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Rita Arora
30 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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A crispy and sweet Maharashtrian dish.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Maharashtra
  • Roasting
  • Frying
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. For the dough:
  2. Plain flour 2 cup
  3. Ghee 1/4 cup
  4. Cold water as required
  5. For the stuffing:
  6. Mawa 200 gms
  7. Powdered sugar 1/2 cup
  8. Desiccated coconut 4 tbsp
  9. Raisins 1 tbsp
  10. Chopped cashewnuts 1 tbsp
  11. Chopped almonds 1 tbsp
  12. Cardamom pwd 1/2 tsp
  13. Chironji 1 tbsp
  14. For the sugar syrup:
  15. Sugar 1 cup
  16. Water 1/2 cup
  17. Few saffron strands


  1. For the dough, in a bowl take the plain flour and ghee, mix well. Add water and make a stiff dough, keep it aside for 20 minutes.
  2. For the stuffing, heat a pan and lightly roast the mawa on a low to medium flame. Take it out in a bowl. When it cools down, add all the ingredients and mix well.
  3. To prepare the sugar syrup, boil the sugar, saffron and water in a bowl till you get a 2 thread consistency.
  4. To prepare the Karanji, take a portion from the dough and make small ball out of it. Roll it to make a not too thin puri and cut it with a ring.
  5. Apply a little bit of water to the edges of the puri. Take 1 tbsp of the filling and place in the middle of the puri and stick the edges together.
  6. Deep fry the karanji in a medium-hot oil on a low flame till it turns golden brown.
  7. Dip the fried karanji in sugar syrup, take it out immediately and place on a wired rack.
  8. Garnish it with chopped Pistachios.

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