Plain Paras Khaja

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Total Time:
5 hours
Serves:50 pieces
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

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

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  • 125 g - Fine semolina
  • 4 tsp - Non-melted ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 tsp - Corn flour
  • 2 tsp - Melted ghee
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Ghee for deep frying
  • For syrup:
  • 150 g - Sugar
  • 3/4 cup - Water

How to Make Plain Paras Khaja

  • Blend non-melted ghee into semolina. Add enough water to make a soft pliable dough.
  • Cover with a moist clean cloth, and with a lid.
  • Keep aside for four hours.
  • Divide dough into small portions.
  • Each portion should roll out thin chapatti of 10" diameter.
  • Make a paste of corn flour and melted ghee.
  • Apply thinly on each chapatti.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut each into 1 inch wide strips.
  • Roll each one tightly.
  • Press between both palms gently.
  • Roll lightly to flatten into concentric circles.
  • Heat ghee in frying pan, dip in one at a time.
  • With a ladle, keep pouring the ghee over khaja from sides.
  • When puffed, drain, keep aside on mesh.
  • Make syrup of 2-1/2 thread consistency from sugar. (refer feature on syrups for method)
  • Dip fried khaja into hot syrup, on both sides.
  • Drain carefully, replace on mesh till cool.
  • Cool completely before storing in container.