Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Karanji

Karanji is a deep fried dumpling with a filling of grated coconut sweetened with sugar and flavoured with powdered cardamom seeds. It is also known as Kanavale. It is one of the popular sweets prepared for Diwali celebrations.
 

We need:


Maida / All purpose flour 1 cup
Sooji 1/4 cup
Oil 2sp
Salt pinch
Powdered sugar 1cup
Cashew and Raisins 1/4 cup
Grated coconut 1cup
Elachi powder 1/2 sp
Poppy seeds 2 sps
Oil for deep frying


Method:


Add sooji, salt and oil to all purpose flore and mix well.
Now add warm water to make a stiff dough.
Knead well and keep aside for 30mins.
To make filling dry roast poppy seeds.
Now add grated coconut, poppy seeds, elachi powder, broken cashew, raisins to powdered sugar and mix well.
Now take little dough to make a small size poori.
Apply little milk or water to the edges of poori.
Now fill a spoon full of the coconut filling.
Now close the poori gently to make a dumpling.
Make all the dumplings and keep aside.
Meanwhile heat oil for deep frying.
Drop 2 to 3 Karanji's at a time.
Fry till golden brown or crisp.
Remove and rest them on paper towel.
Serve.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM # 23.

 

12 comments:

The Pumpkin Farm said...

nice filling, it looks similar to mine, i make the covering slightly different though

Chef Mireille said...

made kajji kayalu a few months ago and I love this variation!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Very new dish to me...
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preeti garg said...

Karanji Look wonderful

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Love this delicious sweet!!! very authentic and delicious!!
Sowmya

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Priya said...

Super tempting karanjis, prefectly done.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

yummy karanji...
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Kalyani said...

we too make it for Diwali :)

Kalyani
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Srivalli said...

Surprising how different states have different filling of the same dish right..good one..

Rajani S said...

These look nice!

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy karanjis.

Pavani said...

Yummy looking karanji.