Karanji (Gujiya) / Diwali Sweet Recipe / Delicious Indian Snack2015-10-24
- Yield : 10 nos
- Servings : 5
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 40m
Karanji (Gujiya) / Diwali Sweet Recipe / Delicious Indian Snack
Karanji, also known as Gujiya or Ghugra is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet, commonly prepared during the festival of Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a delicious evening snack with a crispy outer covering. It is stuffed with a sweet mixture of fresh coconut, crushed dry fruits, sugar etc.
Semolina, chocolate and nuts can also be used as filling for it. It is a sweet savory snack which is famous all over the India. Try out this yummy and scrumptious sweet snack at your home.
- All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cup
- Ghee - 2 1/2 tbsp
- Milk - 1/2 cup
- Salt - 1/4 tsp
- Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
- White Sesame Seeds - 1 tbsp
- Almonds - 5 nos
- Cashew Nuts - 7 nos
- Raisins - 5 nos
- Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp
- Powdered Sugar - 3 tbsp
- Sunflower Oil - 2 cup
Melt 2 tbsp of ghee in a pan.
Take a bowl and add maida, salt, melted ghee and mix well. Add milk to it and knead into a soft and smooth dough.
Cover it with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, knead the dough again to make it more soft.
Heat 1/2 tbsp of ghee in a small frying pan and add grated coconut into it and saute for 5 minutes on a low flame. Keep it aside.
In the same pan, add sesame seeds and roast till it pop and change the colour. Add this to the coconut mixture and keep aside.
Grind the almonds, cashews and raisins to a semi fine powder.
Add this dry fruits powder to the coconut mixture. Then add powdered sugar and cardamom powder into it and mix well.
Take the dough and knead it again to make smooth. Divide the dough into two equal parts. Roll each part into a log and cut it into equal slices. Take each slice and roll it between your palms.
With the help of a rolling pin, shape it into small circles of 4 - 5 inch diameter. Place 2 to 3 tsp of stuffing in the center of the circle. Apply little water or milk on the edges and seal it. Use fork and make some design around Karanji.
Repeat the same process with rest of the dough.
Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry the Karanji on medium flame till it turns golden brown. Put the fried Karanji on a tissue paper to remove excess oil.
Tasty Karanji is ready.
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