with the maida. Set aside the kneaded dough.
  2. In a bowl, mix almonds, cashews, elaychi powder, khus khus and sugar powder.
  3. Heat a tawa. Roast khoya for 5 minutes.
  4. Add khoya to above mixture of almonds and cashews. Mix the khoya well with the ingredients. The stuffing is ready, and set is aside.
  5. Make small dough balls out of the dough. Roll out each ball into medium sized tortillas or puris. The puris should be as big as the diameter of a soup bowl.
  6. Now add the stuffing on one half of the round puri. Cover the stuffing with the other unfilled half of the puri and make a shell shaped semi circular karanji. Dap and close the semi-circular end. Repeat to make more karanjis.
  7. Heat a kadhai or deep frying pan with vegetable oil. Deep fry the karanjis until golden brown.

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