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Diwali Ki Karanji

Karanji, popularly known as gujiya is an all-time favorite sweet in India. At this time of diwali, every home has its own version of this very popular sweet.
Ingredients
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ghee 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Oil 1⁄2 Liter
  Coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Sugar 3 1⁄4 Cup (52 tbs)
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Almonds 30 Gram, chopped
  Raisins 30 Gram
  Cardamom powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Poppy seeds 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a mixing bowl combine the salt, flour and ghee. Rub in well. Gradually add water and knead to form firm dough. Cover with wet cloth and set aside.

MAKING
2. In a pan, cook the coconut, sugar, milk, chopped almonds and raisins, cardamom powder, and poppy seeds till the milk evaporates.
3. Divide the dough into 20-25 sections, roll them out into flat round pancakes.
4. Place a spoon of stuffing at the centre and fold the pancake in half. Seal the edges by applying a little milk and pressing down hard. Use a cutter to create the fluted crescent border and cut off excess dough.

FINALISING
5. After all the karanjis are stuffed, fry them in very hot oil for 2-3 minutes or till golden brown, remove onto paper towels and allow to cool.

SERVING
6. Serve warm or cool. Karanjis can be stored in air-tight containers for as long as 7 days

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Deep Fried
Occasion: 
Diwali
Ingredient: 
Coconut
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
Karanjis, I feel are sweets that spread love among people, specially at this time of diwali round the corner, mothers prepare karanjis and share with neighbours and loved ones, gifting to new ones in the neighborhood, thus spreading a warm feeling of being a part of humanity. I love it!!
Subtitle: 
Gujiya

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