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Mamta Joshi
45 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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It is traditional sweet of Maharashtrians. This recipe is with fresh coconut filling and we generally make it on Diwali

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Maharashtra
  • Boiling
  • Frying

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. For Filling -
  2. Fresh coconut scraped 1 cup
  3. Milk 2 cups
  4. Sugar 3/4 cup
  5. Dry fruits of your choice (chopped)
  6. Cardamom powder 1/6 teaspoon
  7. For crust -
  8. All purpose flour (maida)1 cup
  9. Fine semolina(Rava) 1 cup
  10. Clarified butter 2 tablespoons
  11. Pinch of salt
  12. Milk/Water as required to make dough


  1. In a heavy bottom pan cook milk and coconut until all milk is reduced( stir occasionally)
  2. Add sugar and cook till you get semi dried mixture
  3. Let the mixture cool
  4. Add dry fruits and cardamom powder. The filling is ready
  5. Meanwhile take rawa and maida in a bowl add a pinch of salt and hot ghee
  6. Lightly mix everything
  7. Add milk and knead soft dough
  8. Cover the dough with a moist muslin cloth for 10 minutes
  9. Take a small portion of the dough and roll it
  10. Fill the stuffing and make shape of karanji
  11. Seal the edges tightly
  12. Cut edges with cutter
  13. Deep fry these karanjis till crisp and Golden

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Sheetal Sharma
Sheetal Sharma   Mar-16-2017

Nice karanji recipe!

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