Sarasiya Khaja - Fried Flaky Biscuits

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Oct. 17, 2012


All purpose flour/Better for biscuits rising flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Pinch
Water 12 Tablespoon (1/2 cup warm water for kneading the dough+ 1/4 cup cold water for boiling the butter)
Pepper 1 Teaspoon
White chili powder 1 Pinch
Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
Butter 1 (1 stick)
Mustard oil 3 Cup (48 tbs)



1. In a bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, black pepper, white chili powder and turmeric powder. Mix well and set aside.

2. Slowly pour in 1/2 cup of warm water to make the dough. Make sure the dough is not too hard or too soft.

3. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions and set aside.


4. In a pot over medium heat, add 1/4 cup water and butter. Once the butter starts to melt add 1 portion of the dough in small pieces into the water and mix well. Stir this mixture vigorously and incorporate the dough with the melted butter until the mixture becomes a smooth paste.

5. Once done, transfer this cooked dough into the mixing bowl with the other 2 divided portions of kneaded dough. Knead and incorporate this cooked dough well into the 2 raw portions of dough. Make golf size balls from this kneaded dough to make the khaja.

6. To make the flaky khaja, place the golf sized dough on a wooden board and roll it out into a circular flat base. With the help of one end of the rolling pin, make holes into the flat base and keep aside.

7. In a deep frying pan on a high temperature, heat the mustard oil. Once hot, lower the temperature and start frying the rolled out flaky khaja's two at a time. Fry them at low to medium high heat to make the flaky khaja crispy.

8. Once done, remove on a paper towel and drain the oil.


9. Serve these crispy flaky khaja biscuits, drizzled with some lime juice, with tea or coffee.


Bake the fried khajas in the oven at 190 F to make them more crispy if they turn out soft after frying or before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 20

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 384Calories from Fat 338

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.5%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 53 mg2.21%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 1 g2%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet