Karanji Recipe

By | Published , Last Updated: October 20, 2014 | Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Sweets | 5 Comments

A popular Diwali sweet/dessert, Karanji is made with maida with a sweet filling inside and deep fried until golden brown.

Maida (Plain Flour) – 2 cups
Ghee – 1 tblsp
Salt as per taste
Warm Milk as required
Oil as required for frying

For the filling:
Coconut – 2 cups, grated
Sugar – 2 cups, powdered
Nutmeg Powder – 1/4 tsp
Ginger Powder – 1/4 tsp
Cardamoms – 6 to 8
Ghee – little
Maida (Plain Flour) – 1 tblsp
Khus Khus (Poppy Seeds) – 1 tblsp
Mixed Dry Fruits – 1/4 cup, chopped

1. Combine the maida, ghee and salt in a large bowl.
2. Add enough milk and mix well to a thick dough.
3. Keep aside.
4. Dry roast the coconut and remove.
5. Heat little ghee in a pan.
6. Fry the maida and poppy seeds for a minute.
7. Remove and mix all the filling ingredients.
8. Grind them together and keep aside.
9. Make small balls of the dough.
10. Roll them into small puris.
11. Place some of the filling inside and fold to form a half-moon shape.
12. Using some water or milk, seal the edges.
13. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame.
14. Fry the prepared karanjis until light golden brown.
15. Remove and drain excess oil.
16. Store in an airtight container.

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Karanji written by Megha average rating 3.8/5 - 12 user ratings
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5 thoughts on “Karanji

  1. LALITHA said on October 28, 2010 at 7:33 am

    nice receipe

  2. LALITHA said on October 28, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Thanks for the nice receipe.

  3. Sharmishtha said on October 18, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Nice recipe. CKP Karanji is called Khajache Kanavle.

  4. shruti chandna said on March 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm


  5. kruta apte said on October 21, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    good , but i would like to make an addition , instead of maida in the stuffing , try adding mawa(khoya). tastes awesome

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