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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Karanji - a sweet snack

Cooking Time Required: 20-30 mins
Cost of preparation: 35-45 rupees

For dough: Maida ( 2 cups ), ghee ( 3 tbs ), water, salt to taste.

For stuffing: coconut ( 1 no ), powdered jaggery / sugar ( 4-5 tsp ), cardamon ( 2-3
nos ), ghee ( 1 tbs ), salt to taste.

Oil for deep frying.

Preparation: Heat the ghee and add to the maida . Sprinkle salt and just enough water to make a stiff dough. Knead well and keep aside for 15 mins.

Grate the coconut and keep aside.

Cooking: Heat a pan. Add ghee followed by the jaggery and allow it to melt.

Add the grated coconut and stir fry for 5-6 mins. ( If sugar is used, add the sugar at this stage )

Sprinkle the powdered cardamon and mix well. Remove from the stove.

Make small balls from the dough. Roll into small circles.

Put a small amount of the stuffing on the circles and close the edges with a little water to get a semi-circular shape. ( One can also make use of the moulds available in the markets )

Heat sufficient oil in a wok. Add the karanji to the hot oil and fry to a golden brown.Remove from wok and keep aside.

This can be kept in a airtight container and consumed within 3-4 days.


  1. Delicious. Iam drooling over them. I have not met you for a long time.Hehe ! Ulta chor kotwal ko date. I have been irregular dear but I missed you. I dont generally deep fry(I am asthmatic) so this one will have to be missed out in my kitchen. Sorry! But Do you think they can be baked? Must try.

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  2. Nice yummy recipe dear..Love to have few.

  3. Look delicious indeed!! Nice pics...
    Happy Janamasthami.

  4. Hi Archana,

    Nice to know that somebody missed my posts!!! Have not been keeping well for sometime...and hence stayed away from blogging!! Will be back to regular posting soon....

    Regarding the baking, yes it can also be done. And it is quite delicious too...but the crispiness does not stay for long! Will be good for immediate consumption....so make in small quantity.

  5. Hathi Ghoda Palki..Jai Kanhaiya Lal ki !!!Happy Janmasthami to everyone!!

  6. Looks soo tempting, yummy and delicious

  7. This is my fav sweets. I love making this. Nice snap.

  8. Hi ...First time on your blog...Karanji looks so tempting...Happy to join you dear...Do visit me at http://muchmorethanahomemaker.blogspot.com/

  9. Looks so tempting and perfect.. simply inviting :)
    Indian Cuisine


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