Let it be a wedding, festival or any small party.....this Andhra special Kajjikayalu is made for sure in everyone's home. Very easy to make and tasty too. I loved making this with my 6yr old.
Here goes the recipe........

We need:

Maida / All purpose flour 2 cups
Sooji 1/2 cup
Poppy seeds 1/4 cup
Dry coconut powder 1/2 cup
Chopped cashew nuts 1/4 cup
Powdered sugar 1/2 cup
Butter 1/4 cup
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste
Elachi powder 1/4 sp


Heat pan and add 1 sp butter. Roast coconut till golden brown and keep aside.
Now add sooji and poppy seeds to pan, roast and add to coconut .
Now few drops of butter and fry chopped cashews nuts.
Let everything cool and add powdered sugar and elachi powder.
Now add rest of the butter and salt to maida.
Mix well and add water to make smooth dough. Its should not be too soft.
Cover with lid and keep aside for 30minutes.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Now take small amount of dough and roll as small poori as shown below.
I used a kajjikayalu mould to make these.
Place the poori on the mould and stuff the roasted mixture on one side and close the mould tight.

Remove the excess dough which u find on the sides.
Now open the mould and keep the aside on a place to deep fry.
Drop 3 or 4 at atime in hot oil and fry till golden brown or crisp on medium flame.
Remove and let them cool.
Serve or store in air tight container for upto 10 days.

Sending this recipe to Srivalli's kids delight event hosted by Vardhini.

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Chef Mireille said…
this recipe is a little different from the version I did last week - I shall have to try yours too :)
Gayathri Kumar said…
Looks so delicious...
PT said…
wow.. kujiya.. they are my family fav sweet.. i love the stuffing of coconut..
Jayanthi said…
Lovely recipe I made this exact recipe as one of the recipes for next week's theme.
Today i made almost the same dish but only baked instead of frying...looks delicious!!!
Priya said…
Very addictive and one of my fav sweet.
I love this sweet.. we call it sweet somas..
I love this sweet.. we call it sweet somas..
looks absolutely yumm
Usha said…
I used to seal these kajjikayalu when growing up. My grandmother would do the filling and I would seal it and weave it. I was pretty good at too. It has been so long now, I don't know if can get that nice pattern now.
Preeti Garg said…
Awesome..we mde this on holi
kitchen queen said…
yummy and delicious sweet.
A delicious and tempting sweet....
Cool Lassi(e) said…
That looks awesome!
Kalyani said…
this is so much my fav, but yet to make this by myself, always wait for mom to make it !

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Srivalli said…
My all time favorite sweet..has come out really well..I remember doing that work what usha says during my childhood..how nice it used to be!

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