Khaja (A type of Fried Sweets)

Khaja (A type of Fried Sweets)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of
    white flour
    (maida)
  • 1/2 cup of pure
    ghee (gua
    gheea)
  • 1& 1/2 cups of
    sugar
    (chini)
  • 1& 1/2 cups of refined cooking oil or
    ghee (for
    frying) (rifaain tela)
  • Salt to taste (luna)

Preparation:

  1. First of all make a paste of ghee and flour by mixing half a cup of ghee
    with equal quantity of flour and Keep this paste aside.
  2. Add a pinch of salt and three teaspoon of ghee to the remaining flour, mix
    thoroughly well and then add water slowly as you continue kneading.
  3. You should get a stiff dough and not a watery one, knead it further till
    the dough gets smoothened.
  4. Now roll the dough into a rectangular shape with the thickness of a chpati
    (roti).
  5. Then spread the ghee & flour paste evenly over the rectangular surface and
    roll the rectangular dough from one side to give it a rope like shape.
  6. Then cut it into one inch size pieces.
  7. Roll each piece again to make about 5 inch long khaja.
  8. Now heat oil or ghee in a frying pan and deep fry the pieces of khaja on
    medium to low flame.
  9. Prepare the sticky sugar syrup with sugar and water
  10. After the frying is over, now dip the khajas into sugar syrup (one at a
    time) and take out.
  11. Serve after the khaja becomes cold.

Note: It is prepared daily in the kitchen of the
Jagannath Temple of Puri and serve as prasad.

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