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Wednesday, August 26, 2009



For Dough:
1-cup maida ½ cup fine rava, Salt and Oil for deep-frying.
For Stuffing:
1-cup coconut, 1/2-cup sugar, 1/2 tsp cardamom powder, ¼ tsp of orange color, ¼ tsp nutmeg powder, 1 tsp poppy seeds, ½ cup raisins and ½ cup cashew nuts.
In order to prepare Karanji, you will have to first prepare dough and then prepare the stuffing. Once you are done with both of them, you simply need to fill the stuffing and deep-fry the Karanji.
Dough Preparation:
Heat 2 tbsp of oil and add it to maida. Mix it very well till all the maida gets the oil. Add salt and water to make it very stiff dough. Keep aside the dough for around 1/2 an hour. Stuffing Preparation:1. Roast the poppy seeds.
2. Take a pan and heat ½ cup water in it. Add sugar to it. Add coconut and orange color to it. Mix well till it forms a uniform mixture.
3. Mix poppy seeds well. Remove from heat and add cardamom powder and nut meg powder to it.
4. Add Raisins and cashew nuts. Mix well.

Karanji Preparation:
1. Roll small oval shaped puris from the hard dough.
2. Now place the prepared stuffing in the middle of it.
3. Stick both the corners of the puri by applying some water so that it will seal properly. Remember not to apply too much of water as it will not seal properly.4. Deep fry it till it becomes brownish color.

5. Serve it hot or cold as you wish.