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Kajjikayalu (Coconut stuffed Pastry)

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This is a famous sweet made in Andhra Pradesh.

For the Dough:
Ghee – 1 1/2 cups
Flour – 1/2 kg

For the Filling:
Chana Dal – 1/2 kg
Kopra – 2, grated
Cardamoms – 18 to 20, finely powdered
Powdered Sugar – 1/2 kg
Sesame Seeds – 2 tblsp, dry roasted
Ghee – 650 to 700 gms, for frying

1. To make the dough, warm the ghee in a pan.
2. Pour it on the flour and knead into a little stiffer dough.
3. For the filling, pound the chana dal slightly coarse.
4. Mix the dal, kopra, cardamom powder with sugar and sesame seeds.
5. After 2 hours, knead doughh well and roll out into rounds, just like for puris.
6. Put the filling in the centre.
7. Dampen the edges of the puri.
8. Fold it over, keeping the filling inside to make a half moon shape.
9. Press edges together to seal.
10. Deep fry in oil over medium heat till golden brown.
11. Remove and drain.
12. These stay good for a month.

image credit: sirishaskitchen.blogspot.in
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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