Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipes

        Its so good to come back to the wonderful world of blogging after a long break. I had been to India for the last three months and it had been quite eventful with my sister's wedding,meeting friends and relatives,travelling,shopping, packing and unpacking a couple of times and falling sick at times. Now finally back in Singapore, we are trying to settle ourselves to the usual routine.

        So the recipe for today which is karanji was made at our place in India during diwali. I was meaning to post this since then , but some technical problems kept me away from posting some posts in my drafts.I am hoping to post them before the year ends.Karanji a Maharashtrian savoury is similar to somaasi in the south and gujiyas in the north. The only variation is in the kind of stuffing used. Here we have used a mixture of dessicated coconut and poppy seeds. But powdered roasted gram or dry fruits or sweetened khoya can also be used for the filling.

         So here I am posting the basic recipe for karanji with step by step pictures for the the advantage of our readers. Try making them with filling of your choice and enjoy them anytime!!!

Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipes
Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipesIts so good to come back to the wonderful world of blogging after a long break. I had been to India for the last three months and it had been quite eventful with my sister's wedding,meeting friends and relatives,travelling,shopping, packing and unpacking a couple of times and falling sick at times. ...

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    Ingredients

    For the cover-
    Maida/all purpose flour
    1cup
    Rava/semolina
    1tbsp
    Ghee
    1/2tbsp
    Salt
    A pinch
    Water
    as required

    Steps

    1. Method- Knead the flour into a soft and firm dough mixing all the above ingredients. Shown in the picture below.
    Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipes

    For the stuffing-

    Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipesIts so good to come back to the wonderful world of blogging after a long break. I had been to India for the last three months and it had been quite eventful with my sister's wedding,meeting friends and relatives,travelling,shopping, packing and unpacking a couple of times and falling sick at times. ...

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    • Coursedessert
    • Cuisinenorth indian
    • Yield25 pieces 25 piece
    • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
    • Preparation Time30 minutesPT0H30M
    • Total Time1 hourPT1H0M

    Ingredients

    Dessicated coconut
    1cup
    Poppy seeds/khus khus
    1/2 cup
    Cardamom powder
    a pinch
    Powdered sugar
    2 cups
    Oil for deep frying

    Steps

    1. Grate the dessicated coconut.
    Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipes

    Roast the poppy seeds till its slightly warm. Take care that it does not turn brown. Grind it to a fine powder.

    Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipes

    Grind the dessicated coconut to a fine powder and combine it with the powdered poppy seeds.

    Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipes

    Add the powdered sugar to the above mixture and mix well. The stuffing is ready.

    Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipes

    Make small balls with the dough. Roll each of them to a small circle.

    Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipes

    Place the stuffing in the center and seal the ends as shown in the picture.

    Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipes

    Repeat the same with rest of the dough and stuffing.

    Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipes

    Heat the oil till it is hot. Deep fry the karanjis till they are a golden brown.

    Karanji- step by step pictures - diwali recipes

    Enjoy!!