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Indian Karanji

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A very popular Indian Dessert prepared all over India on the occasion of Diwali. Crispy Chakali and scrumptious Karanji are the two special dishes that do not have substitute on Diwali. Though preparation of Karanji requires little extra time and efforts, the taste is worth of trying it. One major advantage of Karanji is it has good shelf life, it can be stored for weeks and can be used as dessert as well as snacks. In-case, you haven't tasted Karanji at all, this Diwali give it a try. Here is the recipe.
Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Warm milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Poppy seeds 1 Teaspoon (Khaskhas)
  Sooji 1 Teaspoon (Rawa)
  Dry grated coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cardamom powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Assorted nuts 1 Tablespoon
  Rice flour 2 Teaspoon
  Ghee 2 Teaspoon
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Frying)
Directions

For Cover / Coating
Heat up 2 tsp oil. Mix all purpose flour, sooji, salt in to a bowl and pur hot oil over it. Mix well till the time mixture becomes crumbly.
Pour warm milk slowly to make medium consistency dough, not too hard and too soft.
Cover and keep the dough for 30 mts.
For Filling / Stuffing
Dry roast sooji and poppy seeds separately till the time they get light brown color.
Add coconut to dry roasted sooji and poppy seeds, add sugar, cardamom powder, dry fruits and mix well.
To make Karanji
Take the dough and again knead to make it smooth. Divide dough in to 3 equal parts. Roll them in to three thin roti.
Mix rice flour and ghee to make it smooth and creamy.
Now take one thin roti, spread rice flour mixture evenly on it, place another roti on the top of it, again spread rice flour mixture.
Now place third roti, roll it evenly from all the sides to make it little thin. Again spread some ricr flour mixture.
Now start to roll these three rotis together likr Swiss Roll.
Stretch it out little bit, now divide it in to equal parts.
Take ball and roll like poori, add stuffing, apply milk around its edges and seal the karani well.
Use fork and make some design around karanji.
Now deep fry till the time it gets nice golden color.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Deep Fried
Occasion: 
Diwali
Ingredient: 
Suji
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
8

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