Khaja | How to make Khaja

By Prasanna Hede  |  16th Sep 2016  |  
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About Khaja Recipe

Goan Festive sweet...try these crispy,flaky and yummy khaja!

Khaja is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Khaja has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Prasanna Hede is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Khaja recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Khaja is 80 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 15 minutes. This is recipe of Khaja is perfect to serve 20 people. Khaja is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Khaja. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Khaja by commenting on this page below!


Ingredients to make Khaja

  • 1 & 1/2 Cup Maida / all purpose flour
  • salt a pinch
  • 2 teaspoons ghee
  • 2 Tablespoons Rava / sooji
  • water to knead the dough
  • For Syrup:
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 & 1/4th Cup sugar
  • For the Paste:
  • 2 Teaspoons Maida/ all purpose flour
  • 4 Teaspoons ghee
  • Extra maida for dusting
  • Extra maida for dusting

How to make Khaja

  1. First,in a mixing bowl,add all the ingredients mentioned to make dough. Slowly add the water and make a soft dough. Knead the dough for 5 Minutes.
  2. Cover the dough with cling wrap or damp cloth. Let this dough rest for 1 hour. Again knead it for 5 minutes.
  3. In a bowl,mix the maida and ghee and make a smooth paste. On the kitchen counter,sprinkle little flour. Pinch a dough ball and roll it thin on the counter. Make 3 thin roti like this.
  4. Apply this maida and ghee mixture on first roti. Keep the second on top of this. Apply the maida mixture again.
  5. Keep the third roti on top. Roll this into a log. I made 6 roti out of this dough and 2 logs.
  6. Now with a knife cut the log diagonally. Now take each piece and press it lightly on your palm. Heat oil/ ghee.
  7. When its hot,deep fry all the khaja on low flame till golden brown and crisp. Drain on a kitchen paper. Meanwhile make the sugar syrup.
  8. In a sauce pan,add the water and sugar and let it boil. After first boil,reduce the flame to low . Keep it on low flame entire process when you make the khaja and fry them. The sugar syrup should be thick and warm.
  9. After frying immediately drop the khaja in sugar syrup and let it soak in warm syrup for 5 minutes. Drain these and arrange on plate. Once cooled,enjoy these crispy khaja!

Reviews for Khaja (5)

Kalpana Bhanjadeo2 years ago


Bala Punj2 years ago


Jeba Mercy3 years ago

Did Sugar syrup must be one string consistency??

Latha Venugopal3 years ago


Sweta Shet3 years ago