Karanji Recipe

October 7, 2011

Ingredients:

1 cup Wheat flour

3 tablespoons Ghee

1 pinch Salt

1/2 litre Oil (for frying)

1 cup Grated coconut

3 1/4 cups Sugar

1 1/2 cups Milk

Few Almonds

Few Raisins

1/2 teaspoons Cardamom powder

1 tablespoon Poppy seeds

Recipe to prepare Karanji :

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

For the Stuffing
.    Cook the coconut (use fresh or dried) sugar, milk, chopped almonds and raisins, cardamom powder, and poppy seeds(optional) till the milk evaorates.

Procedure to make Karanji
.    Divide the dough into 20-25 sections, roll them out into flat round pancakes.
.    Place a spoon of stuffing at the centre and fold the pancake in half.
.    Use a cutter to create the fluted crescent border and cut off excess dough.
.    You can seal the edges by applying a little milk and pressing down hard.
.    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.

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