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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Ingredients for the dough:
  • 2 cups - refined flour (maida)
  • 1 tsp - oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • Ingredients for the filling:
  • 1 - coconut, finely grated
  • 1 cup - sugar
  • 2 tbsp - nuts and raisins, sliced
  • 1 tbsp - poppy seeds, roasted
  • 1 tsp - cardamom powder
  • Oil for deep frying

How to Make Karanji

  • Mix flour, oil, salt and make a stiff dough by adding enough water.
  • Boil 1 cup water, add sugar and make a thick syrup.
  • Add coconut and cook over a low flame, stirring frequently till mixture thickens.
  • Add poppy seeds, nuts, raisins, cardamom powder and cook till the mixture is almost dry. Remove and cool.
  • Divide the dough into 20 equal portions.
  • Roll each portion into a 10 cm diameter disc.
  • Place a small portion of coconut mixture in the centre of the disc and fold over to cover the mixture.
  • Press the edges together, applying a little milk if needed.
  • Prepare all the 20 raw karanjis in this fashion.
  • Flute the edges or cut with a decorative cutter.
  • Heat oil and deep fry each karanji till crisp.
  • Remove, drain and cool.