Recipe: Karanji (gujia)

Prepare delicious Karanjis for Ganesha right away!


1 cup maida
3 tsp ghee
1 cup grated coconut
3 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tbsp poppy seeds
chopped almonds
½ cardomom powder


Make a dough. In a bowl mix salt, maida and ghee. Add warm milk and salt to make a smooth dough.

For stuffing, cook the coconut, sugar, milk, chopped almonds and raisins, cardamom powder and poppy seeds in milk. Boil till the milk evaporates.

Divide the dough and make flat round pancakes. Add the stuffing in middle and close the corners. After stuffing all the gujias or karanji, heat oil in a frying pan.

Fry the karanjis for 2-3 minutes till the colour becomes golden brown.

Take out and place in tissue paper to avoid having extra oil. Let it cool.

Karanji is ready to eat. Enjoy Ganesh Chaturthi with this gujia recipe.

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