Karanji | How to make Karanji

By Rita Arora  |  7th Apr 2016  |  
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About Karanji Recipe

A crispy and sweet Maharashtrian dish.

Karanji, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Karanji is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Karanji has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Rita Arora is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Karanji, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Karanji. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Rita Arora. The recipe of Karanjiis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Karanji is 30 minute. This recipe of Karanji is perfect to serve 6. Karanji is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!


Ingredients to make Karanji

  • For the dough:
  • Plain flour 2 cup
  • ghee 1/4 cup
  • Cold water as required
  • For the stuffing:
  • mawa 200 gms
  • Powdered sugar 1/2 cup
  • Desiccated coconut 4 tbsp
  • raisins 1 tbsp
  • Chopped cashewnuts 1 tbsp
  • Chopped almonds 1 tbsp
  • cardamom pwd 1/2 tsp
  • chironji 1 tbsp
  • For the sugar syrup:
  • sugar 1 cup
  • water 1/2 cup
  • Few saffron strands

How to make Karanji

  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.

My Tip:

When the sugar coating is wet, put some chopped pistachio on top of the karanji. This makes it look good.

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